The Canada Bus Launches New Routes Connecting Calgary and Edmonton

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Exciting news! Even though you don’t drive, you can still visit Edmonton from Calgary! The Canada Bus is a Calgary-based bus service. It has recently launched new daily routes between Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton. The daily routes cover all 7 days of the week and have 6 pick up and drop off locations along the way. Check out the …

EmploymentWorks Virtual Program by the Centre for Autism Services Alberta

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a range of conditions. Each person with ASD is unique and the term “spectrum” refers to the wide variation in strengths and challenges reflected among those with the disorder. Living with ASD does not necessarily mean one cannot succeed in finding meaningful and sustainable paid employment. The EmploymentWorks Virtual Program offered by the Centre …

Book a Road Test in Alberta

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Alberta has launched a new road test system to ensure drivers have timely access to tests while keeping Alberta roads safe. Since January 5, 2021, passenger vehicle road tests (Class 4-6) are delivered by private driver examiners through Alberta registry agents. When you search about road tests in Alberta using a search engine, such as google, you may be provided …

Alberta Offers Outreach Support to Communities with High Numbers of Active COVID-19 Cases

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The government of Alberta has recently put forward new outreach supports for communities in Calgary and Edmonton with higher numbers of active COVID-19 cases and rates of infection. Calgary neighbourhoods include: Lower Northeast and Upper Northeast Edmonton neighbourdhoods include: Abbottsfield, Castle Downs, Eastwood, Jasper Place, Millwoods West, North East, Northgate, Woodcroft East, Woodcroft West Starting December 15, residents in these …

New Mandatory Health Restrictions In Place for Calgary and Edmonton

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Effective October 26, 2020, new mandatory public health measures are in place for Edmonton and Calgary to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 1. 15-person limit on all social & family gatherings, e.g. parties, wedding and funeral receptions, etc. 2. Wear non-medical masks in all indoor work settings, except when alone in workspaces such as offices or cubicles. 3. Limit …

IRCC Resumes Some In-Person Services by Appointment

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Over the past few months, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has taken steps to provide virtual services where possible, but there have still been significant disruptions in their services. Beginning the week of September 21, 2020, IRCC will begin to offer some in-person services at selected offices in Canada by appointment only. IRCC will contact you to book an …

Vending Machines Selling Masks and Hand Sanitizer

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Have you ever left home, walked all the way to a CTrain or bus station then realized you left your face mask or hand sanitizer at home? Here’s some good news — Personal protective equipment (PPE) will become more available in vending machines in public spaces across Canada! Klear Vending, a company based in Toronto has already set up four …

Alberta Government To Support Edmonton-Calgary Hyperloop

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A round-trip drive between Edmonton and Calgary usually takes six hours. Can you imagine making it within one hour or even just 30 minutes? It might not sound so impossible with the Edmonton-Calgary hyperloop project. Canadian hyperloop company Transpod has entered a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Alberta government. The government will provide some supports to the feasibility …

Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing at Shoppers Drug Mart & Loblaw Pharmacies

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To date, more than 837,649 COVID-19 tests have been completed in Alberta. If you reside in Alberta and have no symptoms of COVID-19, you can now have yourself tested in your community by booking an asymptomatic test appointment at one of the Shoppers Drug Mart and pharmacies in stores owned by Loblaw. More than 50 Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaw …