Change in Your Drinking Water

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The taste, odour and appearance of your drinking water may vary at different times of the year. Why does my water smell musty or have an unusual odour? If the musty odours occurs only at one faucet, try cleaning the drain, this often removes the odours. When cause is seasonal elevated levels of geosmin, note that geosmin is not harmful …

New Temporary Provincial Measures Announced to Curb the Spread of COVID-19

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Effective September 16, some new temporary provincial measures are in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 Indoor social gatherings Vaccinated: Indoor private social gatherings are limited to a single household plus one other household to a maximum of 10 vaccine-eligible, vaccinated people and no restrictions on children under 12. Unvaccinated: Indoor social gatherings are not permitted for vaccine-eligible people …

Up to $36 million Additional Funding to Increase Health-Care Capacity

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Up to $36 million in new funding will improve wages and create additional workforce capacity to allow more Albertans to receive care outside of hospitals and free up resources to treat COVID-19 patients during the fourth wave. The additional funding will be used for: Wage increases (pay increase of $2 an hour for the next 13 months) for health-care aides …

Indoor Masking Becomes Mandatory Again

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Hope you didn’t toss all your masks! Indoor masking and face-covering have become mandatory again after temporary measures have come into effect September 4 at 8 a.m. These public health actions are required due to rising cases and hospitalizations, largely in unvaccinated Albertans. Masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces. Restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, nightclubs and other …

COVID-19 Provincial & Territorial Resources

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Alberta COVID-19 info for Albertans, COVID-19 Self-Assessment for Albertans Phone number: 811 Social media:Instagram @YourAlberta, Facebook @YourAlberta.ca, Twitter @YourAlberta, Twitter @CMOH_Alberta British Columbia British Columbia COVID-19, BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool Phone number: 811 Social media: Facebook @ImmunizeBC, Twitter @CDCofBC Saskatchewan Saskatchewan COVID-19, Saskatchewan Self Assessment Tool Phone number: 811 Social media: Facebook @SKGov, Twitter @SKGov See the full list of …

Free Virtual Fitness Classes Offered in August by the City of Calgary

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Health and wellness, Updates

No need to get dressed up for the gym. You can work out in whatever is comfortable by joining City of Calgary’s Virtual Fitness Classes. All classes are free in August, so take advantage of them now! Paid classes begin in September. Benefits of joining online fitness classes: Live instruction from certified instructors No additional monthly fees No need to …

Changes to Alberta’s COVID-19 Measures

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Updates

The Alberta Government will make some changes to bring COVID measures in line with other respiratory viruses while keeping strong measures in place to protect Albertans. Starting Jul. 29, quarantine will not be universally required for close contacts may still be required in some high risk settings or outbreak management. On Aug 16, masking for transit/taxis/rideshares will be lifted. may …

Use Fire Pits Responsibly

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The use of the following items must meet Calgary’s Community Standards Bylaw for your safety and enjoyment, as well as your neighbours: Backyard fire pits Outdoor fireplaces Wood burning ovens Chimeneas There had recently been a fire ban advisory issued on July 16 due to poor air quality in Calgary, which was then lifted on July 21. Always check if a Fire Ban is …

Canada to Ease Border Measures for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, COVID-19, Updates

On July 19, the Government of Canada announced a plan to gradually re-open our borders.  Starting August 9, 2021: Canada plans to begin allowing entry to American citizens and permanent residents, who are currently residing in the United States, and have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to entering Canada for non-essential travel.  International flights carrying passengers will …