Easter – Symbols and Traditions

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Easter is one of the most important holidays for Christians in the world. For others, it is regarded as the beginning of spring. Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, as written in The New Testament. Later, the holiday has merged with spring celebrations. Easter is always associated with the Easter Bunny and painted eggs. There are many theories as …

Free CRA Webinars in March

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As the 2021 tax season is in full swing, join the Canada Revenue Agency’s Outreach Team for a series of free webinars Tuesdays in March from 1pm to 2 pm. Outreach officers from the Canada Revenue Agency will share information on the following topics: March 9: Benefits and Credits: The GST credit, Canada Child Benefit, Child Disability Benefit, Canada Workers …

Storm Drains

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As the cold spell draws to an end this weekend, snow will smelt all around our communities in Calgary. Today, let’s learn one thing or two about storm drains in Calgary. What are storm drains? Storm drains collect rainwater and melted snow from sidewalks, streets, and roads. Storm drains are the main way storm water gets into our underground pipes …

Black History Month – Violet King

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Black History Month is a time that we recognize, honour and celebrate their contributions. Learn about the history of Black History Month: How did Black History Month come into being? Today let’s read about biography of Voilet King, a notable Black individual who helped shape Canadian heritage and identity! Born in 1929, Violet King was the first Black person to …