What to Do with Leftover Turkey

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Canadian Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Roasted turkey is a traditional holiday dish for Thanksgiving. But turkeys are large. One way or another, you are bound to have leftover turkey the second day. What to do with leftover Turkey? Here are some suggestions to turn day-old turkey into delicious new dishes. Click below to view the recipes! Thanksgiving Turkey …

Bed Bugs in a Nutshell and How to Get Rid of Them

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Many new immigrants to Canada, when purchasing furniture, choose to buy second-hand mattresses and other furniture, instead of brand-new ones. No doubt that this is a great way to save money, especially when you are new in the country and don’t yet have any source of income. You will need to rely largely on the settlement fund you brought with …

Apply for a Job in Person (Walk-in Job Application)

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Some businesses such as fast-food restaurants, cafés, bakeries or retail stores accept in-person job applications. We also call this type of application “walk-in job application”. Doing walk-ins doesn’t mean you can just waltz into any store expecting to ace the interview and be hired on the spot. It happens, but before applying for a job in person, you need to …

Can We Gather Indoors This Fall?

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The weather is becoming cooler these days. As we enter the final quarter of 2020, a couple of holidays are right around the corner. More and more people are asking the question, can we gather indoors this fall? The short answer is you can, but there are risks you need to keep in mind. Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s top doctor, …

2020 Women’s Self-Defense Summit

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The 2020 Women’s Self-Defense Summit is happening next week, September 28 to 30! This is the ultimate free event for well-being and wellness conscious women! Learn how to become more confident, inspired, and empowered through self-defense secrets from 26 top self-defense experts in the world. Check out the detailed agenda and how to register here: https://womensselfdefensesummit.com * Although this is …

Is My Account Affected in the Recent CRA Hacking Incident?

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In the recent CRA hacking incidents, hackers used passwords and usernames from previous hacks in other organizations to access CRA accounts. As the CRA works to prevent future cyber incidents, we as taxpayers need to be aware if our accounts are affected. How do I know if my CRA account is affected? You will receive a letter (registered mail) from …

Why CRA May Call You & How to Spot Scammers

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As the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) gradually reopens some programs and services, CRA employees may be calling you to discuss your tax and benefit situations. However, you should be aware of scammers pretending to be CRA employees. Reasons the CRA may call: The CRA may call if they previously wrote to you, or in any of these situations: If you …

Include COVID-19 Essentials into Your Emergency Kit

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Unexpected situations happen every day. Having supplies is one thing you can do to help manage many situations. your goal will be to have enough supplies to keep you and your family safe, warm and comfortable for at least 72 hours. Normally, your family’s emergency kit should include: Nonperishable snacks that last at least 72 hours (e.g. energy bars, dried …

Use LoveYYC Pass to Support Local Businesses

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Do you live in Calgary? Are you a proud Calgarian? Tourism Calgary has a new #LoveYYC Deals Pass. Sign up for free today and get exclusive offers on Calgary attractions, hotels and restaurants! What does it include? Great deals and discounts for things to see and do, eat & drink and staycations Free and simple to use with new offers …