COVID-19 Home Test Kit

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Where should we place used COVID-19 home test kit? Put the home testing devices into your black cart as garbage, including any small plastic components. Recycle cardboard and paper packaging in your blue cart or at a community recycling depot Learn about different carts here: Black Cart, Blue Cart & …

Double Take

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Double Take. What does “Double Take” mean? a delayed surprised reaction at seeing something or someone a surprised second look at a something whose significance wasn’t completed grasped at first How to use “Double Take”? Use it in this phrase Do a double take Examples: I did …

Best Before vs. Expiry Dates

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How foods are regulated in Canada might be quite different from your home country. Today, let’s understand the difference between the Best Before date and. the Expiry or Expiration date. Best Before, Best By, or BF dates are about the food quality (freshness, texture, flavour and nutritional value). appear on packaged foods that will keep fresh for 90 days or …

Get a Word in Edgewise

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Get a Word in Edgewise. What does “get a word in edgewise” mean? To have an opportunity to speak To successfully interrupt a conversation in which someone else is talking nonstop How to use “get a word in edgewise”? This phrase is usually used with a negative …

Virtual Career Fair October 21 – 22, 2021

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Virtual Career Fair (VCF) is coming soon in fall 2021! What: Virtual Career Fair is hosted by Immigrant Services Calgary twice a year. When: The upcoming VCF will be on October 21 – 22, 2021, from 9 AM – 4 PM MDT Where: Register yourself at https://vcf.settlementcalgary.com/ Employers across Canada will be joining us with more than thousands of job …

To Split Hairs

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: To Split Hairs What does “to split hairs” mean? To find fault, to nitpick or quibble about something small and unimportant Make unnecessary, tiny distinctions between things Argue about small and unimportant details of something How to use it? Add “about…” or “over…” after it, to indicate …

How to Recycle Books

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! If they are in okay-ish conditions, donate or drop-off used books to: Little Free Library Calgary Reads Used bookstores Old and unusable books and book that are falling apart: Place in your blue cart Drop off at a community recycling depot for free How do I prepare books for disposal? …

Cut and Dried

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Cut and Dried. What does “cut and dried” mean? Clear and definite Done and completed Settled, decided, and unlikely to change How to use it? “Cut and dried” is used to describe a situation, solution, or plan. You can use it as a predicate adjective, which modifies …