How to Correctly Recycle Electronic Items

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! It’s always nice to have the latest technology in your hand. How often do you change your smartphone? With the holiday season approaching fast, many people choose to buy new cellphones during the Black Friday and Boxing Day sales. What to do with old cellphone and other discarded electronics? You …

Secret Santa for Newcomer Children

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Christmas is around the corner and Santa is getting ready to visit us! Santa helpers are helping Santa prepare presents for kids. You can receive a present, if you are 6 to 13 years old have lived in Canada for less than 16 months currently resides in Calgary How to receive a present? All you need to do is sending …

When Push Comes to Shove

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: “When Push Comes to Shove”. What does “when push comes to shove” mean? “When push comes to shove” means if worse comes to worse. It is when a decision needs to be made to resolve an urgent issue matters become critical and call for an action someone …

Kitchen Essentials You Need to Kick-Start Your New Life

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When you move to Canada to start a new life, you may have to leave behind a lot of things, because you simply don’t have enough space in your luggage to fit bulky items, such as kitchenware and kitchen supplies. Most rental properties don’t come with furniture or kitchen supplies. How to quickly set up your own kitchen at low …

Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov 20

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Today November 20, 2020 is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). TDOR is an annual observance where we honour lives of transgender and nonbinary people who were murdered over the last year as a result of transphobia and transphobic violence. In the past 12 months, 350 trans and gender-diverse people were reported killed globally. From January 2008 to September 2020, …

Canada-U.S. Border Closure Extended until Dec 21

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The Canada-U.S. border has been closed for all non-essential travel since March 21, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then the restriction was extended for multiple times. It was recently announced that the Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to all non-essential travel until December 21,2020. Examples of non-essential (optional) travel include tourism, recreation and entertainment. Get in touch with …

Black Cart, Blue Cart & Green Cart

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Welcome to Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! These are a series of articles to help you learn the right way to recycle, dispose or donate your unwanted items. Blue Cart Use your Blue Cart or access a community recycling depot to help keep valuable recyclable materials out of City landfills. Items that should go to your Blue Cart …

Flashback: Online Diwali Celebration on Nov 13

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Last Friday (November 13), three programs at Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) worked in collaboration and hosted a beautiful free event for the celebration of this year’s Diwali. ISC clients and staff joined online for a series of diverse programs. Participants learnt about Diwali festival, why it’s celebrated and fun trivia about Diwali. In addition, they enjoyed the following wonderful performances: …

Toilet Paper Rolls and Paper Towel Rolls

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Welcome to Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! We are starting an exciting new article series to help you learn the right way to recycle, dispose or donate your unwanted items. After you finish using a roll of toilet paper or paper towel: You end up with rolls in the centre, which look like this: Did you know that …