Driver Medical Exams Now More Accessible For Seniors

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Nurse practitioners are now officially allowed to complete driver medical examination forms making these exams more accessible for drivers age 75 or older, commercial drivers, and medically-at-risk drivers. Before this regulation amendment, only physicians could complete such forms in Alberta. Driver’s medical examinations are required for: Class 3, 5, 6 and 7 licences at age 75, age 80 and every …

How to Use Calgary Transit My Fare App

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On July 1, Calgary Transit has launched a mobile ticketing app called My Fare. Never need to line up again to buy transit tickets and passes! You can now do it anytime from anywhere using your smartphones. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use this app: Download My Fare for free from Google Play Store. Note that as of …

Domestic Travel Restrictions as of June 26

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In this article, let’s take a look at the latest domestic travel restrictions for Alberta and its neighbors: Alberta Albertans are legally required to isolate for 14 days if they returned from travel outside Canada or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19; Albertans are legally required to isolate for 10 days if they have any COVID-19 symptoms not …

Canadian Multiculturalism Day 2020

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Do you know what we celebrate tomorrow June 27 in Canada? The government of Canada declared June 27 as the Canadian Multiculturalism Day in 2002. This year, join a virtual celebration to mark the Canadian Multiculturalism day. Check out virtual activities across the country here: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/campaigns/multiculturalism-day.html What is “Multiculturalism”? It’s “the presence of, or support for the presence of, several …

Calgary Pride Learning Series Workshops

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As a newcomer to Canada, depending on which country you are from, you may or may not be familiar with the acronym LGBTQ2. The following two free online workshops are perfect for you if you want to learn more about this topic: Two-Spirit Teachings Date: Thursday, June 25th, 2020 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Reserve a spot: RSVP for …

CBC Forum on Systemic Racism

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CBC Alberta will run a free, public forum We Need to Talk tomorrow on Thursday, June 25, on systemic racism in Alberta. Some of the topics that will be explored include: How does systemic racism affect people of color in Alberta? What can be done to address that? Individuals who have experienced systemic racism firsthand will share their personal stories. …

Stay Cyber-Healthy during COVID-19

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It is important to stay cyber-healthy, especially during COVID-19. The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security offers the following tips to help Canadians stay cyber-healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. 1. Beware of Unsolicited emails and texts COVID-19-related phishing attempts are on the rise. Cyber attackers try to trick you into clicking on links or attachments so they can infect your device or steal your data. …

ISC Food Drive for Love with Humanity

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Immigrant Services Calgary (ISC) partnered with Love with Humanity Association to create a food drive. This food drive was lead by ISC to gather non-perishable food items for Love with Humanity’s Mini Outdoor Food Bank. Love with Humanity Association is a registered non-profit organization. Their projects include Coffee with Seniors, Drive with Homeless People, Informative Seminars, Mini Outdoor Food Bank, …