How to Recycle or Get Rid of Christmas Lights and Christmas Decorations?

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information

Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! How to properly recycle or get rid of Christmas lights and decorations? The short answer to this question is: it depends! If the decorations and lights are still usable, Reuse Christmas decorations, or give them away to family and friends. Give them away (or sell them at a low price) …

The Tide Has Turned

Lisa C. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: The Tide Has Turned. What does “the tide has turned” mean? one’s luck has changed, especially for the better things has began to change in favor of someone or something How to use it? This idiom is quite flexible. Use this idiom as a sentence, which can be in different tenses depending on the context. …

Ron Ghitter CM Scholarship Fund Launched by CIWA

Lisa C. Settlement & Community News, Updates

Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association is thrilled to be launching the Ron Ghitter CM Scholarship Fund. This unique scholarship will be awarded to immigrant and refugee women who are above 25 years of age, are past or current CIWA clients AND demonstrate financial need What is this scholarship for? The purpose of this scholarship is to further their education in pursuit …

How to Get a Social Insurance Number (SIN) during the Pandemic

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information

Newcomers continue to land in Canada and become Permanent Residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Service Canada Centre gradually opened up since Spring 2021 for in person services. As of Fall 2021, Newcomers can still get their Social Insurance Numbers in three different ways: Online: https://sin-nas.canada.ca/en/Sin/  By mail: prepare required documents, complete the application form and mail everything and mail it …

COVID-19 Home Test Kit

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information

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

Lisa C. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

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

Lisa C. Daily Life, Health and wellness, Newcomer Information

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

Lisa C. Newcomer Information

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 …