Thanksgiving Day 2020

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Turkey. Smiling Faces. A family gathering. Yellow leaves. These are the images that often come up when one thinks of Thanksgiving Day. It was declared as a national holiday in 1879. On January 31st, 1957, the Canadian Parliament announced that this would be “a day of general thanksgiving to almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been …

Calgary Transit: Thanksgiving Weekend

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Calgary Transit has adjusted their service levels for the Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, October 10 through Monday, October 12. On Monday, October 12, Calgary transit will be running Sunday level of service, but October 10 – October 11 will have normal weekend service. Their customer service hours of operation have also adjusted due to the Thanksgiving weekend, to find out the …

Labour Day 2020

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With workers all over Canada looking forward to a day to recharge on Labour Day, let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the origin and history of this public holiday. The Toronto Printers Union had been asking their employers for a shorter work week for over 3 years. After being repeatedly ignored, they took bold action and went on strike …