Dead plants, soil and plant pots

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information

Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Summer is winding down, and the growing season for many summer plants are ending. How do we propertly get rid of dead plants, soil and plant pots? Are any of these items recyclable? Dead Plants, leftover soil or dirt: Soil and dirt belong to your green cart as they are …

Which Plastics Are Recyclable?

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information

Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Do you stare at your empty plastics wondering if it belongs in the blue cart? Ask yourself this question to be sure you recycle your plastics right. Is it a container? If your plastic is a container like a bottle, jug, or tub, it can be recycled. Make sure it’s …

What’s New at Library: Changes to CPL’s Health & Safety Measures and Available Services

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Updates

On June 14, the Calgary Public Library opened all but two locations. Then on June 28, the last two libraries opened doors to public. As of today, all locations are open at regular service hours. Starting August 3, some new changes will happen to the Library’s safety measures. Masks are no longer required inside Library locations, as Calgary repealed the …

Are Egg Cartons Recyclable?

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information

Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Are egg cartons recyclable? It depends on the materials used to make the cartons. Egg cartons made of foam belong in your black cart as garbage. Egg cartons made of plastic with the recycling symbols 1-7 should be put in your blue cart and recycled. Egg cartons made of cardboard …

Going out on foot? Here are some Pedestrian Safety Tips in Calgary!

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all intersections and crosswalks in Calgary unless one of the following two situations occurs: the intersection is controlled by a traffic signal or traffic control device if a police officer indicates otherwise. This may not be the case in your home country. In your home country, motor vehicles may have the right-of-way, meaning that pedestrians …

Last Two Libraries to Open Doors at Regular Hours

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Settlement News, Updates

On June 14, the Calgary Public Library opened all but two locations. Today the library has updated that the rest two libraries will open doors to public. They are: Rocky Ridge Library (as of June 28) Signal Hill Library (as of July 2) The following services are unavailable at the moment, and after July 2: Curbside Printing In-person events and …

CRA Free Webinars on Benefits, Credits and Income Tax Basic Concepts

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information, Updates

The 2021 tax season has passed, but learning about income tax basics is a lifelong journey for newcomers and new Canadians. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Outreach team is offering the following free virtual sessions on Benefits & Credits and Income Tax Basic Concepts, open to all. Benefits & Credits July 28, 10:00 am August 10, 10:30 am Income Tax …

World Refugee Day 2021

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Community, Settlement & Community News, Settlement News, Updates

World Refugee Day (each year on June 20) is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe.  Having been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution, refugees who settled in Canada make significant contributions to our nation’s economy. As tax payers, they create jobs, buy homes and put down roots …