World Refugee Day 2021

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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 …

Calgary Public Library Locations to Reopen on June 14

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On Monday, June 14, the Calgary Public Library will reopen 19 locations for regular hours of service. All locations will reopen except for Rocky Ridge and Signal Hill libraries. Services returning June 14 include: Browsing physical collections Printing, Wi-Fi and copying Desktop and Chromebook access Study space Reading Room Study Space at select locations Interior book returns The following services …

About Canada Geese and How to Avoid Conflicts with Them

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Fun facts about Canada Geese Throughout Canada, there are 11 subspecies of the Canada Goose. Canada Geese can live up to 20 years. The oldest known wild goose was a 33-year-old female. They feed on grasses but also eat garbage or compost. And in case you haven’t noticed, geese are quite comfortable in an urban environment, such in towns and …

IRCC Approved My PR Application but I Haven’t Landed in Canada. What Should I Do Now?

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Today, let’s take a look at travel information in place for permanent residents who haven’t landed in Canada. To finish the application process, you have to land as a permanent resident. Landing refers to the final interview with an immigration officer at either a port of entry or a local IRCC office within Canada. During this interview, you officially become a …

How to Get Rid of Expired Bear Spray?

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Never put bear spray into your blue cart. Safely dispose of bear spray and pepper spray for free at a household hazardous waste drop-off. You can bring up to 20 litres of household chemicals per week. Designated fire station – put in secure bear spray bin. City landfill Throw ‘n’ …

How to Recycle or Get Rid of Household Appliances?

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! How to properly recycle or get rid of of household appliances? The short answer to this question is: it depends! If the appliances still work, check these local charities if they accept donation: Calgary Drop In Centre Habitat for Humanity Restore (NE location only) Women In Need Society Other donation options …