How to Recycle Batteries

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Batteries are an important part of our daily life, but do you know how to correctly recycle batteries? We have carts of three different colors: Black Cart, Blue Cart & Green Cart, and you may ask where you should place batteries. The answer is no, you cannot place batteries (rechargeable …

When to Call 911

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When someone’s life, health or safety is at risk, calling 911 is the fastest to get help. In a true emergency, call 911 and stay on the phone with the operator. Calgary 911 also provides life-saving instructions on the phone when you wait for the ambulance to arrive. When should you call 911? When someone has difficulty breathing, is bleeding …

Calgary Police Service’s Non-Emergency Number

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Many newcomers are quite familiar with the emergency number 911. 911 is the number to call any time you have an emergency requiring Police service Fire department Ambulance * Please refer to When to Call 911 for more information. But did you know, it is NOT right to call 911 for non-urgent situations? 911 is meant for people in immediate …

Parchment Paper & Aluminum Foil

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When we cook or bake in an oven, we often line the baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Where should we place them after we finish cooking? Find the answer in today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers and different creative ways to reuse aluminum foils! Parchment paper Parchment paper is compostable and belongs to your green …

Video: How to Apply for Fair Entry

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The Fair Entry program allows eligible Calgarians to access subsidized services. In this short video below, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on: How to Apply for Fair Entry * If you are not familiar with the Fair Entry, we also invite you to watch our previously-published animation:  What is the Fair Entry Program? If you still have …

Video: How to Get Flu Shots in Alberta

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Have you taken a flu shot this winter? If you haven’t, hurry up and get it done! Watch this short animation video and follow Dr. Susan a step-by-step guide on: How to Get Flu Shots in Alberta Topics discussed include: What is influenza (flu)? What does flu do to your body? How to prevent flu? How to get flu shot …

Video: How to Check Application Processing Time

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Have you submitted an application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC)  and wonder how long it’s going to take for it to be processed? In this short video below, we will provide you with a step-by-step guide on: How to Check Application Processing Time If you still have more questions, please fill out this form: https://settlementcalgary.com/isc-welcome/  One of our Newcomer …

How to Recycle Lotion Containers

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Today, let’s learn how to properly recycle or dispose of leftover lotion, lotion bottle and tube! Lotion tube Put all types of lotion tubes into your black cart as garbage. It’s okay if there’s leftover lotion or cream inside the tube. You can put the whole thing into your black …

How to Correctly Recycle Electronic Items

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! It’s always nice to have the latest technology in your hand. How often do you change your smartphone? With the holiday season approaching fast, many people choose to buy new cellphones during the Black Friday and Boxing Day sales. What to do with old cellphone and other discarded electronics? You …