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  • Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and more: Enroll your children in a school with a second language

    Speaking a second language can be an invaluable skill that will serve you well throughout your lifetime. If you speak 2 or more languages, you’ll likely experience one or more of following benefits: You become smarter: According to this article, speaking a second language improves your negotiation, reasoning, and communications skills, as you learn how to do just this in multiple languages. You become better…

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  • Why Thanksgiving is the nicest Canadian holiday

    This year, Canadian Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Monday, October 9. Thanksgiving is always held on the second Monday in October. Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of our very favourite Canadian holidays, and we think it could be yours, too. Why is that? It’s not just because we get to eat tables of delicious food, or because we get a day off work (although you…

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  • So what’s a “green bin”?

    All private homes (and some apartment and condo buildings) in Calgary are given black, blue, and green bins for waste collection.   If you have a back lane behind your house, your black, blue, and green bins will stay here, near your garage or parking space. The City of Calgary is responsible for picking up and emptying these bins once every 1-2 weeks, and every neighbourhood…

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  • Big changes for Canadian citizenship applications and the refugee settlement loan program

    Beginning October 11, new rules applying to applications for Canadian citizenship come into effect, introduced by the Liberal government. Here’s what’s changing: Permanent Residents can apply for Canadian citizenship if they have lived in the country for 3 of the 5 previous years (not 4 of the previous 6, as was previously the case) For time spent in the country before becoming Permanent Residents, international…

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