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THREAD: Calgary Transit is implementing a three-step plan to address concerns around safety.

Effective immediately, Calgary Transit is doubling the number of peace officers (from 30 per day to 60 per day) that are deployed on the system at any one time.
#yyccc #Calgary #LRT
Peace officers will continue to work with DOAP and Calgary Police Services (CPS) to address issues. This immediate activity will be achieved through overtime with existing resources – all peace officer functions will be maintained. #yyccc #Calgary
Step 2: Utilize partnerships with Calgary Community Standards, CPS, and Corporate Security to relieve and support the existing peace officer staff which will allow for additional visibility on board the trains as well as more active monitoring at the stations. #yyccc #Calgary
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I was only 23 when I met Dr. Mulugeta Gebrehiwot (nom de guerre Mulugeta Chaltu) in #Mekelle. I was young, ambitious, full of energy, first year after graduating from #AddisAbabaUniversity. I was talking to him on how I could help with the selection of wastewater treatment 1/5
plant technologies to be established as part of Sheba Tannery in #Wukro (now destroyed/looted by #Eritrean forces). He knew I was a novice. He still was glad to see me give it a shot. He handed me the tender document. I cherished it so much (and partly, I am a collector par 2/5
excellence) that it went with me to Bahir Dar, Addis Ababa, #Stockholm and now #Calgary. I still have it in my home office library here. I remember Chaltu as a very positive and encouraging gentleman. Fast forward 25 years, I am now at the foot of the Rocky Mountains of 3/5
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I have an emergency that I would like my Twitter Family's #Help with.

I am worried about my friend Jenn and her co workers that run @HarvestHillsYYC.

They have run themselves ragged and need help.

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There's a reason why Jenn and the team have not posted or shared a lot lately on their social media accounts.

She is probably going to kill me for doing this (RIP @Hell_Berta)......but I need to do something for them. I can't sit back and watch them burn themselves out.
As everyone knows, Jenn was in a car accident in Dec. and she was hurt pretty bad. I am talking grade 3 concussion bad and really really bad whiplash and other injuries.

She is at home recovering and her fellow board members and dedicated volunteers have picked up and helped.
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This evening at 4:45pm we got a call from a social worker that works with seniors. She called us in a frenzy asking us for immediate help.

She told us of an emergency so extreme that her voice shook with concern over one of her clients.

#YYC #Calgary #CalgarySeniors #hope
This is what she said:

"Hello Jen, I was hoping I would be able to contact you before I left my work for the day in regards to a rather important situation that came across my desk this afternoon. I hope you have the time to chat?"

I said "Yes of course, how can we help?" #care
She said "We have a senior lady that is struggling so much that she has been going door to door asking for food from others in her complex."

I was quiet and honestly speechless.

I said "Of course we can and we will help. What is it that you need." #FEEDYYC #FoodHamper #helping
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Yesterday, we had a call. A call that made 3 of my volunteers cry.

You see, an individual in need contacted @HarvestHillsYYC and asked for help with food. We have permission to tell his story and share his request with everyone.
It started off with a phone call to a new volunteer that was on her first on call shift over the Christmas Break. "N" called and left a message in which he asked to be called back as soon as possible.

So our volunteer Melanie returned his call.
She asked N what he needed help with & he said he needed help with food/rent cause he could pay his rent & not eat for the month & maybe eat once every 3 to 4 days....or pay some of his rent and be able to eat everyday and hope he could find the money to pay the rest of his rent.
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After a day of delivering shopping for and hampers with @merylyyc, I was dropping my daughter off at her dads for the week when I first got a call from a single mom that needed help.

Picture below is a truck full of hampers!
I answered the phone and explained the steps this person on the phone needed to do to apply for assistance. She told me she would head to the site right away.....and she did.

So this 🚨Emergency🚨 came in tonight. (See photo of email).
I immediately contacted her and asked her what she immediately needed. She explained that she needed to get out of the room she is sharing with her children & into a basement suite

She then said she wanted a meal or two so she could eat like a family with her kids for Christmas.
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BREAKING: #Alberta releases it’s Q3 #Overdose data.

Over 900 dead in 10 months.

The news is heartbreaking and unacceptable.

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#ABLeg #ABpoli

cbc.ca/amp/1.5846860#…
The #Alberta #UCP have made it their mandate to systematically dismantle #HarmReduction.

Given we are at the end of an incredibly eventful year, I feel it prudent to recap the damage @jkenney and @jasonluan88 have inflicted on people who use drugs, their friends, and families.
Welcome to the Top 5 UCP Acts of Harm Production—2020 Edition 🎉

1) The FLAWED SCS review panel/report.
2) Halting the Virtual Overdose Prevention Program
3) Closing down a treatment program for homeless men
4) Defunding injectable opioid agonist therapy
5) Closing ARCHES
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🚨🎄#Christmas #Help🎄🚨

We only have 2 #families left 2 be sponsored for this #HolidaySeason

If you want to help a #family be #sponsored, please call the HHCC team at 403-608-7224 for more info!

Family information for each family is below!

#PleaseDonate #AlbertaCares #YYC
Family 1:

#FrontlineWorkers #Mom is on the #Frontline at a local #Hospital.

#Dad is a maintenance worker that worked for #WestJet, he was laid off. (He’s been #LaidOff since May of #2020.

This #Family has 4 #Children & #Pets.

They are looking to be #Sponsored for #Christmas
Family 2:

#Dad is a #FRONTLINE #Worker.

#Mom was a #Waitress until she was laid off in #April of #2020. The #restaurant #ClosedDown

There are 5 children ages 7 months to 8 years.

They too are #Looking to be #Sponsored for #Christmas this #HolidaySeason.

#CalgaryCares #YYC
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Il y a 5 ans, lors de l'une des pires crises de réfugiés au monde, le 🇨🇦 a pris des mesures pour aider 73 000 réfugiés syriens.

Cela ne s'est pas fait tout seul; il a fallu du leadership👇🏾
Nous n'avons pas accompli cela seuls; cela n'a été possible que grâce à la générosité des 🇨🇦.

Ils ont ouvert leurs portes et leurs cœurs du Cap Breton, à Montréal, à Mississauga, à Altona, à Calgary, à Kelowna. Nous avons vu le pays agit ensemble. 👏🏾
Je n'oublierai jamais la jeune fille qui s'est effondrée et m'a remercié à #Saskatoon lors d'un camp d'été, organisé par International Women of Saskatoon, qui m'a dit qu'elle se sentait enfin en sécurité dans son nouveau chez-soi.
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5 years ago during one of the world's worst refugee crisis, 🇨🇦 stepped up to resettle 73K Syrian refugees. 

This didn't happen by itself, it took leadership👇🏾

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Our Govt did not accomplish this on our own, it was only made possible b/c of the generosity of Canadians in 350+ communities. 🇨🇦 

They opened their homes & hearts from Cape Breton, to Montreal, to Mississauga, to Altona, to Calgary, to Kelowna. We saw the country step up. 👏🏾
I will never forget the young girl who broke down and embraced me in #Saskatoon at a summer camp, hosted by the International Women of Saskatoon, who told me she finally felt safe in her new home.
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I am writing this while crying. I was going to read it on a video but I am an ugly crier!

This was emailed to us last night from a 10 year old little girl who does not want presents for Christmas but wants food to feed her family. Image
This is one of many we have received. Including the one below.
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Jen here, I am currently waiting for my car 2 warm up 2 be able 2 drive 2 a home in #Martindale to pick up & drive a mom & young son to the Children’s Hospital.

She needed a ride & did not have enough money to pay for a cab.

So the #volunteer on call called me for #help. #YYC
So soon I will be heading to the Children’s Hospital 🏥 & hoping that this young mans eardrum did not burst, as his mom said that this will be his 4th or 5th ear infection just this year. Mom is alone here in #YYC as she just moved here from #GrandPrairie in January of this year.
Now the #car is #warm & I’m off! I will #update everyone after I am back home! #HelpingOthers #DoAGoodDeed #community #Support #YYCCares #AlbertaCares #CalgaryCares #CanadaCares
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The team was out shopping for #FoodHampers today! All of us are super busy!

We delivered sixteen #hampers just today alone with tomorrow being our day off!

We are in #desperate #need of donations whether it be a financial #donation or gift cards.

TY TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS!! ImageImageImageImage
Tomorrow we will be planning out all our holiday hampers! But we are still in need of donations small or large, as daily we get calls, emails, texts and messages on our social media.

If you can help, please donate via our website at:

HarvestHillsCaresCalgary.Ca
There’s a link in the drop down menu for #Donations.

For etransfers, they can be sent to:

Donations@HarvestHillsCaresCalgary.Ca

Please help the 111 families we currently have on our #holiday list this year! #charity #ad #GivingTuesday2020 #Christmas #Alberta #Calgary #FeedYYC
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**WARNING TRIGGERS** (I HAVE PERMISSION TO SHARE STORY)

Today was stressful & hard. It was emotional. I broke down in tears along side my volunteers & a young mother of two, who felt like her world was ending. She wanted to save her children from what she's had to endure.
She didn't want to end up a statistic. She chose to leave a volatile living situation & move to a safe place where she began the process of living for herself & living for her children.

She chose life not abuse. She chose her kids over her partner. She chose smiles over tears.
She told all of us that she had been planning for over a year to leave & was on the verge of leaving when #Covid19AB happened.

She was scared/afraid/had panic attacks not knowing how to help herself let alone her children. Then she saw us on @GlobalCalgary with @global_leslie.
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Please share this far & wide! Both @ParachutesP & @HarvestHillsYYC are trying to raise funds to help humans & pets this Christmas & beyond.

The amount of people needing a helping hand especially since the start of the #COVID19AB & #COVID19 pandemic has risen as each day goes by.
Earlier this year we began planning this raffle in hopes of being able to garner enough success out of this raffle to sustain both organizations for a month or more.

But we need #Calgary’s #Help. We #need #Canada’s #Help. We need #Alberta’s #Help.
We can’t afford to lose another pet or lose another life to #DomesticViolence, #Mentalhealth, #Homelessness, or anything else for that matter.
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**Help IS Desperately NEEDED** **Emergency HELP**

This is very hard for us to write. But we feel we have no other choice due to us seeing the massive amount of requests that we are getting daily for both Humans and Pets.

Here is what has happened as of late:
This past weekend alone, we had over 30 emergency requests from individuals & families fleeing domestic violence. Many leaving with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

We were able to help about 17 of these individuals find shelter and lodging via referrals to other groups.
The other 13 individuals are being helped by our awesome volunteers. We are tracking down emergency funding and helping them apply for help through various organizations here in #Calgary.

We will be assisting them and their families in hopes of helping them feel safe once again.
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Shalee (@shaleestair) has been a Calgary Firefighter for 15 years. She tells us about the hurdles she had to jump to achieve her dream and how overcoming addiction has led her to become a mentor for other women.
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"My name is Shalee. I have 2 beautiful daughters, Jaxon (21) and Reiss (19). From an early age, I knew I wanted to be a firefighter and help people. I applied at 18, but they said I needed more life experience. I kept working at Safeway and started my family.
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When I turned 30, I decided I had nothing to lose and applied for my dream job. I was so afraid of not making it, but I knew I had to try. The interview, workouts and prep with 2 small kids was not easy. My 1st year of the job was extremely challenging.
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Carmen Cheng is the woman behind
@FoodKarmaBlog She tells us how her passion for Calgarys food scene has inspired her to give back the community in so many ways. "Some of my fondest childhood memories include sitting around the kitchen table with my sister and cousins helping
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"Popo" (Cantonese for Grandmother) make dumplings or Chinese Pastries. Through sharing food, I've gained exposure to my family's stories and traditions, which has helped me developed a stronger sense of her own identity as a Canadian born Chinese woman.
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I Started @FoodKarmaBlog to get to know more about the food scene in Alberta. Over the past 9 years, this platform has given me the opportunity to meet some fantastic people who are also passionate about supporting our local food community.
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Today's date on the Archangelic Calendar is:

∞119B4∞-∞Z1D1Z1D1D1∞-∞P1N1N1N1∞-∞B2(T)(T)∞”

If you are conscious that a new day has begun, it is customary to send love and kindness to someone.
Gaia is in the “Fire, Earth and Spirit Setting.” We are not in Kansas anymore, and the new settings will take some time to calculate. There are more supernatural elements at play here, and we will be continually figuring out the schematics as we settle in.
The double jump and other activity that we experienced yesterday have caused the Calendar and our reality to shift in more ways than one. The new energy settings, timeline, and available dimensions are palpable, and it is something that is going to be an important detail later on
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Our NDP Children’s Services Critic @pancholi_rakhi and I were so pleased to be joined by Phil Fulton, a father of two children in #Calgary, who talked about his family's struggle to find child care that was available, affordable, of good quality and close to their home and work. ImageImageImage
In Calgary, the average cost of full-time child care is $1,000 per month, making it the third most expensive city in Canada for child care. #yyc
We're calling for a comprehensive workforce strategy as part of a new proposal for universal, quality, affordable and accessible early learning and child care.

#abed #ablabour
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We're calling for a comprehensive workforce strategy as part of a new proposal for universal, quality, affordable and accessible early learning and child care.

#abfuture #canlab #abecon #canfem Image
When fully implemented, the proposal, released Friday at AlbertasFuture.ca would put at least 42,500 people back to work and would increase Alberta’s GDP by nearly $6 billion.
The single most effective economic strategy we can implement to get people back to work and grow our economy, is to offer universal, affordable early learning child care.
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***Emergency Help Needed*** ***5 AISH Clients***

We need your help. When people contact us they have already exhausted each and every possible option for assistance and they NEED HELP NOW!

I have been given permission to share some info from the AISH Clients asking us for #Help
I have had 5 calls just this afternoon/evening from AISH clients who did not receive #AISH & have been frantically get ahold of their respective workers or even get a return phone call from the intake worker on call. #Help

Here are their stories: #YYC #CalgaryCares #Alberta
Client 1: Elderly gentleman with a walker and mobility issues. Is unable to go to the foodbank or travel due to medical issues. Has special dietary needs but AISH has cut off some of his benefits. NEEDS A SMALL FOOD HAMPER

#FeedYYC #FoodSecurity #FoodHelp #Alberta #Abpoli #Ableg
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I spent the morning on live tv with @global_leslie. But then I spent the afternoon trying to sort out a domestic situation.
A young family was affected Harvest Hills Cares Calgary is assisting this parent and three children with temporary accommodations

If anyone would like 2 help, please contact Jen @ 403-608-7224

If you can help by donating we accept etransfers:

HarvestHillsCaresCalgary@Gmail.Com
Since this morning when we were on @GlobalCalgary with @global_leslie we have had over 83 requests come in for assistance.

We can’t do it alone. We need your help. Please Donate. We need help!

@Hell_Berta @GBrarNDP @jannarden @JoeMcFarland @paul_yyc @CherylCourt @burnaby1953
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Why am I (We) so mad about Kenney and the UCP? My friends and family ask me this all the time. Reflection: its not just the atrocious cuts and wars on our health (among too many other things to list), its much more than that.
Long thread, sorry!
#abpoli #ableg
I remember growing up, in #Calgary, born in early 80's, and being raised to be Canadian - you know: be friendly and kind, look out for others, be considerate, understanding, and thoughtful. Golden rule, if you can't say something nice.. etc.
And it seemed good. #Politics were snarky but, as far as I recall, it was still Canadian - with respect and decent dignity to the other side. It seemed like we had a certain pride to have our own brand of politics, Canadian style politics. It wasn't US attack-style politics.
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