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My Grandma was moved from #Lethbridge #yql ICU to the #Edmonton #yeg ICU to await a transplant.
Her liver and kidneys are both failing.
She is one of the ones drawing a short stick in the triage world.
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she is too sick to wait and they need the room in ICU for the increasing #COVID19AB cases in the province.
She has now been taken off the transplant list, and they are going to decrease her life support.
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We will lose her within days, none of us can see her, none of us get to say good bye. She will "live" her final days with no loved ones and only medical staff surrounding her.

She didn't end up with COVID but it was ultimately COVID that will take her away from us.

3/
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Great opinion article by Angela Grace, in the Red Deer advocate today in why Kenney won't back down on the horrendous curriculum.
#AbLeg
#ABEd
reddeeradvocate.com/opinion/opinio… Image
All Albertans should be livid - experts, school boards, parents, teachers.. hundreds and hundreds have shown why this curriculum is a step back. Why it needs to be scrapped and re-written, this time without the UCPs favorite racist being involved, Chris Champion
Join the protest this Saturday in #Edmonton, from noon to 2 pm. Come masked, and be as LOUD as you can. The UCP need to know that we won't let this go. This is about the future of our province and our children's education. Don't let Kenney force his ideology on you
#abed Image
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I managed to catch the beginning of the rally for #ClimateAction happening in #Edmonton today.

Here’s a short photo thread. 📷🧵

@CJEdmonton @ActivistAlberta
#ClimateEmergency #ableg
#ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency
Panorama of the crowd gathered near the Federal Building.

Hundreds here socially distanced.

#ableg #ClimateCrisis #ClimateActionNow
Another shot of the @CJEdmonton banner.

#ClimateEmergency #ClimateActionNow
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Toxic wildfire smoke every day all summer long in Calgary is only the tip of the iceberg.

BC is on fire. Greece is on fire.
California is on fire.

And capitalists complain about changing the economy because they like making money from fossil fuels?

#ClimateCrisis #TaxTheRich
Canada dragged its feet for years on doing anything about the #ClimateCrisis. The Conservative government obstructed actio by sabotaging research, muzzling scientists, and destroying records.

#ableg #cdnpoli
Alberta finally gets a government that recognizes the economic costs of climate change & takes its first baby steps towards action.

The ruling business lobby groups throw a fit & throw all they can into supporting a fascist from Ottawa to rescue them.

progressalberta.ca/whos-behind-sh…
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"The first debate of Edmonton’s mayoral election was a spirited affair, featuring a current of combativeness, a no-show candidate and plenty of ideas on how to invigorate the city’s beleaguered economy. "

& it was a secret.

#yeg #yegcc #yegvotes

edmontonjournal.com/opinion/column…
The secret event was presented by @kv_capital, and sponsored by @lloydsadd + @NavacordInc, and moderated by @EdmontonChamber president, @JeffreySundquis.

How very business....

archive of the event page here:
web.archive.org/web/2021072608…

#yeg #yegcc
"To their credit, the company did eventually provide Postmedia a link to a video recording of the debate...."

I wonder if the link to the video will be made available to the general public?

An article about the video is here:

edmontonjournal.com/news/local-new…
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The Kilkenny neighbourhood in #Edmonton has intense low-frequency noise & vibration again disturbing peace & quiet. The sound is a low drone & at times it feels as if the air's vibrating as well. /1...
#yeg #Alberta #canada #noise #noisepollution @ChrisNielsenNDP @KerryDiotte
Frustrating to pin down because the low-frequency drone sounds like it's *all around*. Will be taking recordings to analyze and share. /2...
#yeg #Alberta #canada #noise #noisepollution @ChrisNielsenNDP @KerryDiotte @doniveson #Edmonton
Clearly something of an industrial nature, i.e. motors in compressor/pumping stations causing a #hum that's carried along by attached underground pipe infrastructure /3...
#yeg #Alberta #canada #noise #noisepollution @ChrisNielsenNDP @KerryDiotte @doniveson #Edmonton
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A blanket of smoke is covering #Alberta today.

Climate change events like this are becoming more frequent. So here is a short thread on air quality.

#cdnpoli #ableg #abpoli
cbc.ca/news/canada/ed…
Right now there are air quality advisories across the province.

Health Canada uses a 1-10 scale where 1 is nice clean air and 10 is a like a #Conservative government in your lungs.

Alberta uses the same scale.

airquality.alberta.ca/map/🔗

#ableg #cdnpoli #absmoke ImageImageImage
A 1-10 scale is beautiful in it’s simplicity, but it also fails to communicate what’s really going ok with air pollution.

canada.ca/en/environment…🔗

@environmentca does offer explanations for these numbers, but you have to go looking for them. Image
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Remember when the #UCP cut the justice department by $65M?

(And postmedia made excuses for them?)

edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/…
“While Alberta's justice system will see significant cuts. Over the next 4 years, operating expenses will drop nearly $100m.
Alberta Justice will lose 198 positions in the next year, about 1/4 of all public sector jobs being cut.”

via @CBCMeg in 2019.

cbc.ca/news/canada/ca…
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The low-frequency #hum and #vibration that's been plaguing our home for the last 5 weeks began diminishing Friday. At 4 AM, May 9 2021, it stopped. Our Mother's Day has been thankfully quiet. #alberta #edmonton #edmontonliving #calgary #Hum #noise #industrialnoise #canada
Coincidentally, Colonial Pipeline in the US was shut down on Friday night. Would be very interested in learning whether or not there's a correlation between these two events. #alberta #edmonton #edmontonliving #calgary #Hum #noise #industrialnoise #Canada
Be sure to let us know what you think and whether or not you've heard a change in the LF hum/vibration this weekend.
#alberta #edmonton #edmontonliving #calgary #Hum #noise #industrialnoise #canada
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If there is anyone that could help fill two serious requests. One is for a single father fleeing family domestic violence & the other is for a single senior needing help with medication that she can’t afford.

To fill these two requests and the two from last night we need $980.00
Dm us for more information.

The single father needs $380.00 for rent.

The single senior needs $476.00 for her meds that aren’t covered.

#Alberta #Calgary #Canada #Edmonton #Lethbridge #Abgov #COVID19 #CalgaryStrong #CanadaStrong #AlbertaStrong #PleaseHelp #Donate #AlbertaCares
The two requests from last night are for a single female that is taking care of her mom who is 70. She has NO food in their house.

We took her a few bags of food last night at 2:45am and left with a promise to bring a food hamper by Monday.

#help #COVIDSecondWave #BeKind #YYC
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#yeg Attn #Edmonton families who don't own their home but don't want a landlord! Our housing co-op in #garneau #oldstrathcona #papastew will have a 3 BR unit in early summer. Read on: 1/x
When you sign a "lease" at the co-op, it is "forever". Rent is at least 20% under market & set by members. 2/x
We have rent subsidy available and we WANT it to be put to use! AND if you lose income, we have a fund to get you through! Its called "security of tenure". 3/x
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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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🚨🎄#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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CTV News has obtained Alberta's new restriction list, it includes tougher new mandatory measures - including a ban on ALL INDOOR and OUTDOOR social gatherings and a province-wide mask mandate. #abcovid19 #edmonton 1/
Expanded mandatory measures for social gatherings and masking are in effect TODAY. All other new measures start at 12:01AM December 13. 2/
Places of worship limited to 15% of fire code for in-person attendance. 3/
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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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**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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**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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"Senior doc says Alberta politicians “playing medicine”, media driving “hysteria” - Dr. Roger Hodkinson says the virus is no worse than a “bad flu, that masks are “useless”, & that #lockdowns are driving suicides."

#GreatReset #Covid19 #CndPoli

westernstandardonline.com/2020/11/senior…
Audio of full meeting Community & Public Services Committee 11/13/2020 Council Chambers - City of #Edmonton:

Audio clip of comments by Dr. Roger Hodkinson:

[Running time: 5m2s]

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1/ Ok I am back. It has been a rough few days. We have decided to try to sell our house in this market. We can’t stay here when our neighbours have a personal cop that they can call anytime they want to complain about us. Do any of you have a personal cop? Matt’s father is a...
2/ carpenter in Ontario and we’re trying to get him to come out to @StrathcoCounty to help us prepare our house to sell. We’re hostages in our own home in @Canada and have to flee somewhere away from @StrathcoCounty RCMP. But I’m going to stop complaining for a minute and call...
3/ out some people and groups. @CBCEdmonton and @ctvedmonton you both took press releases from the RCMP and ran with them. SHAME ON YOU! Without you, the @rcmpgrcpolice could not do to us what they have done. @YEGlifer you have 12K followers. Before you say you are shocked why...
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**Evening Update**

We were able to fill an additional 2 hampers on our list. We only have 4 hampers left to fill!

If we can raise funds to deliver the hampers tonight or first thing in the morning, we will be able to give everyone currently on our list a #thanksgivingCanada
We accept etransfers:

HarvestHillsCaresCalgary@Gmail.Com

Our other donation info is in our Twitter Profile Bio.

We need $1155.00 to fill the last 4 hampers that are on our list.

If you can #Help that would be awesome!
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***Daily Update*** ***Emergency Help Needed***

I have been sitting here at my computer here for the past half hour deciding whether or not I wanted to post about what me and a few members of my team experienced today.
I was out shopping for our food hampers, when my phone rang.

Before I go on....I want to make it clear that Harvest Hills Cares Calgary's Phone will always be answered. The only time it won't be is if we are in a meeting or driving.
I answered the phone...It was a mom of 4 that was told by her worker to come down to the AB Works office to turn in her 90 days of bank statements...& that if she didn't bring them down by the end of the day she would not get her check until Tuesday of next week.
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*Emergency Request*Help Needed*

Two urgent requests came in over night

We need #Calgarys Help!

No amount is too small. If you can help by donating please see our donation information in our Twitter profile bio

Etransfer: HarvestHillsCaresCalgary@Gmail.Com

Family info below:
First request:

The single father is looking for help with finding a few things for his new basement suite

He got emergency custody of his 2 girls and is starting literally from scratch

He needs a hamper (Medium to Large) that roughly will cost between $250.00 to $400.00
Second request:

A family of five is looking for assistance with furnishing their apartment as well as clothing and a Large to Extra Large food hamper.

This family escaped from domestic violence and are from Northern Saskatchewan.

Both families are grateful for #YYC’s help.
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Someone messaged us and asked us what the total would be to help everyone that is currently on our list.

To help everyone on our list we would need a total amount of $2435.00

That amount would let us fill all 23 hamper requests.
If anyone could help us reach that total, we could then put the minds of 23 families at ease because then they would not have to worry about having to feed their families. Having to feed their children. Having to go without eating just so they can make the food they do have last
You can help by donating to us or any other organization that feeds Calgarians in need.

If you would like to donate to us you can send an etransfer to:

HarvestHillsCaresCalgary@Gmail.Com

You can also check us out on Facebook and our website at:

HarvestHillsCaresCalgary.Ca
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