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Holiday 2020 Transit Schedule Changes for Calgary

This Holiday season will be different for all of us this year. If you are travelling on Calgary Transit over the Holidays, here are some changes you need to know. Like many major transit agencies across Canada, Calgary Transit will have adjusted holiday service. On New Year’s Eve, they offer extended evening service on the CTrain, MAX routes and some bus routes. For all CTRiders, a reminder that face coverings are now mandatory.  Calgary Transit Holiday Schedule Dec 21 - Winter service changes begin. Dec 21 - Sunday, Jan 10, 2021 All school trips are cancelled as schools close

By |December 21st, 2020|Categories: Essentials, Transit|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Holiday 2020 Transit Schedule Changes for British Columbia

This Holiday season will be different for all of us this year. If you are travelling on TransLink over the Holidays, here are some changes you need to know. With the holiday season here, British Columbia has made it mandatory for masks to be worn on all transit vehicles. In support of provincial health orders, TransLink will not be providing free and additional/extended transit services on New Year’s Eve. Customers can continue to use the transit system with their usual payment method, and the service will continue to operate on a regular weekday schedule. Masks are mandatory on board

By |December 21st, 2020|Categories: Essentials, Transit|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Holiday 2020 Transit Schedule Changes for Toronto and Surrounding Area

This Holiday season will be different for all of us this year. If you are travelling on the TTC or taking GO Transit over the Holidays, here are some changes you need to know.   The TTC will not be offering free rides to Torontonians this New Year’s Eve in an attempt to help keep Covid numbers down in the GTA and mitigate the chances of large gatherings this Holiday Season. In years past, the TTC has partnered with Corby Spirit and Wine to provide free streetcar, bus, and subway service between 7 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 7 a.m.

By |December 21st, 2020|Categories: Essentials, Transit|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

12 Days of Canadian Gifts That Give Back

The holiday season will be different this year, like all other events in 2020. We’d love to be sitting around the fireplace with all our aunts and uncles and cousins drinking hot chocolate or apple cider, and popping in and out of stores at the mall, poking around for the perfect holiday gifts. Instead, this year, we’re making the best of small gatherings and enjoying the convenience of online ordering and curbside pickups.  While gifts are great, they’re even better when they support a good cause. And this year, it’s more important than ever to support local businesses and

By |December 11th, 2020|Categories: Community, Essentials|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

COVID-Safe Holiday Activities and Events in British Columbia

We’ve all had to make peace with the reality that the holidays will be a lot different this year. It can be a tough pill to swallow for those who depend on this time of year to spend meaningful time with family and friends. It’s also Christmas! And Hanukkah! And Kwanzaa! It’s a time to celebrate your friendships and share gifts and enjoy being around people you love. So the fact that there are limits to what we can do and how we can travel kind of sucks.  But like most negative things in life, there’s a silver lining.

By |December 8th, 2020|Categories: Community, Essentials|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

COVID-Safe Holiday Activities and Events in Ontario

Different is the word that everyone is throwing around when talking about what the holidays will be like this year. That’s a bit of an understatement. Right now, we’d be walking into stores adorned with holiday decorations and playing Christmas carols while we shopped for family members and friends. That’s not possible this year, and while it’s for the safety of our family and friends that we maintain the social distancing rules, we can still admit that it kind of sucks.  That said, some activities are safe enough for you to enjoy during the holidays. Some of these events

By |December 6th, 2020|Categories: Community, Essentials|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Ultimate Holiday Playlist for Commuters

One of the best parts of the winter season has to be holiday music. Yes, the songs can be a bit corny, but they’re also one way we recognize that we’re getting close to celebrating the most festive time of year. The music helps us get into the spirit of the season and adds a layer of joy and nostalgia specific to this time of year. It’s not an accident that so many musicians write holiday-themed songs. They know the power of music and how that music can lift the mood of an entire household.  In a normal year,

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: Essentials, Transit|Tags: |0 Comments

10 Toronto-Based Businesses to Shop at on Black Friday

Like all events in 2020, Black Friday looks a bit different this year. To continue supporting local communities in Toronto and make your dollars stretch further, it’s more important than ever to shop local. When you buy from a local business, you know that you’re helping someone pay their rent and feed their family.  Not sure where to shop for Black Friday this year? Don't worry! The Rocketman team has gathered some of the best deals just for you. If you don’t live in Toronto, you can still take advantage of these deals by selecting

By |November 27th, 2020|Categories: Community, Essentials|Tags: , , |0 Comments

7 Ways to Save Money on Your Commute in British Columbia

Has anyone ever been as excited for a year to come to an end? It’s been a wild ride, to say the least. But to say we’ve all been impacted by the pandemic in the same way would be wrong. We haven’t. Some people are struggling far more than others and can really use all the help they can get.  So if there’s a way to keep some money in your pocket or show someone else how they can save some money, we should do that. And that’s really what we’re trying to do. Commuting to work is still

By |November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Essentials, Money Saving|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

7 Ways to Save on Your Commute in Ontario

The word “normal” needs to be suspended from our vocabulary, at least for the foreseeable future. There’s nothing normal about this pandemic and its impact on our lives, and waiting for a return to normalcy assumes that everything will go back to the way it was. Hope is never a bad thing, but we have to deal with reality. And the reality is that life is different. The way we work, how we socialize, and how we travel and commute have all been unprecedented. To that last point, commuting to work has become a necessary evil for front-line workers,

By |November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Essentials, Money Saving|Tags: , , , |0 Comments