Lethbridge gym owner backtracks, won’t reopen June 1 against official health protocols

The owner of a Lethbridge gym who said he would resume classes at the facility on June 1 regardless of provincial health orders has announced he is now delaying the reopening. A post on the Canadian Martial Arts Centre Facebook…

Coronavirus: City of Edmonton announces economic recovery program for businesses

With many local businesses struggling to survive amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Edmonton announced details Wednesday of its plan to help them. The economic recovery program is a five-pronged initiative that includes the Edmonton Economic Recovery Grant.…

Some Calgary restaurants may not open for dine-in, despite provincial green light

Hair salons, barber shops and restaurants are getting the green light to open in Calgary and Brooks on Monday as those two cities join the rest of Alberta for Phase 1 of its relaunch. However, that doesn’t mean all businesses…

Coronavirus: Beaumont to reopen playgrounds, tennis courts, skate park on Friday

The City of Beaumont is reopening a number of amenities on Friday that had previously been closed in an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. In a news release issued Thursday, the city said its residents will…

Coronavirus: Alberta looking at whether gyms could open earlier than planned

Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health said the province is considering reopening gyms sooner than originally planned. Dr. Deena Hinshaw talked about the possibility during a Facebook live town hall with Premier Jason Kenney and other ministers on Wednesday. “We’ve…

Alberta daycares continue to navigate pandemic as restrictions ease

While daycares in Alberta were given the green light to reopen on Thursday, not all child care centres are ready to welcome back children and their families. “I think it’s been a really challenging time for programs,” said Jennifer Usher…

Alberta health officials to provide COVID-19 update Friday afternoon

Posted May 15, 2020 1:44 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Dr. Deena Hinshaw will provide her daily update on COVID-19 in Alberta and the public health response Friday afternoon. The…

Edmonton malls quiet, barber shops lined up on Day 1 of Alberta’s phased relaunch

It’s Day 1 of Stage 1 of Alberta’s relaunch amid the COVID-19 pandemic and while stores, businesses and malls are beginning to reopen, they look much different than just a couple of months ago. Southgate Centre in south Edmonton opened…

Edmonton malls quiet, barbershops lined up on Day 1 of Alberta’s phased relaunch

It’s Day 1 of Stage 1 of Alberta’s relaunch amid the COVID-19 pandemic and while stores, businesses and malls are beginning to reopen, they look much different than just a couple of months ago. Southgate Centre in south Edmonton opened…

Dr. Hinshaw to provide update on COVID-19 in Alberta Thursday afternoon

Posted May 14, 2020 1:44 pm Updated May 14, 2020 1:56 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s chief medical officer of health will provide her daily update on COVID-19 cases…