18 new COVID-19 cases Sunday; Alberta recoveries over last week outweigh new cases

Alberta announced 18 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, and no new deaths. Recoveries in the province now sit at 6,245 out of a confirmed case total of 7,010. That means that 89 per cent of Albertans who have…

Edmonton to reinstate transit fares, closing some skate parks and basketball courts

May 28 2020 8:39pm The City of Edmonton is reintroducing some restrictions after social distancing rules weren’t followed at some skate parks and basketball courts. Vinesh Pratap has more on that, plus the reintroduction of transit fares next month. ‘…

Edmonton to reinstate transit fares on June 15

May 28 2020 5:59pm Interim city manager Adam Laughlin answers questions about the upcoming return of Edmonton Transit Service fares, how he expects riders will adjust back to paying to take the bus, and other health and safety concerns linked…

Edmonton closing 2 skate parks, 2 basketball courts on weekend

May 28 2020 5:58pm Interim City of Edmonton manager Adam Laughlin explains how the the city will enforce the weekend closure of two skate parks and two basketball courts where social distancing rules have not been followed. ‘ }); }…

Edmonton extends local state of emergency on May 28

May 28 2020 5:52pm Mayor Don Iveson said the local state of emergency will continue for the time being, as the COVID-19 pandemic is still an ongoing public health emergency, adding Edmonton’s economic recovery will be gradual. ‘ }); }…

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…

Catholic masses in Alberta to resume as early as June 1

The Roman Catholic Bishops of Alberta will allow churches to resume in-person masses in June, as long as they adhere to strict regulations. Although places of worship were permitted by the province to resume physical gatherings on May 14, Catholic…

Lethbridge gym to open June 1 against official health protocols

A Lethbridge businessman says he’s opening back up, even if the province says he can’t. “We already have cleaning protocols in place. We clean the mats daily, we disinfect everything after it’s used,” said Lee Mein. Mein said he plans…

Edmonton day camps share summer plans in light of coronavirus pandemic

Summer camps in Alberta are announcing their intentions for the next few months as they grapple with coronavirus restrictions. Although Premier Jason Kenney gave the green light for day camps to reopen as part of stage one on May 14,…

Edmonton city council debates infrastructure spending

With the City of Edmonton’s ongoing financial struggles, Councillors are debating whether infrastructure spending should continue as planned. As Vinesh Pratap explains, the initial four-year infrastructure budget came in with a price tag of nearly $10 billion — but then…