Edmonton restaurant owner encourages people to think beyond delivery apps during COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 crisis is a critical time to support local businesses — including restaurants — in Edmonton who are adapting to just take-out and delivery. One independent restaurant owner is encouraging people to think beyond using third-party apps. Paul Shufelt…

Coronavirus: Alberta increases food inspector capacity as demand for meat rises

Posted April 1, 2020 7:43 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The provincial government is increasing its food inspector capacity, as demand for meat increases across Alberta due to the COVID-19…

Edmonton plastics company hit by wave of orders for COVID-19 retail sneeze guards

An Edmonton-based plastic producer is working seven days a week to keep up with the demand for protective barriers for retail spaces, as businesses work to protect workers from COVID-19. Plastics Plus Ltd. has seen a major surge in demand…

Coronavirus means some Alberta hotels close; changes for those still open

The massive drop in travellers because of the COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on Alberta hotels. Some of the province’s most historic hotels, like the Palliser in Calgary and the Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton, have temporarily closed their…

Your rent is due. What help is available for tenants across Canada

Across the country, April 1 will mark the first rent due date since the COVID-19 pandemic hit home in Canada. As the pandemic ravages the economy, leaving more than a million Canadians suddenly unemployed, provincial governments have rolled out emergency measures…

Edmonton’s Royal Bison Fair announces new online format due to COVID-19

The Royal Bison Art & Craft Fair has decided it’s not cancelling the spring edition of its pop-up event, but instead will be switching to an online-only format. “The Royal Bison on average sees about 3,000 people over a weekend.…

TELUS Mobility outages resolved for Alberta customers

A widespread outage impacted TELUS customers across Alberta Tuesday morning. The company took to Twitter Tuesday morning to notify customers of the widespread problem impacting customers’ ability to use their mobile phones — and, in some cases, landlines — for…

‘The help is really useless’ : Albertans frustrated by overwhelmed isolation benefit program

As of Monday afternoon, 29,000 Albertans have successfully applied for the province’s isolation support benefit, meant to tide people over until federal financial aid kicks in — but many others say they have been unable to get through. John Michael…

Sunterra Market offers AHS workers 25% discount during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted March 30, 2020 1:55 pm Updated March 30, 2020 1:58 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Sunterra Market will be offering frontline workers in Alberta trying to stop the spread…