NHL bans business travel outside North America amid coronavirus outbreak

The NHL has banned its employees from business travel outside North America in response to the widening new coronavirus outbreak. Related News And if an individual ends up in a location affected by COVID-19 on their own, the league is…

Cancellation of international conferences over coronavirus disrupts Edmonton businesses

As the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, businesses in Edmonton continue to face disruptions. Many international conferences and events have been cancelled over the virus, which has spread to more than 60 countries. COVID-19 has infected more than…

Albertans returning from Iran being asked to self-isolate amid coronavirus concerns

Alberta is adding another preventative measure in hopes of curbing the spread of the coronavirus. On Monday, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced Albertans who have travelled to Iran in the last 14 days should voluntarily isolate…

Alberta premier says frustrating coronavirus stifling oil and gas economy

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 2, 2020 3:57 pm Updated March 2, 2020 3:59 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s premier says it’s frustrating to see his government…

Coronavirus fears trigger up to 50% drop in business in Edmonton’s Chinatown

Restaurants in Edmonton’s Chinatown are seeing a drop in business that is being attributed, in part, to the coronavirus. Wen Wang, executive director of the Chinatown and Area Business Association, said some businesses have reported a 30 to 50 per…

Changes to Edmonton school trips to Italy, Japan after coronavirus spreads

More Edmonton school trips to Japan and Italy are being rerouted over the spread of the coronavirus. Edmonton Public Schools decided Wednesday to rebook school trips that had been scheduled for Italy next month. READ MORE: Edmonton school trips to…

Edmonton travel agents field calls, re-book and cancel trips over COVID-19

Approximately 100 people working in tourism gathered Thursday in Edmonton for an industry conference that touched on the novel coronavirus and its impact on travel. The coronavirus COVID-19 has reached every continent except for Antarctica and has upheaved the travel…

‘Absolutely no monetary reflection of the coronavirus risk in the budget’: Notley reacts to Alberta government’s fiscal plan

February 27 2020 6:53pm Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley says there is nothing in the UCP government’s budget to account for potential economic impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id]…