Edmonton liquor store employee faces racist tirade after customer refuses to wear mask

A man’s racist rant at an Edmonton liquor store was caught on video surveillance Sunday afternoon. The footage shows a man, who is not wearing a mask, move around the store and confront an employee at Olympia Liquor on 137…

Mixed reaction to Edmonton’s mandatory mask bylaw on Day 1

Edmonton’s mandatory face mask bylaw took effect Saturday. The bylaw is meant to help lower the spread of COVID-19 and it’s a change many are adjusting to. The crowd inside Kelly’s Pub in downtown Edmonton was thrilled to once again…

COVID-19: Doctors say wearing masks in crowded outdoor spaces helps prevent spread of coronavirus

With masks becoming mandatory at many indoors spots in Calgary on Aug 1, some doctors are now saying people should also be wearing them more often outdoors amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “When in CLOSED SPACES, CROWDED SPACES or in…

Mandatory masks required in all public Edmonton spaces starting August 1 — but how will it be enforced?

The City of Edmonton officially has a new mask bylaw. On Aug. 1, you’ll need to wear a face covering on public transit and inside all public indoor spaces. But what will it look like for businesses when it comes…

NDP Opposition critical of Alberta’s back-to-school-plan

NDP education critic Sarah Hoffman joined the noon news to share her concern with the UCP’s back-to-school plan for Alberta students, calling on the province to put an additional $1.1 billion into the school plan and suggesting ways students could…

Don Iveson on mask wearing becoming a political issue: ‘Look to science, not Facebook’

When asked about mask wearing becoming a political issue, Edmonton mayor Don Iveson said the different levels of government are no longer as unified in their COVID-19 messaging as they were early on in the pandemic — and as fatigue…

Edmonton council passes bylaw making masks mandatory in all indoor public spaces

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson speaks about the city council decision to make masks mandatory inside all public indoor spaces in Edmonton, saying he believes it will protect not just the city, but the province from another shutdown as COVID-19 cases…

Free masks to be available to Edmonton transit users as chamber urges use in public

On Wednesday, more packages of free face masks will be available for Edmonton transit riders at several transit centres and LRT stations as the city continues to attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The handout is part of Phase…

Coronavirus: University of Alberta study finds growing public support for face masks

As Edmontonians continue to navigate the new normal, a local study suggests that more Canadians are embracing the use of face masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While that may be true for some, others aren’t comfortable following public health guidance.…

Edmonton transit resumes charging fares on LRT and buses

June 15 2020 8:19pm Free masks are available at 600 restaurant drive-thrus and now you can also pick one up on buses and trains. As Vinesh Pratap explains, the move comes as Edmonton Transit Service reinstated fares on Monday. ‘…