Petition against mask mandate in schools concerning to Alberta teachers, health expert

An anti-mask petition calling the decision of mandatory masks for children in Calgary schools amid the coronavirus pandemic “unnecessary and potentially dangerous for their health and well-being.” The Change.org petition was started on August 5 and has over 2,000 signatures.…

Walmart Canada making masks mandatory in all stores starting Aug. 12

Walmart Canada has announced it is making masks or face coverings mandatory in all stores starting Aug. 12. In a statement, the company said this will apply in every store, regardless of whether there is a local government mandate in…

Face masks are mandatory for Edmonton kids over 2. How can they be made comfortable?

Children over two are now required to wear a face mask inside public buildings in Edmonton. The idea of three-year-old wearing a mask properly may be difficult to imagine, but University of Alberta professor of educational psychology Jacqueline Leighton said…

COVID-19: Here’s where you have to wear a mask in Alberta

A number of municipalities in Alberta have passed bylaws making masks or face coverings mandatory in all indoor public spaces, on public transit and in some cases, even outdoor spaces. The rules vary by region, as the province has left…

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…

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…

COVID-19: Masks to become mandatory on buses, in public buildings in Strathcona County

Beginning Aug. 4, face coverings will be required to be worn on Strathcona County transit vehicles and in county-owned facilities, officials announced on Tuesday. “The county is taking this action, in step with its regional partners, to further reduce the…

Banff passes mandatory mask bylaw that includes outdoor areas

Town councillors in Banff have voted in favour of a bylaw that requires people to wear masks in indoor public places and along a stretch of Banff Avenue. Beginning this Friday, July 31, masks will be mandatory in all enclosed…

Coronavirus: Should masks be mandatory Alberta schools?

The province announced Tuesday that when children return to the classroom in Alberta this fall, wearing a mask will be optional for both students and teachers. Read more: Coronavirus: Calgary city council approves mandatory masks indoors​, on transit Calgary Mayor…