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…

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…

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…

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…

Physician-led group calls for mandatory masks when kids head back to school

A group of Canadian physicians and citizens is asking for the Alberta government school re-entry plan to include mandatory masks. Dr. Amy Tan is a Calgary-based family physician and an organizer for Masks4Canada. She said the group wants to see…

Lethbridge sees jump in COVID-19 cases as restrictions continue to ease

The city of Lethbridge has recently seen a jump in COVID-19 cases, with numbers more than tripling over the past week. On July, 9, the number of active cases sat at just eight and as of Friday, that number has…

Alberta casinos take varying approaches to reducing COVID-19 risk

Casinos were allowed to open June 12 under Phase 2 of Alberta’s relaunch strategy. The province has outlined four requirements these kinds of businesses must meet in order to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread while operating. However, the…

Edmonton women raise nearly $20,000 for charity by sewing masks during COVID-19 pandemic

Two Edmonton women have been using their time stuck at home because of novel coronavirus pandemic to give back to their community, by sewing masks for charity. Jean Henderson has volunteered in the victim services unit with the Edmonton Police…