RCMP rescind Calgary-area teen’s $1,200 fine for not practising physical distancing in vehicle

RCMP in Alberta have rescinded a Cochrane teenager’s $1,200 fine for not practising physical distancing while in a vehicle. The fine was issued Thursday evening and fell under new social distancing legislation, according to RCMP. The 16-year-old boy’s father, Chris…

2 Edmonton Police Service employees have now tested positive for COVID-19

The Edmonton Police Service confirmed Thursday that a second employee has tested positive for COVID-19. An EPS spokesperson told Global News the second confirmed case involves “a civilian member” and that this marks EPS’ “first case of the virus acquired…

How families are managing being 2 metres away from grandparents

Typically, Joan Thomas and her husband Doug Sinnett see their grandchildren three to four times a week. But that was before the novel coronavirus hit Canada. The family routine fell by the wayside on March 16, the day after the…

Publisher lifts limit on eBooks for libraries in light of novel coronavirus pandemic

Macmillan Publishers lifted the embargo it previously put in place limiting the number of titles for eBooks public libraries could buy due to the current health crisis. READ MORE: 79 mayors, U.S. Congress wade into publisher’s limit on eBooks for…

Alberta chief medical officer of health to provide update on COVID-19 Thursday afternoon

Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, is scheduled to provide an update on the province’s current situation regarding the novel coronavirus as well as its public health response. Hinshaw has been holding daily news conferences to provide…

Spruce Grove announces new measures to combat spread of COVID-19

On the same day provincial officials announced the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases had reached 419, the City of Spruce Grove announced new measures it is taking to try to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in its community. “Effective immediately, all…

Edmonton couple ties the knot at home after COVID-19 cancellations

Edmontonians Judy and Scott Slade said “I do” in their living room after the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to change their plans numerous times. “Originally, we were going to go to Las Vegas to get married,” explained Judy. “We had…

Dr. Hinshaw asks people to show #AlbertaCares during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted March 20, 2020 12:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The COVID-19 pandemic has created a sense of uncertainty and stress for many Albertans, but it’s also bringing out incredible…

Coronavirus: Edmonton daycare hoping to reopen

An Edmonton daycare operator is asking the provincial government to modify rules to allow her and others to reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. On Sunday, the province announced it was cancelling all classes in Alberta and closing all licenced daycare…

How to keep busy at home in Edmonton during the COVID-19 pandemic

For those in self-isolation or those practicing social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the day-to-day could become monotonous. That’s why an Edmonton bookstore is hoping to provide some literary relief, by making home deliveries. Glass Bookshop co-owner Matthew Stepanic, along…