Edmonton-area couple among Canadians stranded in South Africa amid lockdown

It’s certainly not the end to their months-long trip that Virginia Slater and her husband hoped for. The Sherwood Park couple is stuck in South Africa, scrambling to get back home. As of Friday, that country is under a nationwide,…

Southern Alberta couple struggles to get home from Peru because of COVID-19 travel restrictions

A couple from Stavely, Alta., are two of about 1,700 Canadians trying to get from Lima, Peru back to home soil during a coronavirus pandemic. Related News Tim and Christine Nelson departed from Calgary on March 2. They had a…

A look at how travel restrictions are affecting Edmonton International Airport: ‘It’s quiet’

It is eerily quiet at the Edmonton International Airport these days. Travel restrictions have tightened up around the world in the fight against COVID-19 and as a result, many airports are, naturally, seeing a major slowdown. “People aren’t travelling much,”…

Kenney issues special warning to snowbirds returning from U.S. to self-isolate

March 23 2020 4:48pm Alberta Premier Jason Kenney issued a warning to snowbirds that they must self-isolate once returning to the province. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp…

International flights into Edmonton International Airport suspended

March 16 2020 2:19pm The Edmonton International Airport will no longer be accepting international flights, after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced sweeping changes to travel and border rules as part of the fight against COVID-19. Julia Wong explains. ‘ });…

Coronavirus pandemic prompts Town of Banff to activate emergency plan

An international tourist hot spot in Alberta’s Rockies activated an emergency plan Friday in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “Today, the Town of Banff activated its Municipal Emergency Plan,” Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen said in a news release. “This…