Author: Chris Chacon

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 watch some NHL hockey but catching the big game this time was different. “Today’s a weird day with the first day of mandatory masks so we’re not quite sure how people ...

MLB commissioner says he thinks league can finish season despite coronavirus

NEW YORK – Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he’s confident his sport can get through the regular season and post-season without being stopped by the coronavirus, though not every team might play all 60 games and winning percentage could be used to determine playoff teams. During an interview Saturday with The Associated Press, Manfred said Major League Baseball knows which player introduced ...

Albertans ‘disappointed’ they can’t get free non-medical face masks at drive-thrus yet

It’s a side of safety that’s meant to come with your burger or coffee, but the free masks promised at hundreds of Alberta drive-thru locations aren’t quite ready yet. Last week, the province announced that Albertans could soon pick up free non-medical face masks at Tim Horton’s, McDonalds and A&W restaurant drive-thrus. While many people have made the trip, hoping to pick theirs up, some are ...

Alberta education minister asks for MLAs to be invited to grad ceremonies during COVID-19

As Alberta schools remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many students are adjusting to a new reality of online learning and non-traditional graduation ceremonies. Drive-thru events and virtual celebrations are just a couple of the ways that students are commemorating their graduation amid the pandemic. However, Education Minister Adriana LaGrange fears elected officials are getting left out...

New Brunswick’s first coronavirus-related death sparks concerns for those in care homes

Ian Comeau is worried about his 87-year-old father, a resident of the Manoir de la Vallée in Atholville, N.B. The province’s first coronavirus-related death, reported Thursday, was an 84-year-old man from the facility with underlying health conditions. The virus made its way into the home amid a cluster of cases in the Campbellton region. Comeau’s father, Romeo, lives in a different wing from the ...

Hamilton, Ont., reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, recent postive test trend in young adults

Hamilton, Ont., reported 19 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, putting the city’s overall number of cases up to 734 since the pandemic began. There are now 727 confirmed novel coronavirus cases with another seven probable infections. The city reported no new deaths as of June 5, holding at 40 the total lives lost in the pandemic since it began. The city is down to just one institutional outbreak as of ...

Students with complex needs return to New Brunswick classrooms on limited basis

Students with complex needs are heading back to school in New Brunswick. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development launched a program this week to identify and invite select students to return to the classroom on a limited basis. That’s music to the ears of Tiffany Donnelly. Her daughter, Desiree, is affected by autism and developmental delays, as well as heart and kidney conditi...

Longtime businesses in Edmonton forced to permanently close due to COVID-19

After decades on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue, Army and Navy closed temporarily in March because of public health restrictions. Over the weekend, the CEO announced that none of the company’s stores will reopen. “It’s quite sad to see a staple of Whyte Ave. close all of a sudden. I’m sure there will be others like it because of COVID but it’s unfortunate to see it go,” resident Matthew Karpman said Sund...

Coronavirus: WestJet extends flight cancellations due to reduced demand

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 10, 2020 8:30 pm 3:44Airline changes as COVID-19 restrictions ease WATCH ABOVE (May 9): Airline changes as COVID-19 restrictions ease WestJet says it is extending many flight cancellations into early July as it continues to deal with record-low passenger numbers due to COVID-19. In late April, the Calgary-based carrier said it was cancelling some 18,000 fligh...

Coronavirus: Kelowna coffee shop remixes disco hit

Kelowna’s Giobean Coffee has been busy as ever even during the novel coronavirus pandemic, and for the team, that’s something to sing about. The team put together a COVID-19 remix of Gloria Gaynor’s 1978 disco hit I Will Survive. Co-owner of the shop, Lucy Lauretta, re-worded the lyrics with local artist Anna Jacyszyn. The song is putting a pep in their step while celebrating the 10th anniversary ...

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