Mandatory Mask Bylaw in Canmore Effective August 7

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As of this Friday, August 7 at noon, you are required to wear a mask or face covering that fully covers your nose, mouth and chin in indoor public spaces in Canmore (some exceptions apply), as required by Town of Canmore Bylaw 2020-20. These places include: Grocery stores Public transit and taxis Businesses Places of worship Public lobbies Wearing a …

Recalling Hand Sanitizers

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Certain hand sanitizers are made with ethanol or denaturants, which are not acceptable ingredients for use in hand sanitizers in Canada. Health Canada is advising Canadians that these affected sanitizers are being recalled from the market. What you should do? Stop using the affected hand sanitizers. Consult your healthcare professional if you have used any of these products and have …

Alberta Open Farm Days Aug 15-16

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What is the Alberta Open Farm Days? Alberta Open Farm Days will be on August 15 and 16. Farmers and ranchers will invite you to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow your food. What activities and events are there? Farm tours, food sampling & sales, poultry & egg …

Enjoy the Summer with Wading Pools and Spray Parks

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How to stay cool in the hot summer weather? Visit one of the spray parks and wading pools managed by the City of Calgary! These wading pools and spray parks are un-guarded facilities open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m: Bowness Park – 8900 48 Ave. N.W. Prairie Winds Park – 223 Castleridge Blvd. N.E. Rotary Park – 617 1 …

CERB will Transition to EI

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recently mentioned that the Canadian government plans to transition everyone on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to Employment Insurance (EI) in September. Initially developed to handle the large wave of layoffs early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, CERB has served its purpose well by providing financial support to employed and self-employed Canadians who are …

CBE Releases School Re-entry Plan for September

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On July 21, the Government of Alberta has announced today that K-12 students will return to learning in classrooms across Alberta at the beginning of the new school year. On July 30, the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) posted its Scenario 1 re-entry plan for schools. This plan is subject to change as more information becomes available from the province. …

Wear a Mask & Enjoy August Long Weekend Safely

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The first Monday in August is Heritage Day! It’s an optional holiday in Alberta, but if you are getting an extra day off on August 3, 2020, please make sure you enjoy your long weekend safely and responsibly! In the most recent update delivered by Dr. Hinshaw (our chief medical officer) on July 30, 113 additional cases have been identified. …

Stricter Rules for Traveling Through Canada to Alaska

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The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that starting from July 31, 2020, at 12:01 am Pacific Daylight Time, stricter rules and additional entry conditions will be applied on travellers transiting through Canada to Alaska for a non-discretionary (essential) purpose. These measures are put in place to further reduce the risk of introduction of COVID-19 cases and to minimize the amount of time that …

Temperature Checks Now Mandatory at Calgary Airport

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The Calgary International Airport has announced that starting July 30, 2020 at 10 am, all air travelers departing the airport must undergo mandatory temperature screening before entering security screening. This applies to outbound travelers that are traveling to other Canadian airports leaving Canada for international destinations The temperature screening applies to airport employees as well. The Government of Canada is …