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. …

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 …

School Re-Entry Q & A

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From May 29 to June 11, the Calgary Board of Education opened up online surveys on school re-entry and gathered more than 73 thousand responses from parents, students and staff. The survey results indicate that all these three groups are somewhat comfortable with returning to in-person classes in the fall. Then on July 21, the Alberta Government announced that K-12 …

Rising COVID-19 Cases among Young People

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More and more younger people have been infected with the coronavirus. Among the 780 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in the past two weeks in Alberta, 57% fall into the category of people under the age of 40, according to Dr. Deena Hinshaw’s latest update on July 14. Not only in Alberta, all across Canada the majority of new cases are …

Precautions that Canadians Take as Economy Reopens

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From June 15 to 21, Statistics Canada conducted a new web panel survey to find out the attitudes and concerns of Canadians as COVID-19 restrictions are gradually lifted. What is a web panel survey? According to Statistics Canada, a web panel survey is a survey using samples from web panels, i.e. a survey via the web of persons who are …

Watch out for Gold Scams & Distraction Thefts

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According to ALERT’s Criminal Intelligence Service Alberta (CISA), there has been a prevalence of gold scams and distraction thefts happening in the province of Alberta since the end of February 2020. The majority of reported cases are in Edmonton and Calgary, but some cases took place in smaller communities such as Drumheller and Medicine Hat. What are gold scams? Suspects …

Free Online Workshop on Heart Health

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According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the number 1 cause of death worldwide, taking an estimated 17.9 million lives each year. We have invited Dr. Anand Chockalingam to deliver a free online workshop on this important topic. Dr. Anand Chockalingam is an Associate professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri, based in Columbia since 2006. …

Free Bear Aware Webinar

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To many people, summer is the best season to get out and enjoy the nature! When hiking or camping, do not forget to stay safe around wild animals, especially bears. The Town of Banff and Parks Canada will co-host a free webinar called Bear Aware on July 15 at 7 pm. Attend this 90-minute webinar to learn how to stay …