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 …

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 …

Canada-U.S. Border Closure Extended Again until August 21

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The Canada-U.S. border has been closed for all non-essential travel since March 21, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, May and June, the restriction was extended for three times. As the fight against COVID-19 continues, the two countries have recently agreed to extend the current border measures once again to keep people in both countries safe. The Canada-U.S. …

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 …

Your safety and security outside Canada during COVID-19

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The Government of Canada has asked everyone to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada and avoid all cruise ship travel until further notice. Many countries are having strict travel restrictions in place, and there are limited flights due to this. As a result of travelling outside of Canada, you may have difficulty returning to Canada. While some countries are partially opening …