What is a coronavirus ‘circuit-breaker?’ A pivot in strategy with pros and cons

With coronavirus cases rising in much of Canada, the “circuit-breaker” strategy has become the latest buzzword. The concept is simple — a set of short, tight restrictions with a deadline, making it more digestible to the public while also helping slow the transmission of the virus, and done quickly, said

Coronavirus: Stop sneaking into closed Fernie ski resort for hikes, manager pleads

The general manager of Fernie Alpine Resort is pleading with hikers to stop sneaking into its boundaries, which have been closed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The ski hill posted a message from Andy Cohen to its Facebook page Friday, saying “a few of our neighbours” have continued to

Red Arrow closes shop in Alberta, lays off most staff citing coronavirus effects

Red Arrow Motorcoach has announced it’s suspending all of its bus routes in Alberta, effective Monday, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve been providing service to Alberta for 40 years getting people safely home,”said John Stepovy, Red Arrow’s director of business development. “Now we’ve changed our efforts in saying to

Town of Cochrane closes playgrounds amid COVID-19 concerns

The town of Cochrane has closed playgrounds until further notice in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Pathways and other open spaces will remain open. Notices went up Saturday morning in playgrounds throughout the community west of Calgary, advising people not to use the areas. As of Saturday

Coronavirus: Alberta employers and workers welcome government help, but remain worried

Business owners and employees in the Edmonton area say they are relieved to see promises of help coming from Canadian governments. They need it. Colleen Pushor owns Caprice Cleaning in Sherwood Park. In the last few days about a third of her regular clients have cancelled on her. Nobody wants

COVID-19 cases rise to 56 in Alberta; Kenney announces school closures and $500M boost to health budget

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Sunday that there are now 56 cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the province, with 17 of those confirmed over the last 24 hours. Of the 17 cases, 14 are in Calgary and three are in Edmonton, Kenney said, adding he thinks the province has reached