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This is What You Will Get Through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

The Canadian government has announced that Bill C-13, the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, has received Royal Assent. This means that all measures announced as part of the… Read more »

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COVID-19: Eligible Canadians to Get $2000 Under Canada Emergency Response Benefit

As part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, the government is establishing Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) that will give eligible Canadians a taxable… Read more »

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Stay Home: Parks Canada Suspends Vehicle Access to National Parks Across the Country

Parks Canada is asking Canadians to stay home. Parks Canada has announced that it is introducing additional measures to reduce the rate of spread of COVID-19. On… Read more »

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COVID-19: City of Calgary Closing All Playgrounds

CEMA Chief Tom Sampson announced that City of Calgary is closing all City-operated playgrounds (equipment only) effective immediately due to COVID-19. All city parks will remain open… Read more »

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COVID-19: Seats Available in Select Repatriation Flights by Swoop

Government of Canada and select Canadian Airlines are operating repatriation flights from various parts of the world after COVID-19 pandemic has changed travel in unprecedented ways. COVID-19:… Read more »

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COVID-19: Alberta Will No Longer Test Travellers Who Have Mild Symptoms

Alberta Government has announced that travellers who returned to Alberta after March 12 and have mild symptoms will no longer be tested for COVID-19. Instead, they will be… Read more »

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COVID-19: Self Isolate If You Flew on These WestJet Flights

In an effort to contain community transmission and rapid rate of spread due to coronavirus, WestJet is continuously releasing details of seats where the passengers who were… Read more »

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Do Not Take Aspirin To Prevent ‘FIRST’ Stroke or Heart Disease

Heart & Stroke Foundation is asking Canadians not to take Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) if they do not have a history of stroke or heart or vascular disease…. Read more »

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Sobeys Employees to Get Increased Pay During COVID-19

Sobeys has announced a new pay program called, Hero Pay Program to support its employees who are playing a vital role in providing Canadians with the food,… Read more »

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Free Online Educational Resources

We are in the age of social distancing and self-isolation with schools across Canada closed to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a list of… Read more »

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What is Restricted During U.S.-Canada Border Closure for Non-Essential Purposes

On March 18th, 2020, President Donald Trump on twitter announced that the Canada-U.S. border will be closed to non-essential traffic as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic…. Read more »

How To Social Distance – Guidelines From Alberta Health

How To Social Distance – Guidelines From Alberta Health

Alberta Health has published a list of guidelines on how to practice social distancing as you go about your daily lives including grocery shopping and riding an… Read more »

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VIA Rail Train Cancellations & Service Changes Due to COVID-19

Via Rail is cancelling Canadian and Ocean routes because of COVID-19 pandemic. In light of a significant reduction in passenger volumes as well as the most recent… Read more »

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Calgary Transit Changes Due to COVID-19

To reduce the rate of spread of COVID-19, Calgary Transit is making the following changes effective March 20, 2020: Calgary Transit is asking customers to board buses… Read more »

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Alberta to Pay $573 Per Week to Workers to Ease Financial Worries Due to Coronavirus Isolation

Premier Jason Kenney, today, announced that as part of the government’s economic measures to help Albertans affected by the COVID-19 crisis, Alberta is providing immediate financial assistance… Read more »

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COVID-19: ATB Financial to Offer Mortgage Deferrals

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a $82 billion COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to help Canadians affected by coronavirus related financial fallout. Part of the measure is… Read more »

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COVID-19: Emergency Care Benefit of up to $900 for Two Weeks and Other Benefits Announced by Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Trudeau has announced more than $82 billion through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan to help Canadians affected by coronavirus related financial fallout. Highlights: $27 billion… Read more »

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See Thousands of Movies, Educational Films, Immersive Virtual Reality Series For Free Online

If you want to see quality films, educational content online for free, visit the National Film Board of Canada’s website. As Canada’s public producer and distributor, NFB’s… Read more »

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WestJet to Suspend All International Flights

In response to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement that Canada will be closing its borders to all those who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or U.S…. Read more »

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Please Donate Blood – It’s Safe to Donate Blood During COVID-19

Canadian Blood Services is urging all healthy eligible blood donors to book and keep their appointments as there has been a recent spike in appointment cancellations in… Read more »

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Alberta Reports Coronavirus Cases Across the Province; Community Spread in Edmonton & Calgary; Total Now 74

Alberta reported 18 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 74. Alberta Health Official said that cases have now been… Read more »

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If You Flew on These Flights (Seats) to Alberta Before March 12 – Self-isolate For 14 Days and Monitor For Symptoms

Alberta as part of ramping up its effort to contain and limit the rate of spread of COVID-19 have directed all Albertans who have returned from outside… Read more »

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Canada to Close Border to Non-Citizens and Non-Permanent Residents, Excludes U.S Citizens

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will be closing its borders to all those who are not citizens or permanent residents of Canada. U.S. Citizens are exempt from this restriction at this time. This is effective March 18, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.

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Calgary Zoo Closed to Public Due to Coronavirus

Calgary Zoo has announced that the Zoo will be temporarily closing effective March 16, 2020 in response to the constantly evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Zoo… Read more »