News - Central Alberta

Set Up CRA Direct Deposit Through Your Bank’s Website To Speed Up Access to CERB Funds

Canadian Bankers Association announced that Banks in Canada are working collaboratively with the Government of Canada to offer online enrollment of Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) direct deposit…. Read more »

Watch Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Hit Musicals Like “Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” For Free Online

You can watch Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic music videos online for free for a short duration. Starting today, Andrew Lloyd Webber will be releasing a full-length, smash-hit… Read more »

Justin Trudeau Announces $100 Million for Urgent Food Needs of Vulnerable Canadians

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has announced an investment of $100 million to improve access to food for Canadians facing social, economic, and health impacts of the… Read more »

White House Tells 3M to Cease Shipping N95 Masks to Canada and Other Countries Under Defense Production Act

Yesterday, the United States formally invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) that required U.S companies to prioritize orders from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As per… Read more »

April 2: Alberta Reports 96 New Cases and 2 Deaths; Total COVID-19 Cases Now 968

Alberta has reported 96 new COVID-19 cases and 2 additional fatalities taking the provincial total to 968 and fatalities to 13. 174 people in Alberta have recovered… Read more »

Canada Releases List of Essential Workers Critical to Canada’s Infrastructure During COVID-19

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair has released the list of services and functions deemed essential to Canada’s critical infrastructure during COVID-19. Public Safety… Read more »

How to Apply For Canada Emergency Response Benefit When it Launches on April 6

Today, the Government of Canada announced that Canadians will be able to apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) from April 6th. Canada Emergency Response Benefit… Read more »

How to Apply For Canada Emergency Business Account Through CIBC

CIBC announced that it is launching a fully digital application process for clients eligible for the new Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) as part of the federal… Read more »

Thornhill Medical to Deliver Mobile Ventilator Systems to Canadian Facilities By Early April

Thornhill Medical announced that it has signed an agreement with the Government of Ontario to produce and supply several of its compact, portable ICU units for use… Read more »

March 30: Alberta Reports 5 More Deaths; Total COVID-19 Cases Now 690

Alberta has announced 5 more COVID-19 related deaths taking the provincial total of fatalities to 8. 29 new positive COVID-19 cases were also reported. Currently, there are… Read more »

March 28: Total COVID-19 Cases Now 621 in Alberta

Alberta reported seventy-nine more cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 621. To date, a total of 42,527 tests were conducted… Read more »

Enroll Now: Alberta Fishing Education Program is Free for A Limited Time

Alberta Hunter Education Instructors’ Association is making its eight-module Alberta Fishing Education Program available online for free for a limited time as many Albertans are self-isolating in… Read more »

These are the New Rules on Domestic Travel – Denial of Boarding to Those Exhibiting COVID-19 Symptoms

Today, Justin Trudeau announced that people who are exhibiting coronavirus symptoms will be denied boarding domestic flights and trains. This is part of the Government of Canada’s… Read more »

Alberta Limit Gatherings to 15 People Due to COVID-19

Alberta has announced that effective today, people are prohibited from attending gatherings of more than 15, and they must observe two metres of social distancing. According to the… Read more »

Alberta Closes All Non-Essential Services

Premier Jason Kenney announced that as a result of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, attendance at certain businesses and organizations across the province will be prohibited effective immediately…. Read more »

Alberta Closes Vehicle Access to All Provincial Parks

Alberta Government has announced that it is closing vehicle access to all provincial parks as part of aggressive measures to combat the rapid rate of spread of COVID-19.

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Offers Free Introductory Astronomy Lessons Online

The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is hosting introductory astronomy sessions called Homebound Astronomy to help Canadians keep learning about the sky from your own from your… Read more »

GST/HST Remittance Deferral Support for Canadian Businesses During COVID-19

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Government is deferring Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) remittances and customs duty payments to help with cash… Read more »

Canada Emergency Business Account and New Loan Programs for Small Businesses

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canadian government will increase its wage subsidy for eligible small businesses to 75% from 10% announced earlier as part… Read more »

March 27: Bank of Canada Cuts Interest Rates to 0.25 Percent

The Bank of Canada has lowered its interest rate by 50 basis points to ¼ percent. After the rate cut, the bank rate is ½ percent and… Read more »

How to Do Safe Grocery Shopping and Clean Fresh Produce – COVID-19

According to WHO and Public Health Canada, COVID-19 is not a foodborne illness and currently, there is no evidence to the contrary. Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads through respiratory… Read more »

Check Out the Social Distancing Inspired Logos of Famous Brands

Famous Brands are spreading social distancing awareness by re-creating their logos that put social distancing in focus. See these new logos and campaigns below. You may like:… Read more »

Air Transat to Operate Repatriation Flights From El Salvador and Guatemala

Air Transat has announced that it will be operating two special flights to return Canadians stranded in El Salvador and Guatemala. These flights, operated in collaboration with… Read more »

COVID-19: Canadian Tire Increases Pay of All Active Canadian Tire Store Employees

As the country is dealing with the fall-out of COVID-19 pandemic, the essential services workers are at the forefront of serving Canada’s communities. As a result, Canadian… Read more »