News - Edmonton

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Coronavirus: What is Open & Closed in Edmonton Area – Attractions, Events & Public Places

Alberta government has declared a state of public health emergency to combat the rapid rise of COVID-19. Canadian Blood Services is urging all healthy eligible blood donors… Read more »