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City eases COVID-19 restrictions for city staff

The city has begun easing some COVID-19 restrictions for city staff. Employees will now no longer be required to show proof of vaccination, face masks will be optional and those who have been working from home and are able to return to work. Jason Elliot with the city, however, explains there are still some employees […]Read More

‘Immunocompromised could be at higher risk of contracting COVID-19:’ Infectious

Now that many COVID-19 restrictions have been dropped, including face mask-wearing, this could have people worrying about contracting the virus quicker, especially those who are immunocompromised. An Infectious Disease Physician says those who have immune issues are losing half of their protection, especially with people around them who won’t be wearing masks anymore. “Many of […]Read More

City of Lethbridge lifts REP program

The City of Lethbridge is following in the footsteps of the province and removing the Restrictions Exemptions Program. That means you will not need to show proof that you are vaccinated to enter or to use any city owned facilities. Mayor Blaine Hyggen says following the province’s decision to lift the restrictions was the best […]Read More

Alberta begins loosening of restrictions

The Alberta government announced on Tuesday that is dropping a number of its COVID-19 mandates. The Restrictions Exemption Program or vaccine passport is being removed. Premier Jason Kenney says restrictions on food and beverage at entertainment venues will be removed as well. Capacity limits have been removed except at large venues. Effective February 14th there […]Read More

‘The Premier has failed to do his job’ Alberta NDP

Following the earlier announcement from the UCP regarding new COVID-19 restrictions and masking, Opposition NDP Leader, Rachel Notley, says she’s extremely disappointed by the announcement to put more restrictions on Albertans. She says the new restrictions are unfair for the 70 per cent of Albertans who have chosen to receive the vaccine.    Notley has […]Read More

Alberta changing requirements for COVID-19 cases in the province

With the pandemic shifting, so are the restrictions. On Wednesday, Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced that almost all COVID-19 restrictions are set to be dropped by Aug. 16.    With the increase of Albertans getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced that the Alberta Government is going to cut […]Read More

Wedding venues in Lethbridge preparing for busy summer season

With restrictions being dropped across Alberta, outdoor and indoor gatherings are now an option with no set capacity. Which is resulting in quick turn-around changes for the wedding industry.     Alberta entered Stage 3 of the Open for Summer Plan last week, meaning all COVID-19 restrictions are now dropped. For couples looking to tie the […]Read More

Border towns ready to welcome back tourist traffic

Earlier this week, the Federal Government announced that starting July 5  restrictions for fully vaccinated when entering Canada will be easing. Fully vaccinated Canadians won’t have to complete the 14-day isolation period, but still have to show a negative test when entering. Meanwhile, south of the border, the U.S. Government has been pushing Canada to […]Read More

Lethbridge businesses, organizations reopen to the public under Stage 2

Thursday marks the reopening of Stage 2 of Alberta’s “Reopen For Summer” three-part plan. With that, many of Alberta’s COVID-19 public health restrictions have been eased. Alberta’s “Open for Summer Plan” is moving ahead with more COVID-19 public health restrictions being lifted provincewide. Included in Stage 2 is the reopening of in-person dining, with up […]Read More

Restaurants taking another hit with the latest restrictions

Restaurants have been ordered to close in person dining once again as of 12pm Friday but patio service will still be permitted in Alberta. Takeout orders are still being allowed as well but the Alberta Hospitality Association says those sales represent just five percent of the industry and the closure of indoor dining once again […]Read More