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Updated: Town of Canmore declares state of local emergency

Updated: Town of Canmore declares state of local emergency

“This will give the us the increased authority to take additional measures to protect the Canmore community, such as closing municipal playgrounds – which we are doing today. While the state of local emergency allows us to take additional action within the municipality, it does not allow us to close the highway, which is under provincial jurisdiction."
Local doctors concerned new medical advice app lacks continuity of care

Local doctors concerned new medical advice app lacks continuity of care

“That circles back to the lack of continuity – if they weren’t able to address your issues through the app then essentially what they told you was to go see your family doctor, or go to the emergency room,” said Dr. Liana Hwang with Mountain Maternity and Family Medicine. “I don’t think that’s a cost-saving and I don’t think it’s a time saving for the patient – it’s definitely not providing better care.”
Town of Canmore addresses community questions surrounding COVID-19

Town of Canmore addresses community questions surrounding COVID-19

“We do not have the authority or the resource capacity to enforce a restriction on the movement of people in or out of our community – only the province or federal government can close highways or close airports, as we’ve seen with the federal government restricting travel from around the world."
Canmore Museum calls on Bow Valley residents to share experiences of COVID-19

Canmore Museum calls on Bow Valley residents to share experiences of COVID-19

“Museums can be a place to keep those memories, but those memories aren’t important unless we talk about them.”
Canmore Rotary Club launches fundraiser for COVID-19

Canmore Rotary Club launches fundraiser for COVID-19

“During this unprecedented health emergency we know that our community is struggling and we’re in a position to make a difference."
ArtsPlace embraces social distancing through online creative content

ArtsPlace embraces social distancing through online creative content

“Everybody’s gifts are needed. We need the gifts of our medical personal, we need the gifts of our supply chain and we also need our artists' gifts to keep us well and vital."
Bow Valley mayors plead with visitors to stay home to stop COVID-19 spread

Bow Valley mayors plead with visitors to stay home to stop COVID-19 spread

“Sorry folks, this is not a time for a road trip … we’ve kind of reached the point where we’re saying thank you for not visiting,” says Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen
Town of Canmore to launch call centre on March 23

Town of Canmore to launch call centre on March 23

“These are very stressful times for all of us here in Canmore, and around the world,” said Canmore Mayor John Barrowman.“We’re keeping in very close contact with the public health authorities, and we’re putting in place the recommendations that they're giving us.”
Canmore distillery wants to help fill gap amidst COVID-19 panic

Canmore distillery wants to help fill gap amidst COVID-19 panic

Canmore's Wildlife Distillery has started to produce hand sanitizer in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
Government of Alberta announces education plan for students at home during global health emergency

Government of Alberta announces education plan for students at home during global health emergency

“Canadian Rockies School Division appreciates the clarity and continuity it will provide for our teaching staff. We have some of the finest teaching staff in this country who will work diligently to assist our students in their educational pursuits during these challenging times.”