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Bow Valley RCMP encourages public to call instead of attending detachments during COVID-19 pandemic

Bow Valley RCMP encourages public to call instead of attending detachments during COVID-19 pandemic

“It is business as usual, but we are definitely taking precautions to ensure the safety of all of our employees."
Community organizations rally to keep art alive in the Bow Valley

Community organizations rally to keep art alive in the Bow Valley

“The health and safety of the community is of paramount importance but I think whether it's here or in your personal life I think the arts are even more important in times of heightened circumstances.
Bow Valley doctors warn budget cuts will have an effect on local health care

Bow Valley doctors warn budget cuts will have an effect on local health care

“If you were a patient on the table, would you want me to cut where I know it is safe to cut based on my experience and my training?” asked family doctor Liana Hwang at the town hall. “Or, would you want me to cut where the government says I have to?”
Alberta confirms 18 new COVID-19 cases, 52 total in Calgary-zone

Alberta confirms 18 new COVID-19 cases, 52 total in Calgary-zone

“Staying home when you’re sick, that can save lives."
Local school boards planning for continued education amid school closures

Local school boards planning for continued education amid school closures

On Sunday (March 15), the province announced K-12 classes would be cancelled as part of the strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19. As a result, school boards across the province have been working on a plan to provide "continuity of education" for students.
Canmore Fire Chief self-isolates for 14 days, takes up cooking

Canmore Fire Chief self-isolates for 14 days, takes up cooking

“For a Fire Chief in quarantine, it is a challenge to feel disconnected," said Canmore Fire-Rescue's Walter Gahler "But the important thing to recognize is it’s not about me or any one person, it is about the community as a whole, the vulnerable population, the older, the medically compromised – it’s about protecting those folks."
Dog missing after vehicle stolen allegedly seen by Lac Des Arcs

Dog missing after vehicle stolen allegedly seen by Lac Des Arcs

“We’ve had word that someone picked up a dog matching Seve's description about an a hour and bit ago and headed towards Canmore."
Town of Canmore closes Elevation Place, Recreation Centre

Town of Canmore closes Elevation Place, Recreation Centre

“Although this action is not required by the Government of Alberta, we believe that it is the right decision to proactively reduce opportunities for spreading the virus. All Elevation Place memberships will be suspended until further notice (members do not need to take any action).”
UPDATED: Bow Valley downhill, cross-country ski areas react to COVID-19

UPDATED: Bow Valley downhill, cross-country ski areas react to COVID-19

As of Monday (March 16), Nakiska Ski Area and Norquay announced closures, while Sunshine and Lake Louise remain open, but are taking precautions to keep patrons safe, including closing lodges, increased cleaning and limiting numbers on gondola lifts. The Canmore Nordic Centre facilities remain closed, however outdoor recreation activities are permitted to continue.
Canmore activates emergency coordination centre, community use of local public schools suspended

Canmore activates emergency coordination centre, community use of local public schools suspended

"Given the current situation in Alberta, the fact that any school closure would need to be in place for months not weeks to be effective, and the fact that students may still be at risk of spreading infections in other settings beside schools even if schools were closed, I have advised that school closures not be implemented at this time," said Dr. Heena Hinshaw, Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health.