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LETTER: Time to restrict access to municipal facilities to locals only

Editor: This is an open letter to Canmore town council. If you were in town this past weekend, you know Calgary was here. As of Saturday (Nov. 14), Calgary had 2,911 active cases of COVID.

Editor:

This is an open letter to Canmore town council.

If you were in town this past weekend, you know Calgary was here. As of Saturday (Nov. 14), Calgary had 2,911 active cases of COVID. The time has come to take steps to keep our town’s citizens safe, schools open and parents at work.

I propose limiting use of our recreation facilities, including artsPlace classes, to Canmore, Exshaw and Morley residents.

This could be accomplished during the online registration process and a subsequent ID check upon arrival at the facility.

My husband took our son to the pool today and they did not recognize a single other local family, an odd occurrence at the pool.

They felt unsafe, left earlier than planned, used the change room sparingly and we've since decided to cancel our pool membership until such time as it feels safe to return.

Calgarians don’t want to gamble their health by using the facilities in the city – it's too high risk, so they transfer the risk to our town. 

Premier Jason Kenney is not looking out for our health, neither physical or mental, therefore our Town’s administration must.

Our anxiety levels are sky high. Town council has the power to affect the trajectory of the virus in our town.

I call on the Canmore town council to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in Canmore by limiting the use of our recreational facilities to locals.

Erin Cipollone,

Canmore



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