Published in The Pulse
  • Alberta is moving back to Step 1 of its reopening plan to try to slow the spread of highly contagious variants of the coronavirus, Premier Jason Kenney announced on April 6. Effective immediately, the government will reduce retail capacity to 15%, close libraries, and only allow one-on-one training for indoor fitness activities. At noon on April 9, restaurants must close indoor dining, but patios will remain open.
  • All Albertans in Phase 2B of the province's COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan will be eligible to book a vaccine appointment on April 7.
  • "Edmonton's Cross Cancer Institute has declared a COVID-19 outbreak on one of its units, closed the unit to new patient admissions, and put the entire facility on "watch" status," CBC News reported in an exclusive story. It is not yet known how many cases there are at the facility.
  • Councillor Jon Dziadyk wants the city's redesigned bus network to be put on hold and says "the public is not on board with this." The changes are set to begin on April 25.
  • Edmonton police were busy over the long weekend catching speeding motorists. Some were caught going 50km/h or more over speed limits.
  • The new Costco Business Centre in west Edmonton is now open, with products targeted towards restaurants and grocery stores looking to buy in bulk.