Recent stories about covid-19

Unused patio furniture piled up outside of a restaurant called DOSC on 104 Street.
business food

Post-pandemic patio rules lead to hiccups for some restaurants

With pandemic lockdown measures in the rearview, new rules for patios that obstruct public space have come into effect, causing headaches for some Edmonton business owners.

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The white-and-yellow facade of CO*LAB from across the street, under a sky of pink-flecked clouds
arts downtown

CO*LAB seeks funds to cover pandemic shortfall

After cancelling the 2023 edition of its flagship event due to financial woes, CO*LAB is looking to catch up on debt in order to move forward.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Five Deaths Friday Due to Influenza: Three in the Morning and Two in Afternoon — Total 369 Deaths in All Reported"
history covid-19

A moment in history: Nov. 23, 1918

On this day 104 years ago, Edmonton was in the grips of a deadly influenza pandemic.

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Converse and Cook co-founders Juanita Gnanapragasam and Mishma Mukith at one of the organization's events
food covid-19

Comfort food cookbook catalogues a way Edmonton coped with COVID

A new cookbook launching in December captures the stories of how Edmontonians redefined comfort through food during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A book nook miniature of a street with people seated outside restaurants
arts covid-19

Big interest in the world of miniatures as show and sale returns

The Miniature Enthusiasts of Edmonton (MEE) are hosting their annual show and sale in person on Sept. 18 after two years of running the event digitally.

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A person speaks to a masked worker from Edmonton's Food Bank at an outdoor station
food covid-19

As inflation rises and pandemic supports ebb, food insecurity grows

Food insecurity is again on the rise in Edmonton, and now providers and people in need are without the government supports that helped them cope with demand during the pandemic.

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Cover art, featuring a triangle on top of a maple leaf, surrounded by the words "EPIC Podcast: Current - Relevant - Canadian
podcast disasters

Podcast pick: Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast

The folks behind Emergency Preparedness in Canada (EPIC) Podcast believe that "disasters are everyone's business," an idea that may not have been as evident when the podcast started in 2016 but has become undeniable throughout more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing extreme weather induced by climate change.

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A brass band wearing punk gear and masks
arts covid-19

COVID still causing trouble for arts scene

Edmonton's arts calendar came back to life with shows galore after the province lifted most public health restrictions on March 1, but COVID-19 is still wreaking havoc with events.

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Mayor Amarjeet Sohi wearing a mask during the swearing-in ceremony at City Hall in October 2021
city council podcast

Council kills mask bylaw but may resurrect mandate

After repealing Edmonton's mask bylaw on March 8, city council is to consider two new bylaws to reinstate the mandate.

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