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Nenshi warns economy could be ‘gone’ if COVID not contained

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Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi said if the city moves back into a full COVID-19 outbreak, the economy will be "gone." Nenshi told a Friday press conference it is time to end the debate that it's either the economy or COVID-19 restrictions. "If we get into full outbreak mode ... the economy is gone," said Nenshi, noting 163 Calgarians have died from the virus. "It is absolutely critical we t

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Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard and the Vice-President: News Division of Western Standard New Media Corp. He has served as the City Editor of the Calgary Sun and has covered Alberta news for nearly 40 years. dnaylor@westernstandardonline.com

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Civil service mag promotes immunization passports

Any mandatory scheme would see Canadians required to carry proof of vaccination to eat at a restaurant, visit a shopping mall or go to a baseball game, said the magazine.

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A magazine for Canadian public service managers says the country must introduce vaccine passports, says Blacklock's Reporter. “The immunity of the population is detrimental for the safe reopening of the economy and various jurisdictions across the world are exploring the idea of immunity certificates as an enabler,” said a commentary in Canadian Government Executive, a periodical publ

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Canada Post to make bank on lending operations

The union said loans would be issued in a test project at post offices in Halifax and Bridgewater, N.S. and surrounding rural areas, as well as Calgary and Red Deer by year’s end.

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"A roll of stamps and $30,000 please." That will soon be possible as, for the first time in 53 years, Albertans will be able to go to the post office for a loan. Blacklock's Reporter said Canada Post on Thursday confirmed outlets in Alberta and Nova Scotia will broker cash loans for the Toronto Dominion Bank. “The market test goal is to offer the new financial service in over 249 Canad

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Vancouver’s Stanley Park shut down at night because of fire threat

“The closure is being activated in an effort to reduce the fire risk to the park, which is extreme due to the current drought conditions and sustained heat events.”

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The risk of fire is so extreme in Vancouver's iconic Stanley Park, officials are to start closing it on a nightly basis. "The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation will be temporarily closing all non-essential access to Stanley Park between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am beginning tonight," said the board in a Friday statement. "The closure is being activated in an effort to reduce the fire

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