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City of Calgary update on response to COVID-19


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City of Calgary update on response to COVID-19

City of Calgary has declared new orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In addition to the restrictions put in place by the Government of Alberta, The City has issued mandatory self-isolation for those returning from international travel.

This means:

  • Any individual who has travelled internationally and arrived in Calgary as their final destination on or after March 17, must self-isolate for 14 days.
  • This does not apply to international travelers who do not leave the premises of the Calgary International Airport or who are merely stopping over in Calgary on route to their final destination.

“Physical distancing is the best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 within our community,” said Tom Sampson, Director of Calgary Emergency Management. “This means calling on friends and family for support with errands or groceries or utilizing grocery delivery services. You must stay home if you’re not well. It is a danger if you don’t.”

Supply chains in Alberta are being maintained and there are no issues with receiving food or supplies in Calgary. There is no need to stockpile or hoard and grocery stores will remain open.

Continuing to provide services to Calgarians

All City services including police, fire, water, transit, water & recycling are continuing and managing well.

Calgary Transit is taking measures to keep operators and passengers safe including daily sanitization of all buses and CTrains and we’ve started implementing rear bus boarding at the Calgary International Airport. Calgary Police advised us they are not seeing increases in related criminal activity and the Calgary Fire Department is continuing to operate normally at this time.

“We’re maintaining essential City services, safe clean drinking water will continue running, transit will keep operating and if you have an emergency, you can still call 911 for help from fire, police and ambulance,” Sampson said.

“Stay home, be kind, save lives – this is what we can all do to help reduce the risk of community transmission and keep ourselves and our community healthy,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi.

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Calgary man faces 17 charges for alleged domestic abuse of multiple partners

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CALGARY — Police in Calgary have laid 17 domestic-violence-related charges against a man involved with multiple partners over a 10-year period.

Investigators say a woman came forward in May to report serious violence from a previous relationship.

Police say she provided the names of two other women, who she believed had also been abused by the same man.

It is alleged the accused physically and sexually assaulted the women during those relationships.

Police say the violence was substantial and led to permanent physical ailments.

Daniel Walders, who is 39, has been charged with 11 counts of assault, four counts of sexual assault and two of uttering threats.

“The level of violence exhibited by the alleged offender is significant,” said Staff Sgt. Vince Hancott with the Calgary Police Service’s domestic conflict unit.

“Alberta has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in Canada, but help is available.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 23, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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City council votes to repeal masking bylaw ahead of Calgary Stampede

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CALGARY — City council in Calgary has voted to repeal its masking bylaw, days before the start of the Stampede.

The provincial government lifted most public health restrictions onThursday, but Calgary left its masking bylaw in place until today.

Calgarians will no longer be required to wear face coverings indoors, except in city-owned spaces and vehicles, including public transit.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi says masks will be required in those areas until the office of the city manager lifts the restriction.

Nenshi, saying it is time people learn to live safely without restrictions, was one of 10 members of council who voted to repeal the bylaw..

Four councillors voted to keep it.

The chief medical officer of health, as well as city health officials, are still recommending the use of masks, but fines can no longer be issued, and it’s not part of provincial or municipal legislation.

The Canadian Press

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