From organizers of the ITU World Triathlon
With the health and safety of our athletes and community our top priority, and based on the directive from Alberta Canada’s chief medical officer of health, the organizers of the 2020 World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton are announcing that the Grand Final that was scheduled for August 17-23, in Edmonton, Alberta will unfortunately not take place in 2020.
Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw clarified this Thursday, saying: “mass gathering restrictions currently in place also apply to all summer events or festivals in Alberta.
Those restrictions prohibit gatherings of more than 15 people and require people gathered in groups of fewer than 15 to maintain a distance of two metres from one another”.
The Edmonton organisers, Triathlon Canada and World Triathlon want to share their deep disappointment that this event will not be able to take place as planned, despite all efforts from all the parties involved, but absolutely understand that the current global situation with the COVID-19 outbreak make it impossible for the event to happen at this stage.
World Triathlon, along with the Edmonton Organizing Committee, the City of Edmonton and all stakeholders and the community partners will continue to work closely together to find new options for the event to take place in the future, when it is safe to do so.
Our hearts and thoughts remain with our many front-line workers and those affected by this global crisis.
Updated summer rules for gathers over 15 cancels most events till September.
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From Cafe Owner to Political Activist at the heart of the Alberta Prosperity Project
The COVID pandemic has turned Central Alberta Cafe Owner Chris Scott into nothing short of a lightning rod.
Many business owners grumbled and suffered through a couple years of mayhem due to wave after wave of COVID and the various restrictions affecting day to day operations. Where most business owners zigged, Scott, as they say… zagged.
Chances are you know something about his story as he’s been in the news and seemingly on a never ending speaking tour ever since this all started.
You likely won’t be surprised to know Chis Scott is still operating his cafe, still facing court charges, and heavily involved in trying to influence Alberta politicians.
No matter what side of this discussion you fall on, no matter what you think of the business owners, doctors, and religious leaders who stood in defiance of covid restrictions, this conversation will help you understand where those who have emerged as leaders of those who stood up to the health restrictions are putting their attention in the summer of 2022.
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EDMONTON – It’s deadline day to buy $10 Alberta United Conservative Party memberships to vote for the next leader and premier.
The party is accepting drop offs by 5 p.m. and online memberships until midnight.
The party will then go through the memberships and confirm information and expects to have the final tally ready in two weeks or so.
Seven candidates are on the ballot seeking to replace Premier Jason Kenney in the party’s top job.
Kenney announced in May he was quitting after receiving a lukewarm 51 per cent support in a party leadership review.
The next key date in the race is the second debate, slated for Aug. 30 in Edmonton.
The candidates have been proposing a range of policy ideas from health care to education reform, but the focus of debate has been on how to leverage Alberta’s relationship with the federal government to get a better deal in areas such as equalization.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 12, 2022.
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