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Happy Halloween! Province gives the go ahead for Trick or Treating

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From the Province of Alberta

Halloween

  • Alberta’s chief medical officer of health is not cancelling Halloween.
  • Outdoor Halloween activities are lower risk and supported by public health.
  • A new tip sheet online will help Albertans of all ages enjoy a safe and healthy Halloween.
  • Printable posters will let people know if you are handing out treats.

For more information and to find the printable posters go to Alberta.ca/Halloween

If you want to know what the province says about Trick or Treating this year watch this video starting at the 9:40 mark.

From trick-or-treating to the double feature picture show, you can enjoy your favourite Halloween activities safely by taking some simple precautions. Leave the terror to monsters, ghosts and evil clowns – not the pandemic.

Trick or treating

Don’t go trick-or-treating if feeling ill, even if symptoms are minor

Choose costumes that allow a non-medical mask to be worn underneath – make sure you can see and breathe comfortably

Minimize contact with others: trick-or-treat with your family or cohort, remain within your community, and stay 2 metres apart

Avoid touching doorbells or railings: call “trick or treat” from 2 metres away, knock instead of using doorbells, use hand sanitizer after touching surfaces

Wash hands and disinfect packages before eating candy

Handing out candy

Don’t hand out candy if feeling ill or isolating

Wear a non-medical mask that fully covers your nose and mouth

Ask trick-or-treaters to knock or call out instead of ringing the doorbell

Use tongs to hand out pre-packaged candy to avoid handling treats

Find creative ways to maintain distance from trick-or-treaters:

Hand out treats from your driveway or front lawn, if weather permits

Set up a table or desk to help keep yourself distanced

Make candy bags and space them out on a table or blanket; don’t leave out self-serve bowls of bulk candy

Build a candy slide, candy catapult or other fun, non-touch delivery methods

Halloween parties

Stay home if feeling ill, even if symptoms are mild

Spend time with people you know – the smaller the group the better

Choose games and activities that don’t use shared items and allows people to stay 2 metres apart

Don’t share drinks, food, cigarettes, vapes or cannabis

Host your party outdoors, if weather permits. If you must stay indoors:

  • reduce your gathering size
  • choose a location that allows for physical distancing between people from separate families and cohorts
  • provide hand sanitizer

Wash or sanitize your hands often

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Winnipeg prize of $495,900 for EE Football Club’s Joey Moss 50/50 draw claimed

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EDMONTON — The winning ticket for a record-breaking 50/50 raffle held by the CFL’s EE Football Team has been claimed.

The team said in a release Monday that John Groff of Edmonton is taking home the winner’s prize of $495,900 for the draw, which was held in honour of former EE Football Team and Edmonton Oilers locker-room attendant Joey Moss.

The draw, which closed at $991,800 on Sunday, broke a record set by the team during a July 2017 game against the Ottawa Redblacks where $871,839 was raised.

The remainder of the pot, minus administration fees, will go toward the Joey Moss Memorial Fund created by the Winnifred Stewart Association, a group that empowers people with disabilities.

Moss, who was born with Down syndrome, passed away at the age of 57 this past October. No cause of death was given.

He first became an attendant with the Oilers in 1984 before joining the Edmonton Football Team two years later, holding both positions for over 30 years.

Moss was a favourite in Edmonton among fans and players. He was later given a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for his contributions and achievements in 2012 and was later inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 23, 2020

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Obsidian Energy shareholders approve stock issuance in pursuit of Bonterra takeover

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CALGARY — Obsidian Energy Ltd. says shareholders have voted to approve its proposal to issue up to 72.3 million shares to buy Bonterra Energy Corp. in a hostile takeover.

The Calgary-based oil and gas producer says 91.4 per cent of the shares represented at a special meeting on Monday were voted in favour of the deal announced in August, but strongly resisted since by the takeover target.

Last week, shareholder advisory firm Glass Lewis recommended investors support management in pursuing Bonterra because it would create a company with a stronger balance sheet and the ability to grow through acquisitions.

But it added in a report the deal has “almost no practical likelihood of being successful” because of opposition by the Bonterra board and from more than 30 per cent of Bonterra shareholders.

The takeover, first proposed in August, is open until Jan. 4 and offers two Obsidian shares for each Bonterra share. It requires approval by holders of more than two-thirds of Bonterra’s stock to be successful.

On Monday, Bonterra shares closed at $1.68, more than three times the closing stock price of 50 cents for Obsidian.

Bonterra has dubbed the Obsidian offer a “take-under bid” based on relative stock prices.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 23, 2020.

Companies in this story: (TSX:BNE, TSX:OBE)

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