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Sylvan Lake closing NexSource Centre until further notice


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From The Town of Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake’s local response to COVID-19

The Town of Sylvan Lake has taken the precautionary step of activating its Emergency Coordination Centre, to coordinate a response to the current and emerging COVID-19 situation, and to try and prevent a local situation in order to protect the health of staff, residents, and visitors.

“The Town of Sylvan Lake shares the goals of Alberta Health, which is to try and slow down the spread of COVID-19 within the population, and to minimalize its impact.”

– Ron Lebsack, Director of Emergency Management

As a result, the Town of Sylvan Lake, effective immediately, is taking the following action:

  • The NexSource Centre (recreational facility), including arenas, pool, walking track, and play room, is closed until further notice;o All drop-in and registered programs are cancelled until further notice;
  • The Family & Community Centre is closed until further notice;

o Non-essential workshops, meetings, and events scheduled between now and April 30, are cancelled;

o We are still maintaining support for Family & Community Support Service (FCSS) programs via satellite/modified service, and impacted clients are asked to reach out to their program coordinator for more information.

• Until further notice, we are not taking any multi-campus bookings (Fox Run/ Mother Teresa)

At this time, the Municipal Government Building, and public park washroom facilities remain open.

These steps are in addition to action previously announced, including:

• Cancellation of all events with an expected attendance of 250+

  • Expanding efforts to ensure safe sanitation practices;
  • Cancellation of all business travel for Town staff.

The Town of Sylvan Lake wishes to reiterate the key messages of Alberta Health Services, the Government of Alberta:

To protect yourself and others:

  • Use good hygiene practices, such as frequent handwashing
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill

If you have symptoms, stay home and call Health Link 811 for instructions

If you have symptoms and recently travelled outside Canada or were exposed to someone who has COVID-19, self-isolate – stay home and call Health Link 811 for instructions. Do not go to the ER.

If you need immediate medical attention, call 911 and inform them that you may have COVID-19.

Those interested in learning more about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are encouraged to visit

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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