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In these unprecedented times, we want to support our local businesses! To help let you know who is open or temporarily closed, we have compiled lists by plaza, homed based and other local businesses. Check out our SUPPORT LOCAL section!

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OIL AND BEEF: EXPERT SAYS ALBERTA MUST DIVERSIFY AS MAJOR INDUSTRIES HIT BY COVID-19

OIL AND BEEF: EXPERT SAYS ALBERTA MUST DIVERSIFY AS MAJOR INDUSTRIES HIT BY COVID-19

OIL AND BEEF: EXPERT SAYS ALBERTA MUST DIVERSIFY AS MAJOR INDUSTRIES HIT BY COVID-19

Alberta — long known as Canada’s central hub for both beef and oil —  has seen both those industries slammed with economic troubles since the COVID-19 crisis began. 

 

On April 20, U.S. oil futures prices fell into negative territory for the first time in history, because storage tanks are nearly full and refineries are reducing output amid slow economic activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.


And on the same day, Cargill Inc.’s High River, Alta., meat-packing plant announced it would be temporarily shuttering operations,  after a worker died from the coronavirus and hundreds of other employees tested positive. 

ALBERTA PHASED RELAUNCH STRATEGY SEES SOME RESTRICTIONS EASED

OIL AND BEEF: EXPERT SAYS ALBERTA MUST DIVERSIFY AS MAJOR INDUSTRIES HIT BY COVID-19

OIL AND BEEF: EXPERT SAYS ALBERTA MUST DIVERSIFY AS MAJOR INDUSTRIES HIT BY COVID-19

The provincial government released details of its relaunch strategy Thursday in regards to a plan to re-open some medical services, parks, golf courses and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.


It is a phased approach, with the start date of each subsequent phase based on the success of the phase before it.


If COVID-19 hospitalizations remain stable, it will see scheduled surgeries resume May 4 — along with some health services like dental — and restaurants open at half capacity on May 14.


 Some of the early steps will begin on May 1, others on May 4. 

SMALL BUSINESSES PLEAD WITH LANDLORDS TO HELP THEM SURVIVE COVID-19

OIL AND BEEF: EXPERT SAYS ALBERTA MUST DIVERSIFY AS MAJOR INDUSTRIES HIT BY COVID-19

SMALL BUSINESSES PLEAD WITH LANDLORDS TO HELP THEM SURVIVE COVID-19

Small business owners reeling from the impacts of COVID-19 say their very survival is in jeopardy if commercial landlords don’t step up with rent deferrals.

Annie Dormuth, Alberta director for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, said landlords should be providing flexibility and forgiveness to small business tenants who are experiencing serious cash flow difficulties right now, or have zero cash flow altogether. 

From restaurants to retail shops to nail salons, many small businesses have seen their customers vanish and their revenue dry up as Calgary and the rest of Canada shut down in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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