Alberta Minute: Victoria Day, Outdoor Gatherings, and Campground Reservations
Alberta Minute - Your weekly one-minute summary of Alberta politics.
This Week In Alberta:
- Happy Victoria Day! Provincial parks are now open for use during the day, but National Parks and historic sites are still closed - they are expected to re-open on June 1, 2020.
- Because of the holiday, the legislature will not be sitting this week, and Tuesday to Friday is set down as a constituency week, where MLAs work in their local areas.
- There are also no Committee meetings scheduled for this week. The next meeting will be a meeting of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts next Tuesday.
Last Week In Alberta:
- Alberta entered 'Stage 1' of the plan to re-open the economy, except for Calgary and Brooks. Many Calgary and Brooks businesses were upset by the lack of communication from the Province regarding their being left out of the plan to re-open, noting that they had already ordered supplies in anticipation of being able to operate again.
- The Province also expanded permitted gathering sizes in outdoor spaces to 50 across the province in time for the long weekend. Albertans must still follow personal hygiene measures and keep a distance of at least two metres from those who don't live in their household at these gatherings. This includes Calgary and Brooks.
- Alberta Parks opened online bookings for campgrounds, allowing Albertans to reserve their summer campsites. Campgrounds will reopen at 50 percent capacity on June 1 as part of Alberta's Stage 1 of reopening.
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