Thursday, September 23, 2021
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Shandro: Alberta not looking at inter-provincial travel restrictions

- Advertisement -

EDMONTON, AB – Alberta’s Health Minister says the UCP government is not advocating for changes to inter-provincial travel restrictions, at least not right now.

While Manitoba is implementing a mandatory 14 day quarantine period forĀ  anyone entering the province as of Friday, January 29th Tyler Shandro says that’s not something Alberta is considering.

“The main goal is to limit community spread of COVID throughout our province and around the country, but doing it in ways that are smart and thoughtful. We’re not advocating for any restrictions on inter-provincial travel at this time,” said Shandro during a news conference Wednesday morning.

Shandro says Alberta will continue to work with other provinces to understand their concerns.

- Advertisement -   Article continues below ad

The government of Manitoba says the inter-provincial quarantine period is being made out of an abundance of caution in response to the “real danger” of COVID-19 variants.

Alberta’s Opposition NDP, meanwhile is calling on Premier Jason Kenney to require 14 days of quarantine for all international and domestic travellers arriving by air.

Leader Rachel Notley says half-measures are not enough and the UCP government must act quickly and decisively.

“We must stop these variants to protect our hospitals, schools, seniors and small businesses. There will be tremendous harm to our economy, including our tourism and hospitality sectors, if these variants take hold in Alberta,” Notley said.

Notley wants a halt to the quarantine pilot program at the Calgary International Airport and a delay in implementing the same program in Edmoton.

- Advertisement -
Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Lethbridge News

Calgary men accused in multi-million dollar fraud at Lake Koocanusa resort

CALGARY, AB - Two men from Calgary are facing charges, accused in a multi-million dollar fraud case involving vacation properties in southeast B.C. Calgary Police...

Special screening of new Ghostbusters movie in November in Fort Macleod

FORT MACLEOD, AB - There's going to be "something strange" in Fort Macleod's neighbourhood in November. Ghostbusters: Afterlife was primarily filmed in southern Alberta of...

Ashton – Local Lethbridge talent heading to Miss World Canada Championship

An exciting time for Lethbridge local Ashton, who's on a path to the Miss World Canada Competition in Toronto!

COVID-19 exemptions for youth activities being clarified by City of Lethbridge

LETHBRIDGE, AB - The City of Lethbridge is making sure the rules are crystal clear when it comes to COVID-19 exemptions for youth sports. Effective...

Three Lethbridge schools reporting 10-percent or more illness-related student absences

LETHBRIDGE, AB - At least three public schools in Lethbridge are reporting absenteeism of 10-percent or more due to respiratory illness. Those include Mike Mountain...
- Advertisement -