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Restaurants make plea for government support as over half of eateries face bankruptcy in next three months
Restaurant owners issued a stark warning to federal policymakers on Wednesday, saying that more than half of all Canadian eateries could go out of business in the next three months as the pandemic continues to discourage people from dining out.
Restaurants Canada, a lobby group representing 30,000 firms, has been meeting federal officials and calling for a range of supports for the food service sector, which has been clobbered by COVID-19 lockdowns.
‘They’ve put parents in a real bind’: Questions linger as 16 per cent of CBE students enrol in online classes
Around 16 per cent of students at Calgary Board of Education schools are registered for online learning in preparation for the resumption of classes next week, but uncertainty remains surrounding the quality and fit of the program, according to parent advocates.
Parents had until 4 p.m. on Monday to decide whether to enrol their children in online courses or allow them to return to in-person classes. The CBE said Wednesday more than 21,000 students were registered for its virtual alternative, called “hub online learning.”
Alberta records 127 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths
The provincial death toll remains at 235 as the province marked no additional deaths on Wednesday but reported another 127 COVID-19 cases, bringing the active total to 1,176 in Alberta.