Coronavirus: Everything you need to know in Calgary today

Apr 22 2020, 2:20 pm

New info about COVID-19 comes out nationally and locally every day.

We’re putting together Calgary’s and Canada’s top headlines for you on the daily.

You can also see all the headlines in real-time here.

Top COVID-19 stories for April 22, as of 5 pm MST:

Much-loved local eatery and bar permanently closes after six years of operation

Much-loved local eatery and bar the Midtown Kitchen & Bar has closed its doors permanently.

The Kensington spot, known for its comfort eats, wine, beer, and spirits menu, operated at 302 10 Street NW for six years.

The Midtown made the announcement this week, citing both the pandemic and “difficult landlords” as the reason for its shuttering.

Calgary tavern permanently closes doors after eight years of business

They say when it rains, it pours, and today, it definitely feels that way for Calgary’s restaurant scene. Less than 24 hours after Kensington’s Midtown Kitchen & Bar announced it would be permanently closing, another longtime establishment in the neighbourhood has done the same.

The Oak Tree Tavern, located at 124 10th Street NW, revealed it has permanently closed after eight years of business.

5 new deaths, 306 new known cases of coronavirus confirmed in Alberta

In a Wednesday press conference, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said the province has seen 306 new known cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours. This brings the province’s known total to 3,401.

He noted that there have also been five new deaths in the province, resulting in a total of 66.

Trudeau launches $9 billion emergency benefit plan for students

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a $9 billion plan to help Canadian students.

On Wednesday, the prime minister launched the Canada Emergency Student Benefit. The new benefit will give students $1,250 a month from May to August and $1,750 each month if the student takes care of someone else or has a disability.

“For today, for the summer, for next year, we are going to be there for you,” said Trudeau.

The period covered by the benefit will start on May 1 and will be delivered through the Canada Revenue Agency.

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