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Balancing business support with battle against COVID

Balancing business support with battle against COVID

Olds & District Chamber of Commerce doing its best to support local businesses
TELUS Agriculture invests $1 million in Olds College Smart Farm

TELUS Agriculture invests $1 million in Olds College Smart Farm

College land to be used for research including 5G network testing
Two hotels cautiously optimistic about reopening

Two hotels cautiously optimistic about reopening

One shut down during the lockdown, the other remained open
Beekeeper hopes aid will go where needed

Beekeeper hopes aid will go where needed

Provincial government announced $1 million for industry
Dental and vision care clinics reopen

Dental and vision care clinics reopen

No drop-ins; appointments must first be booked by phone
Lots of effort by thief gains nearly nothing

Lots of effort by thief gains nearly nothing

Tires described as 'worthless' dead batteries worth $5 to $10 each
Aurora Cannabis to lay off staff, close five sites, take impairment charges

Aurora Cannabis to lay off staff, close five sites, take impairment charges

Aurora Mountain in Mountain View County is one of the facilities that will cease some operations
Local contractors will be hired if feasible

Local contractors will be hired if feasible

Subcontractors are still being considered to help build $8-million operations centre
Precautions help new business as it steers through pandemic

Precautions help new business as it steers through pandemic

Aubin’s Auto Aid opened in Olds in October 2019
Advanced Stage 2 reopenings welcomed

Advanced Stage 2 reopenings welcomed

Chamber president Clare Janitz doesn't think reopenings are too soon