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Local COVID developments: Sept. 16

Updates on related local cancellations, postponements, changes in practice
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On Sept. 15, the provincial government declared a state of public health emergency. New temporary measures to reduce transmission and protect the province's health-care system came into effect Sept. 16. File image

As COVID-19 continues to impact events, businesses and health and safety practices in the region, will provide periodic updates on related local event cancellations, postponements and changes in practices in Sundre, Carstairs, Cremona, Didsbury, Olds, Bowden, Innisfail, Mountain View County and parts of Red Deer County.

Sept. 16

• Cowboy Trail Market in Mountain View County closing for the season effective Sept. 16

"Due to the provincial state of emergency, we are closing Cowboy Trail Market for the season as of today. We want to sincerely thank all the customers and vendors who supported us so well in our first year and look forward to seeing you back at the market next spring."

• Town of Olds cancels Alberta Culture Days events

"Due to the Provincial State of Public Health Emergency, all Alberta Culture Days activities planned for Sept. 17-19 have been cancelled and rescheduled for June 17-19, 2022."

• Oldstoberfest in Olds cancelled

The rodeo and associated events - excluding the Picket Fence Market - scheduled for Sept. 17 and 18 has been cancelled.

"After assessing the current situation of our Province and taking much consideration into the outcome of hosting Oldstoberfest 2021, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel our event. The decision was not made lightly."

Organizers say tickets will be automatically be refunded online. For those who purchased physical tickets on site please e-mail for a full refund.

• Didsbury Memorial Complex grand opening events postponed

At a special council meeting on Sept. 16, the Town of Didsbury's council decided to postpone all events planned for Saturday, Sept. 18 for the Didsbury memorial Complex grand opening.

"After considering the state of public health emergency declared by the province of Alberta on September 15, 2021, combined with extensive new restrictions that came into effect on September 16 and will come into effect on September 20, council felt that the right decision was to postpone this celebration to a future date," states a press release issued by the town on Sept. 16.