Your Daily Dose for Tuesday, November 3rd
Premiere Jason Kenney is warning Albertans that Covid Cases will continue to sky rocket if we don’t start to take things more seriously. In a new video he tells people who are throwing private parties to “knock it off” and says that those private gatherings have been a huge factor in the rising case numbers. He adds that shutting down bars and restaurants is not necessary because data doesn’t show that a ton of cases are as a result of people going to establishments. Medical experts are predicting that if we stay on the current path that we’re on, we could start to see 2000 cases per day by the end of the month and double that by Christmas.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw didn’t do her regular post-weekend COVID update yesterday because they were updating the system over the weekend, but will let us know about the latest numbers later today.
Today is Election Day in the US. Former Vice-President Joe Biden is hoping to take over the presidency from President Donald Trump, who, if he loses, would be the first president in decades to not win a 2nd term. Voter turn out is expected to break records with nearly 100 million people casting early ballots, which is 65% of the total vote from 2016. For the most up to date Election Coverage, be sure to check in with our friends from CTV
Regardless of the outcome, Americans are getting ready for a lot of upset people on whichever side loses. Many businesses are preparing for riots, with stores from Tiffany to Target boarding up their windows to stop people from looting:
We broke a record for warmest day in November yesterday! Hitting 23 degrees in the city, it was the highest temperature Calgary has ever seen in the month of November and our friend David Spence says its going to stay super nice for a few days before returning to winter on the weekend.
Our warm spell isn't over yet!!! It will remain warm through Thursday. Today's all-time November high temperature record for #Calgary is unlikely to be repeated, though. #yyc #yycwx #yycweather pic.twitter.com/bv4XxemlKK— CTV - David Spence (@CTVdavidspence) November 3, 2020
An 9 year old Alberta Girl who was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour last week has seen an outpouring of love from her community, including a special Halloween Parade just in her honour. Ryan Reynolds even heard about Arizona Burns, of Morinville, AB, and sent her a special video message.