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The popular local restaurant and bar are closing for good after six years of operation
The popular local restaurant and bar, Midtown Kitchen & Bar, have closed their doors permanently.
Known for its comfortable food, wine, beer, and liquor menu, the Kensington spot operated at 302 10 Street NW for six years.
The Midtown announced this this week, citing both the pandemic and “difficult landlords” as the reason for the closure.
The Calgary Tavern is permanently closing its doors after eight years of business
They say when it rains it pours, and today it definitely feels that way for Calgary’s dining scene. Less than 24 hours after Kensington’s Midtown Kitchen & Bar announced it was finally closing, another long-standing business in the neighborhood did the same.
The Oak Tree Tavern at 124 10th Street NW announced that it has been permanently closed after eight years of business.
5 new deaths, 306 new known cases of coronavirus confirmed in Alberta
In a press conference on Wednesday, Alberta Prime Minister Jason Kenney said 306 new cases of coronavirus were known in the province in the past 24 hours. This brings the province’s known total to 3,401.
He found there were also five new deaths in the province, for a total of 66 deaths.
Trudeau launches a $ 9 billion student contingency plan
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 provides students with $ 1,250 per month from May to August and $ 1,750 per month if the student is caring for someone else or has a disability.
“For today, for the summer, for the next year we will be there for you,” said Trudeau.
The service period begins May 1st and is delivered through the Canada Revenue Agency.