That's according to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, who announced the province's reopening plan on Wednesday and said that if vaccination targets are met, both the Stampeders and the Edmonton Football Team could have capacity crowds at McMahon and Commonwealth stadiums this summer.
Retail can increase to 15 per cent of fire code occupancy (must maintain ability to distance).
Retail - 1/3 of fire code occupancy (must maintain ability to distance). This includes arenas, cinemas, theatres, museums, art galleries and libraries.
- Personal and wellness services can provide walk-in services.
Post-secondary - resume in-person learning.
- Youth activities, such as day camps and play centres, can open.
- Indoor and outdoor youth and adult sports can resume.
- Outdoor fixed-seating facilities, such as grandstands, can open at one-third capacity.
Stage three, which would see the rest of the remaining restrictions lifted, is slated to go ahead when 70 per cent of Albertans have at least one shot.
All restrictions are lifted, including the ban on indoor social gatherings.
Alberta identified 390 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday following the completion of 5,979 tests.
Dr Hinshaw explained that she was not at the announcement yesterday due to familial responsibilities but made it perfectly clear that she and her team were a part of the reopening plan and that she is behind its implementation.
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Last week, the province released a three-phase reopening plan for the province, however schools were not part of the framework. Del Duca said letting the public health units and school boards make the call is the "most prudent and responsible" approach.
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A returned traveller was infected with the strain, which Mr Merlino said was spreading "faster than we have ever recorded". Victoria will go to into lockdown from 11.59 tonight (local time) for a week as a result of Melbourne's Covid-19 cluster.