"It's looking positive to be able to open schools towards the end of May if the rate of COVID continues to come down in our community."
Etches also mentioned that a regional approach might be the best option when it comes to reopening schools across the province.
"What am I encouraged by, is the conversations about being able to open schools is happening and that is something where I think the regional approach is a valid way to go," she stated. "That's the first step, we need to get schools open and then we need to take a look at other measures that could be relaxed."
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New arrivals hit the Bath & Body Works website and the fragrances sound marvellous. If only we could smell them through the computer.
While the Canadian commerce website is currently under construction (no word yet on launch date), you can still buy stuff from the US site and pay $9.99 for shipping. The other option is to go to an actual store if your province or city isn't under lockdown right now.
Some of the smells you can expect to find at Bath & Body Works include Cool Cucumber Mist, Midsummer Dream (a lovely blend of salted pear, nectarine and seaside lily), Berry Waffle Cone and Tiki Beach (warm vanilla musk with toasted coconut). Wow!
If you're looking for can't-miss travel destinations, you'd be remiss not to look right here in Canada before you set your sights on a more global scale. A ranking of the 30 best places to visit in the world has been released by U.S. News and Banff, Alberta, made the cut.
It's no secret that the Alberta mountain town is worth the trip, and people travel from around the world to see the awe-inspiring alpine terrain for themselves.
While Banff landed at number 18 on this list, it actually beat out some pretty spectacular global destinations including the Great Barrier Reef, Yosemite National Park, Santorini, Florence, Rio de Janeiro, and more.
It wasn't the only Canadian location to make the list; Niagara Falls snagged the last spot, coming in at number 30.
From the bustling Banff Avenue and the iconic Banff Springs Hotel to all of the nearby lakes, hiking trails, and mountain adventures, Banff is a pretty special place that you should probably experience at least once.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.