On October 17th, the day weed was legalized in Canada, a nine-year-old girl from Edmonton, Alberta sure knew how to be a savvy entrepreneur. Elina Childs sold Girl Guide cookie boxes outside of a legal cannabis retail store in Edmonton and it wasn't long before she had sold out completely.
The girl sold out in just 45 minutes and was able to make $120 dollars from 30 boxes, according to CBC News. The young girl pulled up with a wagon full of Girl Guides boxes to sell outside of weed retail shop Nova Cannabis, and in less than an hour, walked away with over $100. If that isn't considered business savvy, we don't know what is.
She walked up and down the lineup as well and people sure were stoked about it, according to CTV News. Her father, Seann Childs, was with her and he said the whole thing was well received. We're not surprised about that, cause those post-weed munchies can be real.
"People thought it was awesome. There were people telling her she was doing a great thing, that it was very innovative. There were cars stopping on the street to buy cookies from her," said Childs, her father. "It was really something else. I'd never seen anything quite like that."
An Alberta wildfire is burning through Tomahawk, a hamlet just west of Edmonton. At 12:38 a.m. on Friday, May 7, Parkland County issued a mandatory evacuation order for all residents between Highway 22 and Range Road 63, and between Township Road 510 and 524.
Everyone is being told to leave their homes immediately and bring their pets.
"This is a very exciting day for Alberta and it arrives right when we need it the most," said Kenney in an emailed press statement. "We are battling an extremely aggressive third wave of COVID-19 and we know that vaccines are our best weapon against it. By opening bookings to everybody over 12 years of age, we are taking a huge step towards stopping the spike and hopefully putting this pandemic behind us for good."
All Albertans who are born in 1991 or before can start booking their vaccinations on Thursday, May 6, with the addition of those born from 2009 to 1992 coming up the following Monday.
Everyone who is eligible can book their mRNA vaccine, which the CDC says are the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, through Alberta Health Service's website, or by calling 811. Vaccination appointments can also be booked through participating local pharmacies, which Albertans can find through Alberta Blue Cross.
On Tuesday, May 4, Premier Jason Kenney announced several new restrictions that will be implemented throughout the coming days, but one of the newest rules announced will include the 10-day shut-down of non-essential Alberta businesses that have a COVID-19 outbreak at their workplace.
For those who will still be going into work after the new measures are put into place and wondering "what is a COVID-19 outbreak in Alberta?" the Alberta Government says it is when there has been "transmission of 3 or more cases" at any workplace except those that are considered essential services.
Other restrictions that Premier Kenney put into place will include the shut-down of any and all services that fall under the personal or wellness umbrellas, like hair and nail salons, for three weeks starting Monday, May 9. This will also include patio dining at restaurants.
All retail services will still be open but will be running at a 10% capacity or with a minimum cap of five people.