Bi-Weekly COVID-19 Update – August 18, 2020

Stony Plain Road & Area Business Improvement Area (SPRBIA) is seeking new Board members for the 2021 year.

Stony Plain Road & Area BIA was established in 2005 and focuses on the beautification and marketing of the area. We work to develop and coordinate marketing, promotions, special events, street beautification, safety and security, and place making all through the lens of economic development. We serve as a united voice for businesses in Edmonton’s west end along the Stony Plain Road corridor. As a not-for-profit organization, the BIA is funded entirely by commercial property owners and businesses through a BIA tax levy.

The SPRBIA Board of Directors actively works to build a unique, diverse and resilient local economy along Stony Plain Road between 140 to 170 Street. In 2019, a new Executive Director was hired and the Board embarked upon a branding exercise to reflect our authentic and evolving business district. The Board is seeking individuals to be part of the economic development, community-building, and place-branding done on behalf of and for businesses in Edmonton’s west end. 

Business leaders with interest, experience, and skills in governance, planning, and urban development are encouraged to apply for the Board of Directors. This is a volunteer position and Board Members are not financially compensated. The Board meets ten times annually for about 20 hours a year for meetings and  preparation time. Board members serve a one year term with the possibility of renewal. Owning or working for a member organization with the SPRBIA catchment is required.

Please reach out to the SPRBIA at with your expression of interest to serve on the Board no later than 04 September 2020. 

The SPRBIA membership can elect up to 15 Directors for those who meet the expectations of the role and responsibilities. Board Members can be property owners, business tenants, or an authorized representative of an SPRBIA member. All candidates are required to meet with a member of the Executive Committee and the SPRBIA Executive Director as well as complete a nomination package to be eligible for election.

Questions: Contact our Executive Director, Todd Janes at 780-477-5169.

Utilities Consumer Advocate, Service Alberta 

The Utilities Consumer Advocate page that is a division of the Government of Alberta has reached out to us, to let you know about some business resources. 

Business Utilities Payment Options

Free Mediation Help to Resolve the Issues with Utility Providers 

Free Utility Cost Comparison Online Tool 

Small Business Utility Tools 

Keeping People Safe in Your Place of Business

Here are some tips from the Government of Alberta on keeping people safe as a business.

Conduct a hazard assessment to identify existing any potential hazards related to COVID-19. 

Hazard Assessment

Use Health Canada approved hard surface disinfectants and hand sanitizers for use against COVID-19 (search products by DIN number) 

Canada Approved Disinfectants  

Canada Approved Hand Sanitizers

Here is a resource to identify businesses selling and buying personal protective equipment (PPE). 

Organizations Buying and Selling PPE

COVID-19 Cases On the Rise in Edmonton

If you have symptoms of known exposure to COVID-19, you must stay home and book your test with AHS. 

Book a testing appointment online with the AHS assessment tool or call Health Link: 811. 

Online Assessment 

Visit a Participating Pharmacy

Pharmacies can now choose to provide testing to people who have no symptoms and no known exposure to COVID-19. 

Contact a participating pharmacy to arrange a test. To see if your local pharmacy offers testing, visit Alberta Blue Cross. 

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