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Bi-Weekly COVID-19 Update – August 4, 2020

Secrets of Stony Plain Road: Scavenger Challenge

You may have noticed some buzz around social media regarding out Secrets of Stony Plain Road: Scavenger Challenge! Beginning on August 5, at 10 a.m, our newest shop local campaign will test the knowledge of participants on Instagram (stonyplainbroadbia) and Facebook (stonyplainroad). A variety of businesses in the Stony Plain Road & Area have partnered with us to bring fantastic prizes to those who choose to participate in the challenge! Every second day a challenge will be issued and a prize will be drawn for the previous challenge. This will amount to 10 challenge prizes and one grand prize that will be given away on August 24th! 

Keep your eyes on our social media to see what sort of prizes will be up for grabs! Could it be a gift card to your favourite restaurant? A selected item from your local specialty store? Stay tuned! Please feel free to share our contest with your customers, and if your business would like to donate an item to contribute for the grand prize draw, please contact Jane at shoplocal.spr@gmail.com.


Our Executive Director Speaks on Mandatory Mask Bylaw

Our Executive Director, Todd Janes, recently spoke with CBC Edmonton about the new mandatory mask Bylaw in Edmonton. Check it out here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-city-council-covid-19-1.5671230  


City of Edmonton Face Mask Toolkit

On July 19, 2020, City Council passed Bylaw 19408, Temporary Mandatory Face Coverings Bylaw. As a result:

Effective August 1, 2020, wearing a mask or face covering will be mandatory in all indoor public spaces and public vehicles. This applies to the publicity accessible areas of businesses/retail and includes transit, transit centres, LRT platforms and vehicles for hire. 

The City of Edmonton has put together a toolkit to help answer questions that people may have. 

https://www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/documents/COVID19-Face-Covering-Bylaw-External-Tool-Kit.pdf 


Face Masks on SPR 

Beginning August 1, masks will be mandatory in all public buildings and public vehicles in Edmonton.

If you’re looking for a mask on SPR (Stony Plain Road) check out Derks Uniforms Edmonton West location (10120 151 St) or One Stop Biker Shop (10007 167 St). Call ahead to see if there are masks in stock.

In addition to Derks & One Stop Biker shop, the Institute Of Nail Technology is also selling PPE on their website: https://intnails.com/collections/new-products

BeHealthy Pharmacy has face masks in stock as well. They are also providing free masks for those who cannot afford them or, have chronic medical conditions.

Dollarama also carries PPE online at:
https://www.dollarama.com/…/depa…/health-and-beauty/pharmacy

Our two locations at Jasper Gates 15061A Stony Plain Road & 350 Mayfield Common may also have some in stock. Please call to confirm.

If you are an Edmonton business that has struggled through the pandemic and is having trouble purchasing PPE for your business, apply for the Edmonton Economic Recovery Grant here: https://www.edmonton.ca/…/f…/individual-business-grants.aspx

If your business on Stony Plain Road is selling face masks and would like to be featured on our list, please contact communications.spr@gmail.com 


City of Edmonton Patio Program – Update to Include one Tent and A/V

The City has updated the guidelines for the Temporary Outdoor Patios, Sidewalk Cafes and Retail Space to address two common requests. Generally speaking, the following are now permitted under the Temporary Outdoor Patio Guidelines:

– One small tent or canopy per patio

– Audio-visual equipment will also be permitted, with the addition of a noise mitigation plan. 

The updated guidelines include descriptions of what is permitted, for instance the size and materials of the tent and the placement of audio-visual equipment. Guidelines are found here.

Being a good neighbour – Noise Mitigation

The temporary patio program is based on mutual trust, respect, and accountability between businesses, the City, and the public. We are asking businesses who will be using audio-visual equipment (ex. TVs, speakers) on their temporary patios to provide a noise mitigation plan. This will explain exactly how they will be keeping noise to a minimum and being a good neighbour. Noise mitigation plan should answer the following questions: 

– How will sound be managed at the location? Who will be responsible for noise levels?  For example: security staff or a manager on site will conduct periodic walkthroughs of the patio to assess noise levels, and if necessary, remind patrons to keep noise to a minimum.

– How late into the evening will it remain open? How many speakers are present, and where are they located? Consider your patio hours of operation and how the noise levels will comply with the Community Standards Bylaw 14600, specifically Sections 14, & 19-22. Are patio hours different from the venue (does the patio close at 10 pm and can patrons move indoors?)

– How are you ensuring that your speakers will not interfere with neighbours or traffic? For example, set TV volume to a consistent level, and keep in mind that the volume should be turned down in the evening after 10pm. Speakers and TVs should face inwards, and away from the adjacent roadway.

– How will noise be managed outside the venue and who is responsible to ensure that noise from the venue does not disrupt surrounding properties? For instance, It is a good idea to touch base with neighbours to let them know what will be occurring and if there are concerns to chat with the managers. 

You can send your noise mitigation plan to businessinfo@edmonton.ca, and include your name and your business name. We will not be reviewing or approving these plans, but will keep them on file should any complaints be made.


Weekly COVID-19 Update – April 28, 2020

How Ocean Odyssey Inland Stays Afloat During COVID-19 

For Ocean Odyssey Inland, located at 10019 167St NW, the stormy seas of a pandemic has not gone unnoticed. The store has been in the Stony Plain Road Area for over 15 years. Patricia Batten founded Ocean Odyssey Inland in 2001, after meeting Steve Bligh, Captain of the Ocean Odyssey Fishing Vessel. Steve expressed his difficulty in getting his troll-caught BC salmon onto the plates of Canadians. Batten, always on the lookout for a good idea, seized the opportunity to sell quality wild salmon to Edmontonians. Thus, Ocean Odyssey Inland was born! 

Flashforward to 2020, General Manager Daniel Letourneau, shares Batten’s passion for Ocean Odyssey Inland. Letourneau, a chef by trade, spent his youth fishing walleye in Northern Ontario. When he moved to Edmonton he was introduced to Batten through a mutual friend, and there he found a business owner that was like-minded. Letourneau brought his food knowledge and love of fishing to Ocean Odyssey Inland and its growing customer base! 

Despite the recent societal shift that came with COVID-19, Ocean Odyssey Inland have maintained strong retail sales and have found ways to add value to their customer’s shopping experience. 


“We have adapted by pooling our collective ingenuity to keep our customers safe, while providing quality fish and seafood to our community,” states Letourneau, “It hasn’t been easy, but we are committed to serving as best we can.”

A few ways Ocean Odyssey Inland has adapted to COVID-19 includes: 

  • Offering free styrofoam coolers and ice packs for anyone needing to keep their products cold during transportation. 
  • Offering surface sanitizer for $2/each, and donating $1 of each sanitizer purchased to the Edmonton Food Bank.
  • Developing a robust cleaning/sanitizing regimen to ensure the safety of their customers.
  • Only allowing 3 customers in the store at any given time. 
  • Offering curbside pickup for anyone wanting to maintain social distancing. 
  • Launching home delivery for immunity-compromised customers and travellers self-isolating upon re-entry into the Country. 

“It’s easy to remain positive when everything is going well, it’s another matter entirely when you experience turbulence when COVID-19 became a reality in Edmonton,” states Letourneau. 

Ocean Odyssey Inland has managed to stay positive by keeping things light in the shop. They have been sharing food, taking on creative projects, and contributing a little differently to the success of the shop. And while there are moments of doubt, Letourneau tells us that he has a wonderful team to remind him that we are all in this together! 

Letourneau left us with this statement, 

“Supporting local businesses during this difficult time will ensure the long-term health of individual residents, and the communities they serve. It’s literally an act of love.”

Ocean Odyssey Inland is open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To see products available, you can visit their website here. To place an order, the store can be contacted at 780.930.1901.


Canada Post 

Businesses that continue to receive mail but would like Canada Post to start holding their mail can sign up for the service here. The sign up fee will be refunded. Any Hold Mail services purchased online since late March will be refunded. 

Canada Post is also offering free Mail Forwarding services. Businesses can sign up here


Dealing with Pandemic Litter in Edmonton

The City is providing Capital City Clean Up Kits to grocery stores and pharmacies across Edmonton in response to an increase of personal equipment (PPE) litter in recent weeks. 

The kits include: 

– a litter grabber

– gloves

– garbage bags

– other resources to help business owners

Businesses are encouraged to place garbage bins outside store exits and in parking lots to help limit litter in these areas. As PPE is not recyclable, Edmontonians can do their part by putting any gloves and masks in the garbage bins provided. 


Let People Know You’re Open! 

If you are a business that is open right now, but are finding it hard letting your customers know that you are available for delivery or curbside pickup, there are a number of directories circulating that can help you out! Some of these sites encourage Edmontonians to support your business through initiatives and others simply disclose how you are accommodating customers at this time!

Things That Are Open

Backing Locals 

CTV News – Support YEG 

Here for Good


Business Link – Blog 

In past Weekly COVID-19 Updates, we have talked about Business Link and how they can provide support for businesses directly. However, another great resource that Business Link is providing is their blog. Here you will find posts such as:


Negotiating Rental Assistance for Tenants
 
Five Steps to Manage your Cash Flow During a Crisis

Visit their blog here


311 and Business Support

The City of Edmonton’s 311 service is available for citizens seeking information about COVID-19 requirements.

The City has also launched a one-on-one support service for YEG business owners. You can email businessinfo@edmonton.ca with questions related to your business and COVID19. 

Additional information for businesses can be found here.


Kids on Track is Seeking a Photocopier

Kids on Track is on the lookout for a good, used photocopier that a business or person would be willing to donate. They are not looking for a printer, but rather just a photocopier that can handle large volumes would be ideal. 

If you have a lead on a photocopier for Kids on Track, please contact communications.spr@gmail.com and we will put you in touch! Thank you in advance! 


Stay Tuned for Rent Support Updates

In the upcoming week or so, there should be updated information about Rent Supports. As soon as we know details we will be sharing with our Stony Plain Road & Area business members. If you are not following us already, please follow us on social media to stay up to date with the latest information for your business. 

Facebook: @StonyPlainRoad

Twitter: @StonyPlainRoad

Instagram: @StonyPlainRoadBIA


Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy would cover 75% of an employee’s wages, up to $847 per week, for employers of all sizes and across all sectors who have suffered a drop in gross revenues of at least 15% in March, and 30% in April and May. 

The program would be in place for a 12-week period, from March 15, to June 16, 2020. 

The Federal Government is also proposing that employers eligible for the CEWS be entitled to receive a 100% refund for certain employer contributions for Employment Insurance, and the Canada Pension Plan, paid in respect of employees who are on leave without pay. 

You can find more information on CEWS here.


The Canada Emergency Business Account

The Canada Emergency Business Account provides interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits to help cover operating costs during periods when revenues have been temporarily reduced. 

To qualify, organizations must demonstrate they paid between $20,000 to $1.5 million in total payroll in 2019. Previously, the interest-free loan was for those with payrolls worth between $50,000 and $1 million.

Business owners can apply through banks and credit unions.


Jasper Place Transit Centre Reopens!

Have you heard the news that the Jasper Place Transit Centre has reopened? The transit centre reopened on April 9, 2020.

You can read more about the long awaited reopening here


Which Stony Plain Road & Area restaurants are open for take-out and delivery?

Stony Plain Road & Area Restaurant Update 

Please see the following information on the restaurants that are part of our BIA. Some restaurants may be temporarily closed. Please pay attention to a restaurant’s hours of operation before placing an order. 


Astros Restaurant – 10038 167 Street NW T5P 3W4

Take-out: 780.484.6707

Delivery: SkiptheDishes & DoorDash

Website/Menu:
https://www.skipthedishes.com/astros-restaurant



A & W – 220 Mayfield Common NW

Pickup Orders: Drive-Thru

Delivery: Skipthedishes

Website/Menu:

https://web.aw.ca/en/home


Badass Jack’s Subs & Wraps – 10005 170 Street NW

Delivery: Skip the Dishes

Website/Menu:
https://www.skipthedishes.com/badass-jacks-170th-street-northwest


Ban Thai – 15726 100 Avenue NW T5P 0L1

Pickup Orders: 780.449.9345

Delivery: Skip the Dishes 

Website/Menu: https://www.bangkokkitchenthai.ca/


Best Donair – 15043 Stony Plain Road NW 

Delivery: Uber Eats & DoorDash

Website/Menu:
https://www.doordash.com/store/best-donair-edmonton-172805/en-AU


Booster Juice – 100 Mayfield Common NW

Pickup: 780.484.5951

Delivery: Skip the Dishes 

Website/Menu:
https://www.boosterjuice.com/


Boston Pizza – 180 Mayfield Common NW T5P 4B3

Delivery/Pickup: 780.429.9999

Order via website: https://bostonpizza.com/en/index.html

* Curb-side pickup available, free delivery or 15% off take-out orders 


Brado’s Pizza – 15648 Stony Plain Road NW T5P 3Z4

Take-out and delivery: 780.483.1736

Free delivery on orders over $15

Menu: https://bradospizza.ca/


Bucas & Pastas – 16516 100 Avenue NW T5P 4Y2

TEMPORARILY CLOSED 


Café Rista – 14213 103 Avenue NW T5N 3Y6

TEMPORARILY CLOSED 


Carl’s Jr. – 10041 171 Street NW 

Pickup: Drive Thru 

Delivery: Skip the Dishes 

Website/Menu:
https://www.carlsjr.com/


Chicago Pizza Deep Dish (West End Location) – 16203 Stony Plain Road 

Pickup & Delivery: 780.413.8866

Website/Menu: http://cddp.ca/


Chopped Leaf – 114 Mayfield Common NW T5P 4B3

TEMPORARILY CLOSED



Dairy Queen – 10018 156 St NW

Pickup: Drive Thru 

Website/Menu:
https://www.dairyqueen.com/ca-en/Menu/Food/


Dominos Pizza – 10015 170 St NW 

Contactless Delivery & Take-out: 780.496.9606 or
https://www.dominos.ca/en/


Earls – 9961 170th Street 

Take-out: 780.481.2222

Delivery: Skipthedishes 

Website/Menu: https://earls.ca/

*20% off your order for take-out

*30% off food for healthcare workers and first responders, available for take-out only, and excluded from 20% off your take-out order.


Guru Restaurant – 17021 100 Avenue NW T5S 1T9

Delivery & Take-out: 780.399.8210

Website/Menu: http://gururestaurant.com/westend/ 

*Free delivery in the Edmonton area and 10% off take-out orders. Visit their Instagram page (@guru_restaurant) to see their Lock it Down Menu, available until April 30 for pick-up only.


Hap’s Hungry House – 16060 Stony Plain Road NW T5P 3Z9

TEMPORARILY CLOSED



Hollywood Pizza & Donair – 10012 156 St NW

TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL MAY 1, 2020


Il Forno – 14981 Stony Plain Road NW T5P 4W1

TEMPORARILY CLOSED 


Island Café & Bistro – 9923 170 Street NW T5P 4S2

Take-out: 780.481.0884

Delivery: SkiptheDishes 

Website/Menu: https://www.islandcafebistro.com/

* Closed Mondays 


Joey Restaurant – 130 Mayfield Common NW T5P 4B3

Curb-side pick-up: 780.487.8060

Delivery: Doordash 

Website/Menu: https://joeyrestaurants.com/


Kazoku Ramen – 16518 100 Avenue NW T5P 4Y2

TEMPORARILY CLOSED 


Lava Rock Grill & Sushi – 110 Mayfield Common NW T5P 4B3

Take-out: 780.760.1210

Delivery: Uber Eats 

Website/Menu: https://www.facebook.com/LAVArockYEG/



Little Caesars Pizza – 15045 Stony Plain Road NW

No Contact Delivery & Pick-up: 780.487.0900 or
https://littlecaesars.ca/en-ca/ or SkiptheDishes


Little Village – A Tiny Greek Kitchen – 14816 Stony Plain Road NW T5N 3S5

Take-out: Call or text 780.719.6424 

Website/Menu: http://littlevillagecatering.ca/


Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters – 358 Mayfield Common NW

Delivery: SkiptheDishes 

Website/Menu:
https://marybrowns.com/



Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken & Taters – 14969 Stony Plain Road NW

Delivery: SkiptheDishes 

Website/Menu:
https://marybrowns.com/



Mcdonalds -16725 Stony Plain Road NW

Pick-up: Drive Thru

Delivery: DoorDash, SkiptheDishes,
https://www.mcdonalds.com/ca/en-ca.html


Mom’s Donair – 16209 Stony Plain Road NW

TEMPORARILY CLOSED


Mucho Burrito – 184 Mayfield Common NW  T5P 4B3

Delivery: SkiptheDishes, Uber Eats, Doordash

Website/Menu: https://muchoburrito.com/


Olive Garden – 10121 171 Street NW T5S 1S6

Take-out: Order online on their website or call 780.484.0700

Website/Menu: https://www.olivegarden.com/home


Only the Good Stuff – 15135 Stony Plain Road NW T5P 3Y2

Delivery & Take-out: 780.930.1789

Website/Menu: https://www.facebook.com/OGSYEG/


Oodle Noodle – 10009 170 Street NW 

Delivery: SkiptheDishes

Website/Menu:
https://www.oodlenoodle.ca/


OPA Souvlaki – 17008 100 Avenue NW T5S 2E7

Take-out: 780.443.1242

Delivery: SkiptheDishes

Website/Menu: https://opasouvlaki.ca/


Papa John’s Pizza – 14818 Stony Plain Road NW 

Contactless Delivery & Pick-up: 780.488.7272 or
http://www.papajohns.ca/


Pho Binh Vietnamese Restaurant – 15055 Stony Plain Road NW T5P 4W1

Take-out: 780.444.7841

Delivery: SkiptheDishes 

Website/Menu: https://www.pho-binh.com/



Pizza 73 – 14728 Stony Plain Road NW 

Contactless Delivery & Pick-up: 780.473.7373 or SkiptheDishes or
https://www.pizza73.com/Pizza73M/order/#menu


Press’d Sandwiches – 10008 170 Street NW 

Pick-up: 780.540.4028

Delivery: SkiptheDishes

Website/Menu:
https://pressdsandwiches.ca/


Queen Donair Subs & Burgers – 10068 156 Street NW 

Delivery: SkiptheDishes, DoorDash, Foodora 

Website/Menu:
https://www.skipthedishes.com/queen-donair-156


Red Lobster – 10111 171 Street NW T5S 1S6

TEMPORARILY CLOSED


Ricky’s All Day Grill – 9917 170 Street NW T5P 4S2

TEMPORARILY CLOSED 



Second Cup – 222 Mayfield Common NW 

Pick-up: Drive-Thru

Delivery: SkiptheDishes

Website/Menu:
https://secondcup.com/location/mayfield-common


Subway – 15053 Stony Plain Road NW

Delivery: SkiptheDishes, Uber Eats, DoorDash

Website/ Menu:
https://www.subway.com/en-CA


Subway – 10066 163 St. NW

Delivery: SkiptheDishes, Uber Eats, DoorDash

Website/ Menu:
https://www.subway.com/en-CA


Sushi Garden Japanese Restaurant – 10401 Mayfield Road NW T5P 4C8

TEMPORARILY CLOSED



TacoTime – 228 Mayfield Common NW

Delivery: SkiptheDishes

Website/Menu:
http://www.tacotimecanada.com/menu-and-nutrition


Tasty Tomato Italian Eatery Inc. – 14233 Stony Plain Road NW T5N 3R4

TEMPORARILY CLOSED


Tim Hortons – 16012 100A Avenue NW

Pick-up: Drive-Thru

Delivery: SkiptheDishes 

Website/Menu:
https://www.timhortons.ca/


Tim Hortons – 10221 170 St. NW

Pick-up: Drive-Thru

Delivery: SkiptheDishes 

Website/Menu:
https://www.timhortons.ca/


*If your Stony Plain Road & Area restaurant is missing or the information listed is no longer correct, please contact communications.spr@gmail.com

What is thingsthatareopen.com and how can it benefit my business?

During this uncertain time, Edmontonians are seeking out ways to support their local businesses. That’s where thingsthatareopen.com comes in. ‘Things that are open,’ is a site managed by Lift Interactive Digital Marketing. The goal of the site is to build a central hub where users will find information on local businesses and services that are serving the community throughout the COVID-19 crisis. 

At ‘Things that are open,’ businesses and organizations will communicate the innovative steps they are taking to stay afloat during this crisis. 

Please Note: All businesses within the site must confirm that they are following necessary, mandated precautions to flatten the curve before their page is made live. 

Businesses are asked to include a hi-res image, if available, (no larger than 3000px by 3000px) along with pertinent information surrounding any changes such as updated operational hours, and serving customers. 

Though this site, your business will gain exposure and traffic as Edmontonians seek out various services that are still open during this time. To register your business on thingsthatareopen.com,
click here

Below you can find images to share on social media to raise awareness about this service. 

How Can You Still Support Local While Social Distancing?

We all know to support local YEG businesses in our day to day lives, but with COVID-19 affecting everything we do, how can we keep safe and still support our local businesses? Here are 9 suggestions on how to continue supporting local during COVID-19.

1. Pick up meals to freeze from your favourite restaurant. Freezing meals for a later date is both practical and supportive! This is especially important if you find you and your family in self-isolation. Just open up the freezer and pop your meal in the microwave or oven for a quick meal!

2. Order local meals from small mom and pop shops via Skip the Dishes or Uber Eats. It doesn’t matter what your choice of food delivery apps are, ordering meals to your home is an easy way to not leave your house and still support those restaurants who would otherwise lose your business! There are also non-contact options through the apps where you can have your driver drop your meal off on a front doorstep instead of handing it to your directly.

3. Tip well. If you are healthy enough to do so, and you are eating out at a restaurant, or even if you are ordering delivery, make sure you tip your servers and drivers well! Your tip will go a long way for everyone involved!

4. Purchase gift cards to use later. By purchasing gift cards to your local shops and restaurants now, you are helping them to stay afloat and investing in yourself for a later date.

5. Stock up on entertainment. If you will be spending extended time at home, you may find yourself bored. Stop by your local bookstore, comic bookstore or game store and stock up on your favourite activity! Like to sew or knit? Now’s the time to start that new project. Is painting your thing? Grab your supplies from a local art shop. Even if you haven’t tried a hobby before, what better time to try something new?

6. Give back with your words. With free time on your hands, this would be a great time to support local by leaving reviews for your favourite local establishments around Edmonton. Whether its google reviews, yelp or Facebook, reviews can make or break a business. Writing a review can take 5 minutes but will have a huge impact!

7. Send a note. Similar to leaving reviews, another way to really show YEG businesses your support is to send them a note! Now, if snail mail isn’t your style, message your favourite shop or restaurant on Facebook or Instagram, tweet at them. Show them that you care and that you appreciate their business. Spread kindness and optimism!

8. Shop online or call over the phone. It seems like most shopping nowadays is done online, but instead of Amazon being your go to online retailer, check and see if any local retailers are selling your item of interest online. Many local businesses have online shops where you can buy goods without even leaving your own bed! Alternatively, some businesses are also taking orders over the phone for pickup or delivery, so reach out and see if this is something a local business can accommodate for you!

9. Sick? Stay home! Service industry professionals don’t really have the ability to work from home. If you are presenting flu-like symptoms, have been in contact with someone with the virus, or have been outside of the country in the last 14 days, please take appropriate precautions.