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COVID-19 Update: Restrictions on kids’ sports, restaurants, indoor fitness to be eased Feb. 8



a person standing in front of a bar: Karen Gott, assistant general manager of Trolley 5 Restaurant and Brewery in Calgary, raises a glass Friday after the province announced it will allow in-person dining on Feb. 8, 2021.


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Karen Gott, assistant general manager of Trolley 5 Restaurant and Brewery in Calgary, raises a glass Friday after the province announced it will allow in-person dining on Feb. 8, 2021.

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graphical user interface, company name:  Numbers reported by Alberta Health on Friday, Jan. 29.


Numbers reported by Alberta Health on Friday, Jan. 29.

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Covid-19 exercise masks to be sold by French sports brand

Face masks for exercise are set to go on sale in France from February 15, with two models available for running and winter sports. 

Sports brand Salomon which created the masks, after 8 months of development, say they will allow people to exercise at intense levels without risk, as the material used uses top level filtration technology. 

It said the mask fulfils “the health certification criteria linked to air flow, and the expulsion of Co2 produced by the athletes’ breathing.” 

The World Health Organisation has previously advised against wearing masks during exercise, due to the risk of reduced breathing capacity.

Initially the masks are being aimed at high-level athletes, who need to continue training while remaining protected from Covid-19. Around 10,000 masks will be produced each month, with models retailing at €18. 

Guillaume Meyzenc, a vice-president at Salomon, said they thought the ski lifts would be open this winter and

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Sports Take: Golf is thriving, even with COVID-19

Rickie Fowler hits from the second tee of the South Course during the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

By Jarrod Leicher | Reporter

I always say, “Golf is only boring if you make it boring.”

Golf is a sport that is quite special. It is one of the few sports that anyone at any age can play, there are very few rules that a causal player has to follow and the odds are someone you know plays or has played.

When I was in high school, my friends would make fun of me for playing golf, but then I finally convinced them to actually go to the course with me, and they fell in love with it. We began going out every Saturday to play 18 holes. As a bored teenager, golf

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Florida at LSU Men’s Basketball Matchup Postponed Due to COVID-19

The matchup between the Florida Gators men’s basketball team against the LSU Tigers originally scheduled for Feb. 6 has officially been postponed, the university and the SEC released in a statement today.

The reasoning for the postponement was due to a combination of positive COVID-19 tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Florida basketball program. 

Below is a full statement released by the SEC regarding the matchup’s postponement:

The Florida at LSU men’s basketball game of February 6 has been postponed due to a combination of positive tests, contact tracing and subsequent quarantining of individuals within the Florida basketball program, consistent with Southeastern Conference COVID-19 management requirements. A make-up date has not been determined at this time.

The Florida men’s basketball program is currently 10-5 (6-4), and are just coming off of a 72-66 loss against South Carolina. The loss would snap a four-game winning streak, including

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