By Herald on October 29, 2020.
Coaldale town council re-considered and once again declined to pass a mandatory masking bylaw in that community during Monday’s council meeting.
While acknowledging the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the community, councillors said they were relying on two informal polls done on Facebook and the Chamber of Commerce which suggest a majority of residents in the community would prefer not to have a mandatory face mask covering bylaw at this time. According to the surveys, about 77 per cent of business owners who responded saying the felt the bylaw was unnecessary on the Chamber survey and about 86 per cent of respondents also stated their preference not to have one on a Facebook survey conducted on Coun. Briane Simpson’s page.
Based on this feedback, council voted 6-1 against adopting the masking bylaw at this time.