To all our patrons and musicians:
November 12th 2020 the province enacted new Covid-19 prevention measures that affect our industry.   Unfortunately they have deemed it necessary to end liquor service at 10:00 pm and our venue must be empty by 11:00 pm.   In order to accommodate these measures we have modified our hours of operation as follows: All evening shows will now start at 6:00 pm and end at 10:00 pm.   We have subsequently had to cancel all happy hour shows but still do our Friday lunchtime show.   Our afternoon jams on the weekend have been pushed forward to start at 1:00 pm.   We still have limited capacity, so come down early and enjoy our new breakfast fare available only on weekends.
Personally we here at the Blues Can feel these measures are misguided as after 18 weeks and over 225 shows since we returned from our last lockdown without a single case of Covid transmission coming from any live music venue that we have heard of this is nothing but a knee jerk reaction from our provincial government to appear pro-active to the public and possibly the federal Liberals.   Of course the casinos have to also stop liquor service at 10:00 pm but can remain open 24 hours a day.   Is drinking past 10:00 pm cause a person to become more susceptible to Covid-19? No evidence has been offered in this province or any others that these sort of curfews do any good at all.
The government needs to either sacrifice our economy and own it or identify where the infections are coming from and surgically eliminate the problems.   So far all we have seen is a government flailing in ignorance attempting to hoodwink the public into appearing in control of an impossible to control situation.   I had been proud of our provincial government while they stood up against the grain of the other provinces and a population given very little information with much of it factually questionable.   It's a shame that had to end.
We will continue to offer up what we can, when we can.   That is our commitment to you.   We do ask, in return, that our patrons continue to support all live music offerings available in our city.   The hospitality and arts industries are on the ropes, gasping, and the musicians are particularily hard hit.   Please help where you can.