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Beginning Wednesday, all customers at Walmart stores across the country – including in Yellowknife – will be required to wear a face mask when entering the store. 

The company provided a statement on Aug. 6 saying that regardless of whether there’s a government policy making masks mandatory, all people shopping at the store must wear a face covering to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. 

Yellowknifer reached out to the Yellowknife store for a comment, but an assistant manager declined to address the issue and referred all questions to corporate headquarters in Eastern Canada.

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Simon Whitehouse

Simon Whitehouse came to Yellowknife to work with Northern News Services in 2011. He came from Prince Edward County, Ont., and obtained his journalism education at Algonquin College and the University...

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  1. This seems to be a bit much in Yellowknife. Don’t shop there much anyway, however, will make a point of not shopping at Walmart if I have to wear a mask.