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Dec
2020
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Ottawa restaurateur calls Ontario lockdowns a ‘kick in the gut’

Sarah Chown, managing partner of Ottawa’s Metropolitan Brasserie, tells Global News that the Ontario government’s decision to include the nation’s capital in its provincewide lockdown is unfair to restaurant owners heading into the normally busy holiday season.
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Nov
2020
Posted by: In: Blogs, Canada, Commentary, Coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, Covid19, covid19 closures, covid19 lockdown, Economy, Pandemic, Pandemic Impact, Roy Green, Small Businesses, struggling businesses

Roy Green: COVID-19 exacting excruciating pain on small business owners and workers – National

I will not soon forget the on-air call from the 73-year-old Calgary garage owner.  We were speaking with small business operators nationally about survival amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — the survival of their now-under-threat, often multi-decade enterprises. We’re all familiar with the cliché “living the dream.” Now, while…
02
Oct
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, Durham, durham region, Economy, Lifestyle, Local business owner selling virtual vacations, news, Travel specialist shift gears to sell virtual vacation, Virtual vacation experience

Durham travel specialist offering virtual, interactive, live vacation experience

A local travel specialist is looking to innovate while most people are still avoiding flying. She’s doing so by launching a live virtual travel experience, with the hopes of giving tourists a look at the Caribbean. “Even though I can’t put planes back in the sky, I can bring…
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Jul
2020
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Scott Thompson: Will U.S. voters forgive Donald Trump’s flip-flops on pandemic, mask use? – Hamilton

U.S. President Donald Trump is facing the biggest test of his popularity to date. After calling COVID-19 a hoax and denouncing mask use since the beginning of the pandemic, Trump — months later — has finally admitted the seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak and is now endorsing wearing a mask.…