24
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: 3M Harvest Lunch, Canada, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Harvest Lunch, United Way, United Way Elgin Middlesex, Virtual campaign

United Way’s Harvest Lunch feeds local families with virtual campaign – London

The United Way Elgin Middlesex 3M Harvest Lunch is trading in the ground floor of Budweiser Gardens this year for a virtual campaign. As with many other big events, this year Harvest Lunch organizers have had to adapt their large gathering due to the novel coronavirus. To help those…
15
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: binh's nail salon, Canada, Case Count, Coronavirus, Covid19, Eastern Ontario, Health, Kingston, Kingston Covid Cases, kingston ontario, Money, Nail Salon, Pandemic, Virus

‘I apologize to the community’: Kingston nail salon owner speaks out after COVID-19 outbreak

It’s been nearly three months since Kingston, Ont., saw its largest COVID-19 outbreak. Thirty-seven cases were linked to several local nail salons. Of that number, 33 were connected to Binh’s nail salon, according to KFL&A Public Health. The owner of the nail salon, Binh Nguyen, sat down with Global…
08
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: Bar Italia, Canada, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Fall, Food, patio, PUB, Restaraunts, Season, Silver Heights, Winnipeg patios, Winnipeg Restaurants

‘Sales will be down for sure’: Winnipeg bars brace for end of patio season – Winnipeg

Winnipeg restaurants have been through the wringer over the last few months, but the worst might be yet to come. Cool weather over the long weekend set the scene for empty patios across the city following a busy summer for outdoor seating areas. Many restaurants are already seeing dips…
06
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: Bison, Canada, Consumer, Coronavirus, COVID-19, dance performances, Playground, Renovations, Reopening, Restaurant, Trails, Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Wanuskewin Heritage Park reopens after being temporarily closed for roughly 6 months – Saskatoon

The parking lot at Wanuskewin Hertitage Park featured visitors in it for the first time since March. The park temporarily closed its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic and renovations. The renos are part of a $40 million project that is nearly complete. Upgrades include those to inside the…
03
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: Alberta economy, Alberta Small Business, Calgary small business, Canada, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, CFIb, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Economy, edmonton small business, Federal Small Business Programs, news, Nicks Steakhouse, Rent Relief Small Business

Low sales, fewer customers creating dire situation for Alberta small businesses: CFIB ​

A newly released survey from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business shows Alberta small businesses remain tough as the province enters its sixth month of COVID-19 infections. The survey, conducted on Aug. 27, attributed fewer customers and lower sales as the root causes of a slower recovery for Alberta’s…
02
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Canada Coronavirus, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Cases, Coronavirus In Canada, coronavirus news, coronavirus update, COVID-19, covid-19 canada, covid-19 news, Project Montreal, Valerie Plante

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante calls for provincial, federal help to rebuild from COVID-19 – Montreal

Valérie Plante is approaching the start of her fourth year in office as mayor of Montreal in circumstances dramatically different from when she marked the start to her third. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the economic crisis that has come with it, has completely upended life as we knew it…
27
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Economy, Money, ottawa board of trade, Ottawa Business, Ottawa business confidence, Ottawa business growth, Ottawa Coronavirus, Ottawa COVID-19, Ottawa economy, pandemic economy, Sueling Ching

COVID-19 pandemic devastated Ottawa business confidence: survey – Ottawa

Ottawa business leaders who were previously high on the city’s economic potential had their expectations devastated by the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest annual survey tracking business confidence in the nation’s capital. The Welch LLP Ottawa Business Growth Survey (OBGS) is a collaboration between the accounting firm and…
12
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Economy, Local Business, Montreal, montreal coronavirus, Montreal Merchants, news, Plaza Saint-Hubert, Saint-Hubert Plaza, Shop local, St Hubert

Plaza Saint-Hubert merchants feel supported while dealing with construction, coronavirus woes – Montreal

It’s a challenge being a merchant in the Plaza Saint-Hubert and not just due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Little Italy shopping destination on St-Hubert Street is part of a $50-million construction project put in place by the city back in 2018. “It is a blessing in disguise,” said Véronique…
08
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Coronavirus, Coronavirus economy, Coronavirus In Canada, coronavirus quebec, COVID-19, Desjardins, Economy, Health, Pointe-Claire Village Commercial Association, Quebec City, Quebec Shop Local

Coronavirus: Shop local campaigns aim to inject millions of dollars into Quebec economy – Montreal

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many local and independent businesses are struggling to survive. To help, campaigns are emerging across the province, urging Quebecers to buy local in an effort to increase business. Read more: Coronavirus: Dorval launches campaign aiming to boost local business In Canada, 63 per cent of businesses…
07
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: bars covid, Canada, Coronavirus, Covid Restaurants, COVID-19, Montreal restaurants, news, old montreal restaurants, Pandemic, pandemic restaurants, restaurants bars coronavirus

Montreal restaurants struggling to survive in COVID-19 era – Montreal

After nine years running his popular Old Montreal lunch spot Pave Lunch Experts, owner Matthew Schnarch made the difficult decision to close his doors, blaming the COVID-19 pandemic for ruining his business. “It’s really sad. I think in the future, places like mine, the small, local … shop, they will…