11
Jun
2021
Posted by: In: Bars, Canada, COVID, COVID-19, Ontario, Phase 1, Reopening, Servers, Tourism

Kingston one of five top cities in Ontario hardest hit by pandemic – Kingston

As Ontario enters phase one of its pandemic reopening plan, local business owners say they are struggling to make sure there’s enough staff working in their bars, hotels, and restaurants. “We’ve been drastically affected by the lockdown. Many of our businesses have been completely shuttered. Those that have been…
04
Jun
2021
Posted by: In: Alberta Coronavirus, Alberta health, Alberta politics, Calgary Stampede, Calgary Stampede COVID-19, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Deena Hinshaw, Health, Jason Kenney, Public Health Restrictions

COVID-19: Doctors’ group concerned about Calgary Stampede, major corporate partner won’t take part

It’s normally billed as The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, but with the Calgary Stampede getting the conditional green light to go ahead amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some are concerned the event could become one of the greatest superspreaders of the novel coronavirus that the province has ever…
18
May
2021
Posted by: In: Box Lacrosse, COVID, COVID-19, Lacrosse, Lacrosse Canada, Major Series Lacrosse, Mann Cup, MSL, news, Sports, Western Lacrosse Association, WLA

COVID-19: For second year, MSL and WLA cancel box lacrosse seasons, Mann Cup championship

The ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have prompted both Major Series Lacrosse in Ontario and the Western Lacrosse Association in British Columbia to cancel their respective seasons for the second-straight year. That also means the cancellation of the Mann Cup, the national senior men’s box lacrosse championship that…
14
May
2021
Posted by: In: Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Consumer, Consumer SOS, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Ontario, COVID, COVID-19, COVID-19 grants, COVID-19 Ontario, COVID-19 Ontario small business support grant, Economy, Ontario government, Ontario Small Business Support Grant

Business owner applies twice for Ontario COVID-19 grant with no response, $40K approved after Global News call

Alex Pilepic says he’s the only person in Canada bearing his surname, but he’s not the only small business operator in Ontario frustrated with the process of applying for COVID-19 small business grants. “This is a bloody emergency and the government is taking its sweet time in providing support…
11
May
2021
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Ontario, COVID, COVID-19, covid-19 businesses, COVID-19 Ontario, COVID-19 Ontario businesses, COVID-19 Ontario restrictions, Economy, Health, Ontario businesses, Ontario restrictions, Ontario state of emergency, Ontario Stay-at-home order

Ontario businesses bristle at potential COVID-19 stay-at-home order extension

The light at the end of the tunnel may not be as bright as businesses had been expecting as Ontario’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order, scheduled to expire on May 20, may be extended. The provincewide restrictions have forced businesses, like personal care services and most gymst, to stay closed. Other…
05
May
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Canadians get COVID-19 vaccine in US, Canadians going to US for COVID-19 vaccine, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, get COVID vaccine in US, Health, how to get US COVID vaccine, US Covid-19 Vaccines, World

Canadians flying south for COVID-19 vaccines as U.S. demand for doses falls – National

With COVID-19 vaccine demand declining in the United States, some Canadians facing third-wave lockdowns are flying south to get inoculated, perhaps months earlier than they would be able to at home. Jimmy Simmons, 37, saw friends in their 40s struggling to get a shot in the hard-hit Canadian province…
18
Apr
2021
Posted by: In: Alcohol, Bike, breweries, Canada, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Franchise, pedal pub, Please Drink Responsibly, Saskatchewan Coronavirus, Saskatoon Business, Saskatoon News

1st Pedal Pub in Saskatchewan plans to get rolling in June

The idea to launch the first Pedal Pub in Saskatchewan has been brewing for a while, according to one of the owners. Matana Hannotte said her team got their initial taste of the franchise back on a trip to Nashville, Tenn., in 2018. Read more: E-scooters could hit Saskatoon…
15
Apr
2021
Posted by: In: City of Mississauga, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Mississauga, COVID, COVID-19, COVID-19 Mississauga, Health, Huf Gym, Huf Gym Mississauga, Mississauga Bylaw Enforcement, Mississauga Bylaws, peel regional police

Standoff includes police as Mississauga gym owner reopens despite COVID-19 emergency orders – Toronto

After bylaw officers sat outside for two days watching, Peel Regional Police officers moved in outside a Mississauga gym that opened this week in the face of Ontario laws that prevent fitness facilities from seeing most clients in person. But despite the police presence, the gym remained open and…
12
Apr
2021
Posted by: In: Cambridge news, Canada, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID antigen testing, COVID_19 rapid testing, COVID-19, Health, Kitchener news, Ontario COVID_19 rapid testing project, Ontario governement pilot project, Staysafe COVID-19 Waterloo Region, Waterloo COVID-19 pilot project, Waterloo news, Waterloo Region news

New COVID-19 rapid screening pilot project for small-, medium-sized businesses in Waterloo Region

Upper levels of government are launching a new COVID-19 rapid screening pilot project in Waterloo Region which will offer tests for employees of small- and medium-sized businesses. The province says the StaySafe program will aim to conduct 3,000 rapid antigen point-of-care tests in the area on a weekly basis.…
08
Apr
2021
Posted by: In: Canada Coronavirus, Christian Dube, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Cases, Coronavirus In Canada, coronavirus news, coronavirus update, COVID, COVID-19, covid-19 canada, covid-19 news, Health, private sector vaccination, Quebec vaccination, workplace vaccination

Quebec unveils workplace vaccination sites as province seeks to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Quebec’s private sector has heeded the health minister’s call for help in accelerating the province’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout. Christian Dubé announced Thursday the creation of 13 corporate vaccination hubs in eight administrative regions. “I am very proud of the response we received from Quebec businesses,” Dubé said in a…