13
Jan
2021
Posted by: In: Barbara Maly, businesses, Coronavirus, Coronavirus London, covid 19 london, Downtown Businesses, Downtown London, Economy, London coronavirus, London COVID-19, london economy, rhinoactive

Coronavirus: Downtown London unveils free e-commerce solution for core businesses – London

A new initiative spearheaded by Downtown London is looking to make it easier for businesses in the city’s core to sell their wares online during the coronavirus pandemic. The organization says it’s partnered with local firm RhinoActive to develop an online shopping platform that is free for downtown businesses…
29
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Coronavirus, coronavirus news, COVID-19, covid-19 canada, covid-19 news, Economy, Saskatatchewan Coronavirus, Saskatchewan News, saskatoon coronavirus, Saskatoon News, Saskatoon Tourism, Tourism, Tourism Saskatoon, Year in Review

Tourism sector won’t recover until 2024: Tourism Saskatoon CEO – Saskatoon

It will take years for Saskatoon’s tourism industry to recover, according to Stephanie Clovechok. The CEO of Tourism Saskatoon recalled the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic around the time the 2020 Juno Awards were about to be held at SaskTel Centre. Read more: Coronavirus — Saskatoon’s Prairie Lily…
22
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: ", Business, corona virus, Corona Virus Update, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Headlines, Coronavirus Latest News, coronavirus news, coronavirus outbreak, coronavirus pandemic, Coronavirus Today, coronavirus update, COVID-19, Economy, Vaccine For COVID-19, vaccine news, vaccine rollout

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.
21
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Alberta, brz, Business, Chamber Of Commerce, Consumer, Downtown, Economy, Lethbridge, Lethbridge News, Local, news, revitalization, Support Local, Ted Stilson, Tulene Steiestol

Lethbridge Downtown BRZ executive director Ted Stilson retires – Lethbridge

Former executive director of the Lethbridge Downtown Business Revitalization Zone — or BRZ — Ted Stilson is hanging up his hat after more than two decades. “I think the first few years of my employment with the BRZ was most exciting because we were basically starting with a blank…
17
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: BrooksPort, CentrePort, CentrePort Canada, Diane Grey, Economy, InksPort, Inland Port, RM of Rosser, Rosser, Sam Sidhu, Whiteland Developers

New industrial development announced for Manitoba’s CentrePort – Winnipeg

Business is booming at CentrePort Canada, as the inland port has announced another project — a $65-million, 68-acre industrial park built by Whiteland Developers. Industrial space at the new four-building site, dubbed InkSport Business Park, will be ready in late 2021, according to Whiteland president Sam Sidhu. Read more:…
06
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, City of Edmonton, COVID-19, COVID-19 EDMONTON, Economy, edmonton covid-19 economic recovery, edmonton economic recovery, Edmonton economy, Edmonton Online Shopping, Tech, U Of A, University of Alberta, university of alberta school of retailing

U of A students helping Edmonton businesses go digital as part of COVID-19 recovery push – Edmonton

As COVID-19 increases the urge for many to shop online, the University of Alberta has partnered with the City of Edmonton to help local businesses improve their presence on the web. The Making Edmonton Digital program aims to get small businesses that may not have been able to make…
04
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Business, Canada, CFIb, Christmas, Consumer, Coronavirus, coronavirus christmas, Economic recovery, Economy, Gotstyle, Holiday, Miracle, news, Retail, retail shopping, Small Businesses

Coronavirus: Ontario retail businesses banking on some holiday magic

Selling Christmas has never been so hard. With restrictions and lockdowns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses that rely on a little holiday magic are struggling if not shutting down entirely. Read more: Lockdowns ahead of Black Friday a blow to small retailers The Miracle pop-up bar…
27
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…
26
Nov
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Chrystia Freeland, Consumer, Coronavirus, coronavirus canada, coronavirus lockdowns, coronavirus rent subsidy, COVID-19, covid-19 lockdowns, covid-19 rent subsidy, Economy, Health, Politics, rent subsidy

The coronavirus rent subsidy caps how much business chains can get. Is that unfair? – National

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is calling on the government to remove the cap on how much chain restaurants and businesses with multiple locations can receive under the coronavirus rent subsidy. But a business expert says a cap is important and that there are difficult conversations that need to…
09
Nov
2020
Posted by: In: Clearwater, Clearwater Seafoods, Commercial fishery, Economy, Fishing licences, Membertou First Nation, Mi'kmaq, Mi'kmaq coalition, news, Nova Scotia, Premium Brands

Mi’kmaq coalition acquires 50% of Nova Scotia-based seafood giant Clearwater Seafoods – Halifax

As of Monday, 50 per cent of Clearwater Seafood has been acquired by a coalition, which includes Membertou First Nation, their new business partner Premium Brands, and a number of participating Mi’kmaq communities across Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Founded in 1976, Clearwater Seafood is one of North America’s largest…