06
Jul
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Cannabis, COVID-19, Economy, Health, Kingston, Lifestyle, Local Business, Money, news, Pandemic, Sales, Store

Kingston, Ont. cannabis store tops sales for eastern Ontario – Kingston

Jennawae McLean and her partner opened up Calyx and Trichomes last year in the midst of the pandemic. While the company is now the top seller in eastern Ontario,  they say it has not always been easy. “Now we know that after such a difficult year, we can handle…
05
Jul
2021
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, covid-19 canada, covid-19 news, COVID-19 Recovery, Economic recovery, Economy, Health, Hotels, local tourism, London Tourism, stay a little longer, Tourism London

Tourism London offering incentives to Stay A Little Longer – London

Tourism London says after a successful — though short-lived — pilot project, a revised version of its Stay a Little Longer campaign is now underway. The program will see those who book a minimum two-night stay at participating hotels receive a $100 VISA card that is geo-targeted to only…
28
Jun
2021
Posted by: In: Ag-celerator, Airport City Sustainability Campus, Alternate Route Coffee, Alternate Route Coffee Alberta, Canada, Coffee, Consumer, Economy, edmonton airport, edmonton coffee, Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton International Airport businesses, EIA, EIA Ag-celerator, EIA Airport City Sustainability Campus, Leduc coffee company, news, Uproot Food Collective

Alberta coffee company setting up shop at Edmonton International Airport – Edmonton

An Alberta-based coffee roasting company is moving its business to the Edmonton International Airport. Alternate Route Coffee, a coffee importer and roasting company, is setting up its roastery and distribution centre at EIA’s Airport City Sustainability Campus. “Who we’re partners with is really important. We want that to be…
23
Jun
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Covid19, COVID19 travel, Economy, edmonton airport, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, Edmonton economy, Edmonton International Airport, EIA, International Travel, Roundtable, Traffic, WestJet, World

Westjet speaks with stakeholders about future of travel in and out of Edmonton – Edmonton

The future of air travel in and out of Edmonton was the main topic of discussion on Wednesday at a roundtable held by a major airline. Westjet hosted the two-hour session with approximately 80 business leaders, airport officials and officials from all three levels of government. READ MORE: Edmonton International…
13
Jun
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Economy, Global News, Kingston, Kingston Accommodation Partners, news, Ontario, Phase 1, Spas

Kingston-area spas say they can safely reopen despite phase 1 exclusion – Kingston

We may only be a few days into the province’s re-opening plan, but already there are calls for some amendments. The Kingston Accommodation Partners and area spas believe they too should be allowed to offer their services from an outdoor patio. “Let’s look at other kinds of businesses that…
30
May
2021
Posted by: In: Brendan King, Canada, Consumer, digital products, Digital Solutions, ecommerce, Economy, end-to-end ecommerce platform, Saskatchewan News, Saskatchewan tech, Saskatoon News, Tech, Tech Industry, Vendasta

Saskatoon-based e-commerce platform raises historic $119M private investment

A Saskatoon-based end-to-end e-commerce platform announced a historic $119.5 million private investment earlier this week. Read more: Tech sector an economic force in Saskatchewan Founded in 2008, Vendasta provides digital products and services to businesses. The private company employs over 500 people. The company has over 50,000 registered channel partners…
27
May
2021
Posted by: In: Economy, Federal Funding, Maryam Monsef, Peterborough And The Kawartha’s Economic Development, peterborough tourism, Peterborough-Kawartha, PKED, PKED Tourism Resiliency Project, Tourism

COVID-19: Feds provide $500,000 to support tourism industry recovery in Peterborough region – Peterborough

The federal government is providing $500,000 to assist tourism-oriented businesses in the Peterborough region impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday morning, Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef announced the non-payable investment of $500,000 for the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED) to support the region’s tourism industry’s recovery. The EDC…
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…
01
May
2021
Posted by: In: Business, Churches, COVID-19, Economy, places of worship, Rent, sublet, Zoning bylaw

Kingston zoning bylaw would see places worship sublet space to businesses – Kingston

As places of worship struggle to fill their seats due to COVID-19 restrictions, the City of Kingston is looking to help. Since places of worship and small business have been two of the hardest-hit sectors during the coronavirus pandemic, the city is proposing that they team up and recover…