23
Feb
2021
Posted by: In: BEI, Crime, Haiti rap scene, Laval death, Laval homicide, Laval police, Marly Edouard, news, SQ, Sureté du Québec

Probe ongoing in slaying of Laval woman who had reported threats just days before – Montreal

Police are still seeking a suspect in the slaying of a Montreal-area woman on Sunday who had told authorities days prior about being the victim of alleged death threats. Provincial police said there have been no arrests in the killing of Marly Edouard, 32, known in Haiti’s music scene…
19
Feb
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, Gud Eats, news, regina COVID-19, Regina News, Restaurant Canada, Saskatchewan Coronavirus, Saskatchewan News, SkipTheDishes, Vegan

Pandemic, 3rd-party delivery fees play role in Güd Eats closure in Regina: owner

The restaurant industry in Saskatchewan has seen another casualty as the coronavirus pandemic continues to create challenges for local businesses. Gud Eats, a 100-per cent vegan fast food restaurant, announced it is closing its Regina location as of Feb. 28. “Unfortunately, COVID-19 has taken a toll on a number…
07
Feb
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, housing audit, independent audit, news, Penticton Homeless, penticton homelessness, Penticton housing audit, Penticton housing study, Penticton housing survey, Penticton social housing, Penticton supportive housing

Support grows for independent audit of supportive housing in Penticton, B.C.

Support is growing for an independent audit of social housing projects in Penticton, B.C., to ensure supports and services are being made available to the city’s most vulnerable population. The City of Penticton is asking the provincial government to fund a transparent, third-party evaluation of the city’s existing three…
05
Feb
2021
Posted by: In: African queens, Black History Month, black owned business, Canada, Edmonton lipstick company, Edmonton lipstick line, female owned business, lipstick, lipstick line, Narcissa Beauty, Narcissa Beauty Edmonton, Narcissa Beauty lipstick, news, Paris Barud, Perspectives, Women in business

Inspired by daughter, Edmonton woman launches lipstick line named after African queens – Edmonton

An Edmonton woman is hoping her new business will expose more people to a part African history that she recently discovered herself. Paris Barud, founder of Narcissa Beauty, named her five lipstick colours after African queens: Yaa asantewaa, Moremi, Nefertiti, Queen Nandi and Araweelo. “I was a little overwhelmed…
28
Jan
2021
Posted by: In: Business license fees, Business license fees waived, Businesses suffer amid pandemic, district of summerland, news, Okanagan, south okanagan, summerland, summerland chamber of commerce, Summerland Mayor, Supporting businesses during pandemic, Toni Boot

Okanagan municipality waives business license fees amid pandemic – Okanagan

The District of Summerland and the Summerland Chamber of Commerce are taking extra steps in supporting local businesses amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The district has decided to waive business license fees for 2021. The decision to waive the fees was made at a district council meeting…
22
Jan
2021
Posted by: In: bchl, Business, COVID-19, financial assistance, Financial Relief, Funding, funding relief, Government funding, Hockey, Junior Hockey, news, penticton vees, Sports, WHL

Coronavirus: BCHL, WHL requesting relief funding from provincial government

The Penticton Vees, like all junior hockey teams in B.C., have been doing a lot of losing lately — but not on the scoreboard. “When this thing is all said and done, we are going to lose half a million dollars,” Penticton Vees general manager Fred Harbinson told Global…
12
Jan
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Christmas, Gift Baskets, JT Candy Creations, news, Regina Care Home, Regina News, Seniors, Wheat Queens and Prairie Things

Gift baskets to be donated to Regina seniors left empty-handed over holidays – Regina

A local business has stepped up and is hoping to make things right for seniors at a Regina care home who were left empty-handed over the holidays, after being promised gift baskets they never received. Last October, Jackie Harrower said she was contacted by Justin Newberry, the owner of…
27
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: David Egan, Edmonton, Edmonton restaurants, Edmonton Transit Hotel, news, Transit Hotel, Transit Hotel restaurant, Transit Smokehouse & BBQ

New restaurant set to open in Edmonton’s iconic Transit Hotel – Edmonton

A new restaurant in Edmonton’s iconic Transit Hotel is days away from opening. The historic building on Fort Road and 66 Street closed in 2017 after being part of the area’s fabric since 1908. But in 2019, David Egan and his business partner signed a 20-year lease and began…
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…
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…