12
Nov
2020
Posted by: In: Jim Watson, Lansdowne Park, news, OSEG, ottawa city hall, Ottawa Lansdowne, Ottawa Redblacks, Ottawa sports, Ottawa Sports and Entertainemtn Group, Roger Greenberg, TD Place

Ottawa finance committee signs off on changes to Lansdowne Park deal – Ottawa

Ottawa’s mayor and city staff believe proposed changes to the municipality’s relationship with the team running Lansdowne Park will be better for the city’s bottom line in the long run, according to a presentation at the finance and economic development committee (FEDCO) on Thursday. But some councillors and numerous…
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…
29
Oct
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, COVID-19 sask news, news, Sask COVID-19, Saskatchewan Health Authority, SHA management, Wolseley, Wolseley emergency services, Wolseley Hospital, Wolseley Memorial Integrated Care Centre

Wolseley mayor says low morale a challenge in recruiting staff to reopen hospital

On Thursday, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) said staffing challenges are preventing Wolseley’s local hospital from reopening, something its mayor said is attributed to low morale. “If you have a good manager, if you have a good team builder, good team leaders, morale and all the other stuff falls…
26
Oct
2020
Posted by: In: Alberta courts, Alberta Justice, Crime, Doctor Charged, doctor charged with sex assault, Health, Law Courts, Lethbridge trial, news, Pediatricain charged, Ramneek Kumar, Sex assault trial, Sexual Assault, St. Albert

Closing arguments heard in trial for Alberta pediatrician charged with sex assault

It is now up to Justice Vaughan Hartigan to make a decision in the trial for St. Albert doctor Ramneek Kumar. Read more: St. Albert pediatrician suspended from practice amid sexual assault investigation It’s alleged Kumar sexually assaulted a nine-year-old girl while on a trip to Waterton Lakes National…
26
Oct
2020
Posted by: In: African, African Canadian, Black, Black filmmaking, Black movie, Black talent, Calgary drama, Calgary film production, Calgary filmmaking, Calgary production, Calgary series, Canada, diversity, Economy, Features, Film, movie diversity, my african family, news, simba creative

First-of-its-kind African-Canadian film production in Calgary showcases Black talent – Calgary

It isn’t something anybody had ever thought was possible: a predominantly Black cast and crew filming a drama series in Calgary. Sylvester Ndumbi runs Simba Creative. He is the producer of a unique TV series called The African Family that follows a “young African-Canadian woman, who recently sponsored her…
16
Oct
2020
Posted by: In: Ambassatours, Ambassatours Grey Water, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Geoff MacLellan, Halifax Tourism, news, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia COVID-19 Response Council, Nova Scotia COVID-19 Response Council at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Tourism, Politics, Province of Nova Scotia, Stephen McNeil, Tourism, Tourism Sector Financing Assistance Program

Large N.S. tourism operators receive boost from provincial decision to back loans – Halifax

Large Nova Scotia tourism operators are receiving a helping hand from the province after it announced a program that will have the provincial government back businesses’ loans. The province says the goal is to allow large tourism operators to receive better interest rates and more favourable terms at their…
02
Oct
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, Durham, durham region, Economy, Lifestyle, Local business owner selling virtual vacations, news, Travel specialist shift gears to sell virtual vacation, Virtual vacation experience

Durham travel specialist offering virtual, interactive, live vacation experience

A local travel specialist is looking to innovate while most people are still avoiding flying. She’s doing so by launching a live virtual travel experience, with the hopes of giving tourists a look at the Caribbean. “Even though I can’t put planes back in the sky, I can bring…
02
Oct
2020
Posted by: In: Consumer, Downtown Winnipeg, Heritage Winnipeg, Hudson's Bay Company, news, The Bay, The Bay closing

Hudson’s Bay to close downtown Winnipeg location – Winnipeg

An iconic downtown Winnipeg shopping spot will soon be shutting its doors for good. Hudson’s Bay Company will close its Portage Avenue location in February 2021. In a statement provided to Global News, HBC said the closure is due to “shifting consumer behaviour and changes to how and where…
28
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: Canada-China relations, Huawei, Huawei Case, Meng Wanzhou, Meng Wanzhou case, Meng Wanzhou court, Meng Wanzhou Extradition, Meng Wanzhou huawei, meng wanzhou vancouver, news

U.S. misrepresented allegations against Meng Wanzhou to Canada: lawyer

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is back in a Vancouver court Monday, where her lawyers are arguing the United States omitted or misstated facts to Canadian officials ahead of her arrest. Meng is wanted on fraud charges in the United States, which she and Huawei have denied. 1:56 Lawyers for…
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…