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…
20
Apr
2021
Posted by: In: BC COVID-19, BC government, BC Restrictions, Canada, COVID-19, COVID-19 Restrictions, Kelowna, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, Okanagan

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce advocating for small businesses amid extended restrictions – Okanagan

On Monday, the B.C. government announced the extension of provincial health orders for another five weeks, including the ban on indoor dining. The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce believes local businesses will be paying the price. “Over the last year, businesses have worked hard to establish enhanced safety protocols to…
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.…
14
Mar
2021
Posted by: In: Alberta, Alberta COVID-19, Business, Canada, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Economy, Edmonton, Edmonton business contest, Edmonton Businesses, edmonton contest, Features, Small business support

Edmonton non-profit hosting contest to give local businesses financial help – Edmonton

With restrictions in Alberta loosening and businesses reopening, an Edmonton non-profit wants to give businesses a helping hand. Edmonton’s NextGen is hosting a video contest, sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada, giving businesses in metro Edmonton a chance to win a grand prize of $2,500 in its virtual…
09
Feb
2021
Posted by: In: Business, Canada, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Economy, Juston Trudeau, Money, Relief, Small Businesses

Canadian small businesses seeking overhaul to government relief programs – National

From the day he opened Riverhead Brewery in Kingston, Ont., with his business partners, Aaron Martin believed year three would be the big one. And for the first two and a half months of 2020, the brewery was setting sales records. Then everything came to a halt. “COVID just…
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…
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…
02
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Bulldog Pub & Grill, Canada, Coronavirus, Coronavirus in Ontario, COVID-19, Durham, durham region, Durham region businesses, Icebar Cafe, IGreek Oshawa, Ontario Coronavirus, Oshawa, Pandemic

‘Bulldog Fiesta Passport’ program hopes to keep Durham businesses alive during holidays – Durham

As businesses in Durham region continue to fight to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic, an Oshawa restaurant has brought forward an interactive initiative to help a number of owners make it through the holiday season. Julie Eves took over Bulldog Pub & Grill in February, just before the pandemic…
01
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID-19 Testing, COVID-19 Testing in Saskatchewan, Health, PCR COVID-19 Testing, Quantum Genetix Canada, Saskatchewan Coronavirus, saskatchewan covid-19, Saskatchewan COVID-19 Testing, Saskatchewan Health Authority, Saskatchewan News

SHA signs 3rd-party COVID-19 testing partnership for travellers, businesses

Travellers and businesses in Saskatchewan will have a third-party option for asymptomatic COVID-19 testing. The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) says it has partnered with Quantum Genetix Canada to provide independent testing starting in December. Read more: SHA opening drive-thru COVID-19 testing location in Prince Albert, Sask. The executive director…