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…
11
Jun
2021
Posted by: In: Bars, Canada, COVID, COVID-19, Ontario, Phase 1, Reopening, Servers, Tourism

Kingston one of five top cities in Ontario hardest hit by pandemic – Kingston

As Ontario enters phase one of its pandemic reopening plan, local business owners say they are struggling to make sure there’s enough staff working in their bars, hotels, and restaurants. “We’ve been drastically affected by the lockdown. Many of our businesses have been completely shuttered. Those that have been…
13
May
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Jerry Dias, Reliance Home Comfort, Reliance Home Comfort labour dispute, Reliance Home Comfort lockout, Unifor, Unifor lockout Reliance, Unifor Reliance Home Comfort

Employees with Reliance Home Comfort locked out as of May 13, union says

A labour dispute has impacted furnace and air conditioning service in 13 Reliance Home Comfort locations across the province starting Thursday. According to Unifor, the union that represents the more than 830 employees, an agreement at the bargaining table was not met and its members were locked out as…
05
May
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Canadians get COVID-19 vaccine in US, Canadians going to US for COVID-19 vaccine, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, get COVID vaccine in US, Health, how to get US COVID vaccine, US Covid-19 Vaccines, World

Canadians flying south for COVID-19 vaccines as U.S. demand for doses falls – National

With COVID-19 vaccine demand declining in the United States, some Canadians facing third-wave lockdowns are flying south to get inoculated, perhaps months earlier than they would be able to at home. Jimmy Simmons, 37, saw friends in their 40s struggling to get a shot in the hard-hit Canadian province…
29
Apr
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Canada Revenue Agency, Canada taxes, CRA, cra down, cra represent a client, CRA Website, tax filing, Taxes

CRA tax-filing portal hits issues day before deadline – National

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) says its website was experiencing issues for up to two hours on Thursday evening, the day before the deadline to submit tax filings for many. CRA spokesperson Jeremy Bellefeuille said that there was an update to the Canada.ca website on Thursday that resulted in links…
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…
18
Apr
2021
Posted by: In: Alcohol, Bike, breweries, Canada, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Franchise, pedal pub, Please Drink Responsibly, Saskatchewan Coronavirus, Saskatoon Business, Saskatoon News

1st Pedal Pub in Saskatchewan plans to get rolling in June

The idea to launch the first Pedal Pub in Saskatchewan has been brewing for a while, according to one of the owners. Matana Hannotte said her team got their initial taste of the franchise back on a trip to Nashville, Tenn., in 2018. Read more: E-scooters could hit Saskatoon…
15
Apr
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, City Centre Core Framework, City of Regina, news, Real, Regina City Council, Regina Downtown Business Improvement District, Regina Exhibition Association Limited, Regina News, Regina Warehouse District, Taylor Field, The Yards

City council approves framework agreement aimed at strengthening Regina core

Regina city council approved the City Centre Core Framework on Wednesday — an agreement between the city administration, Regina Exhibition Association Ltd., the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District, and the Regina Warehouse District aimed at strengthening the downtown core. It allows for collective collaboration when it comes to future…
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.…
07
Apr
2021
Posted by: In: Alberta Coronavirus, Canada, Coronavirus, COVID-19 Testing, Edmonton International Airport, edmonton international airport testing, EIA, EIA covid testing, Numi Health, numi health edmonton airport, numi health inc.

Edmonton airport staff being offered rapid COVID-19 testing through 8-week mobile lab program – Edmonton

Employees at the Edmonton International Airport are being offered rapid COVID-19 testing as part of an eight-week pilot program meant to streamline results for workers who are exposed to travellers. Mobile medical services provider Numi Health Inc. partnered with Alberta Health Services to offer the pilot “It’s a program…