26
Aug
2021
Posted by: In: bc coronavirus, bc covid, bc covid update, bonnie henry update, COVID, COVID-19, covid-19 bc, COVID-BC, Health

Some B.C. businesses vow to defy province’s vaccine passport system

Just days after British Columbia announced plans to require a proof of COVID-19 vaccination to access certain non-essential services and activities, some businesses are already vowing to defy the mandate. “We just don’t want to be the ones to enforce something where people feel like their privacy rights are…
25
Aug
2021
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, dr. elizabeth richardson, Dr. Peter Juni, Dr. Timothy Sly, Hamilton, hamilton COVID-19 cases, Hamilton news, Hamilton Public Health, Health, news, outbreak in hamilton, Sizzle, sizzle night club

Hamilton reports 59 new COVID-19 cases, city averaging 64 cases a day in the last week – Hamilton

Hamilton is now seeing almost five times as many new COVID-19 cases reported to public health compared to a month ago, according to the latest data from the city. On Wednesday, another 59 new infections were disclosed day over day which is 47 more than the 12 reported on…
26
Jul
2021
Posted by: In: COVID, COVID-19, Economy, Global News at 6 New Brunswick, Meghan McCluskey, New Brunswick Reopening, Obscurity, Pam Wheaton, Pamela Wheaton, Reopening Plan, Saint John, Vaccination Status

Vaccination status, masks: What can businesses ask of patrons after COVID-19 restrictions lift? – New Brunswick

Having opened in the middle of COVID-19, Obscurity in Saint John hasn’t seen a business day without strict public health protocols in place. That’s set to change this weekend, with New Brunswick slated to lift all pandemic restrictions at 11:59 Friday night. “It’s going to be interesting seeing our…
07
Jul
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, COVID, covid fitness goals, COVID-19 Pandemic, Covid-19 reopening, Health, Life Goals, Lifestyle, post-pandemic plans, SMART goals, Travel Plans

COVID-19 pandemic forced 75% Canadians to delay major life goals, survey shows – National

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted people’s lives and shifted priorities, a majority of Canadians put major life decisions on hold over the past 15 months, a new survey published Wednesday showed. Physical restrictions and mental challenges got in the way of people achieving their goals this past year, with…
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…
05
Jul
2021
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, coronavirus in manitoba, COVID, COVID restrictions, COVID-19, Entertainment, Granite Curling Club, Health, Jenna Khan, The Beer Can

Downtown beer garden draws Winnipeggers anxious to reconnect – Winnipeg

As summer weather, combined with loosened pandemic restrictions, is drawing more and more Winnipeggers outdoors, some venues are drawing crowds again — socially distanced, of course. The co-owner of a popular downtown spot along the banks of the Assiniboine River told 680 CJOB people are just itching to get…
26
Jun
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, COVID, Duffy's Taxi vouchers for seniors, Free vouchers for seniors to get to vaccine centres, Taxi vouchers for seniors, Transportation Options Network for Seniors (TONS), Unicity Taxi vouchers for seniors, Vaccination, Vaccine taxi vouchers, winnipeg covid, Winnipeg taxi vouchers

Winnipeg taxi companies offering ride vouchers to get seniors vaccinated – Winnipeg

Two Winnipeg taxi companies are teaming up to assist seniors in getting immunized against COVID-19. Duffy’s Taxi and Unicity Taxi announced Friday they’d be offering $10,000 in vouchers to community organizations to ensure those facing accessibility or economic barriers can make it to vaccination centres. Along with the Winnipeg…
21
Jun
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Coronavirus, COVID, covid canada, Covid Relief, covid relief Indigenous businesses, COVID-19, Indigenous businesses

Indigenous businesses face barriers in accessing COVID-19 relief funds: study – National

Most of the weddings Tammy Maki caters were cancelled when the COVID-19 pandemic began. The Sudbury, Ont. chef had a no-refunds policy, but couples were in such despair she gave some money back and allowed others to postpone bookings. With little business, she couldn’t stay open and instead started…
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…
04
Jun
2021
Posted by: In: Alberta Coronavirus, Alberta health, Alberta politics, Calgary Stampede, Calgary Stampede COVID-19, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Deena Hinshaw, Health, Jason Kenney, Public Health Restrictions

COVID-19: Doctors’ group concerned about Calgary Stampede, major corporate partner won’t take part

It’s normally billed as The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, but with the Calgary Stampede getting the conditional green light to go ahead amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some are concerned the event could become one of the greatest superspreaders of the novel coronavirus that the province has ever…