10
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: bc coronavirus, Canada Coronavirus, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Cases, Coronavirus In Canada, coronavirus news, coronavirus update, Coronavirus Vaccine, COVID-19, covid-19 canada, covid-19 news, fraser valley dry ice, Health, vaccine transportation

B.C. dry ice company scores cool contract for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

When Paul Thomson went into business manufacturing dry ice, he never imagined his company would be at the forefront of a national response to contain a pandemic. But a lot can change in a year. “We’re very happy that we get to be a part of the solution,” Thompson…
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…
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…
30
Nov
2020
Posted by: In: AHF, alternate health facility, Canada, Coronavirus, COVID-19, KHSC, Kingston, kingston health sciences centre, Kingston News, Providence Care, Queen's University, St. Mary's of the Lake

Former St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital to be used as COVID-19 overflow facility – Kingston

Kingston Health Sciences Centre has identified the former St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital site as the location of an alternate health facility that could be quickly activated in the event of hospital capacity challenges due to COVID-19. This is a change to the plan KHSC, initially announced in…
27
Nov
2020
Posted by: In: Blogs, Canada, Commentary, Coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, Covid19, covid19 closures, covid19 lockdown, Economy, Pandemic, Pandemic Impact, Roy Green, Small Businesses, struggling businesses

Roy Green: COVID-19 exacting excruciating pain on small business owners and workers – National

I will not soon forget the on-air call from the 73-year-old Calgary garage owner.  We were speaking with small business operators nationally about survival amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — the survival of their now-under-threat, often multi-decade enterprises. We’re all familiar with the cliché “living the dream.” Now, while…
15
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: binh's nail salon, Canada, Case Count, Coronavirus, Covid19, Eastern Ontario, Health, Kingston, Kingston Covid Cases, kingston ontario, Money, Nail Salon, Pandemic, Virus

‘I apologize to the community’: Kingston nail salon owner speaks out after COVID-19 outbreak

It’s been nearly three months since Kingston, Ont., saw its largest COVID-19 outbreak. Thirty-seven cases were linked to several local nail salons. Of that number, 33 were connected to Binh’s nail salon, according to KFL&A Public Health. The owner of the nail salon, Binh Nguyen, sat down with Global…
02
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Canada Coronavirus, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Cases, Coronavirus In Canada, coronavirus news, coronavirus update, COVID-19, covid-19 canada, covid-19 news, Project Montreal, Valerie Plante

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante calls for provincial, federal help to rebuild from COVID-19 – Montreal

Valérie Plante is approaching the start of her fourth year in office as mayor of Montreal in circumstances dramatically different from when she marked the start to her third. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the economic crisis that has come with it, has completely upended life as we knew it…
27
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Economy, Money, ottawa board of trade, Ottawa Business, Ottawa business confidence, Ottawa business growth, Ottawa Coronavirus, Ottawa COVID-19, Ottawa economy, pandemic economy, Sueling Ching

COVID-19 pandemic devastated Ottawa business confidence: survey – Ottawa

Ottawa business leaders who were previously high on the city’s economic potential had their expectations devastated by the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest annual survey tracking business confidence in the nation’s capital. The Welch LLP Ottawa Business Growth Survey (OBGS) is a collaboration between the accounting firm and…
07
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: bars covid, Canada, Coronavirus, Covid Restaurants, COVID-19, Montreal restaurants, news, old montreal restaurants, Pandemic, pandemic restaurants, restaurants bars coronavirus

Montreal restaurants struggling to survive in COVID-19 era – Montreal

After nine years running his popular Old Montreal lunch spot Pave Lunch Experts, owner Matthew Schnarch made the difficult decision to close his doors, blaming the COVID-19 pandemic for ruining his business. “It’s really sad. I think in the future, places like mine, the small, local … shop, they will…
02
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: Churros, Churros Anyone?, COVID-19, COVID-19 Lethbridge, Features, Food Truck, Food Trucks, Ice Cream, Lethbridge, lethbridge food trucks, Swirls, swirls ice cream

Lethbridge food trucks adapting after COVID-19 put the brakes on summer event season – Lethbridge

A meal, snack, or drink on wheels — whatever you may be craving, there’s probably a food truck that has it. “Since opening our food truck we’ve seen a lot of growth in the food truck industry,” co-owner of Swirls Ice Cream Steve Hirlehey said. “A lot of new trucks…