14
Sep
2021
Posted by: In: alfie smith, cat n fiddle, cat n fiddle pub, cat'n'fiddle pub, Entertainment, Hamilton, hamilton music, hamilton music scene, Hamilton news, live music hamilton, news, suzanne keast

‘Felt like playing home’: Iconic downtown Hamilton pub and music venue closing after 28 years – Hamilton

An iconic part of downtown Hamilton’s music scene is closing its doors after 28 years. Last week, the Cat’N’Fiddle pub at the corner of Augusta and John streets announced on social media that it would be permanently closing on Oct. 2. “We hope that we have provided a venue…
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…
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…
21
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Alberta, brz, Business, Chamber Of Commerce, Consumer, Downtown, Economy, Lethbridge, Lethbridge News, Local, news, revitalization, Support Local, Ted Stilson, Tulene Steiestol

Lethbridge Downtown BRZ executive director Ted Stilson retires – Lethbridge

Former executive director of the Lethbridge Downtown Business Revitalization Zone — or BRZ — Ted Stilson is hanging up his hat after more than two decades. “I think the first few years of my employment with the BRZ was most exciting because we were basically starting with a blank…
18
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: BIDS, Broadway, Business Districts, Christmas, Downtown, Gifting, Gifts, Holidays, Riversdale, Shop, Shopping, Tourism Saskatoon, Travel, Xmas

Tourism sector partners to promote local holiday shopping

Still shopping for holiday gifts? Tourism Saskatoon is partnering with business districts in downtown, Riversdale and Broadway to promote local shopping for Christmas.
04
Nov
2020
Posted by: In: 880 Edmonton features, Bottega 104, Canada, COVID-19, Downtown Business Association, Downtown Dining Week, Eat Local, Edmonton food, edmonton small business, Local Food, novel coronavirus, OurYEG, Restaurant, Shop local, Small Business, Support Local

Downtown Dining Week in Edmonton aims for busy closing weekend – Edmonton

After being cut short due to COVID-19 restrictions, a popular Edmonton festival is back to help give the restaurant industry a boost. Downtown Dining Week is typically held in March but was one of the first festivals shut down after Alberta’s chief medical officer of health ordered the closure…
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…
22
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, downtown guelph, downtown guelph crime, downtown guelph police, Guelph crime, Guelph News, Guelph Police, Guelph police downtown resource officers, Is downtown Guelph safe

Guelph police will continue to deploy downtown resource officers after pilot project ends – Guelph

Guelph police say their downtown resource officer pilot project will become a permanent fixture in the service. Chief Gord Cobey made the announcement during a police services board meeting earlier this month as the pilot was scheduled to end at the end of September. Read more: Guelph police introduce…
04
Jun
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Montreal Construction, Montreal Orange Cones, Montreal roads, Montreal Roadwork, Montreal traffic, Philippe Sabourin, Traffic, Valerie Plante

Road construction booming in downtown Montreal

Everywhere you turn, construction is in full force, whether it be by the Bell Centre, Peel Street or Ste-Catherine Street. As Global’s Tim Sargeant explains, if you’ve been working from home for the last few months, you’re in for a surprise when you do finally come downtown.