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…
26
Nov
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Chrystia Freeland, Consumer, Coronavirus, coronavirus canada, coronavirus lockdowns, coronavirus rent subsidy, COVID-19, covid-19 lockdowns, covid-19 rent subsidy, Economy, Health, Politics, rent subsidy

The coronavirus rent subsidy caps how much business chains can get. Is that unfair? – National

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is calling on the government to remove the cap on how much chain restaurants and businesses with multiple locations can receive under the coronavirus rent subsidy. But a business expert says a cap is important and that there are difficult conversations that need to…
09
Nov
2020
Posted by: In: Clearwater, Clearwater Seafoods, Commercial fishery, Economy, Fishing licences, Membertou First Nation, Mi'kmaq, Mi'kmaq coalition, news, Nova Scotia, Premium Brands

Mi’kmaq coalition acquires 50% of Nova Scotia-based seafood giant Clearwater Seafoods – Halifax

As of Monday, 50 per cent of Clearwater Seafood has been acquired by a coalition, which includes Membertou First Nation, their new business partner Premium Brands, and a number of participating Mi’kmaq communities across Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Founded in 1976, Clearwater Seafood is one of North America’s largest…
04
Nov
2020
Posted by: In: Brent Devolin, Broadband Internet, Cell Service, Cellular, cellular service, Doug Ford, Economy, Education, Ford in Minden, Internet, Laurie Scott, minden, Minden Hills, Ontario cell service, Ontario government, Ontario internet, Ontario politics, Politics, Rod Phillips, Tech

Ontario investing $1B over 6 years to improve internet, cellphone service

The Ontario government is committing nearly $1 billion over six years to improve and expand broadband internet and cellular access across the province. In the village of Minden on Wednesday afternoon, Premier Doug Ford announced an additional investment of $680 million on top of $315 million announced in 2019…
28
Oct
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Cyndi Vos, Economy, Lethbridge, lethbridge businesses, Lethbridge Chamber Of Commerce, more than half of Lethbridge businesses feel optimistic about the next six months, Pandemic, YQL

Many Lethbridge businesses feel optimistic about future: Chamber of Commerce – Lethbridge

Many Lethbridge businesses are feeling optimistic about the future, according to a new survey conducted by the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. The survey aimed to grasp an understanding of the financial health and satisfaction of local businesses. Highlights from the survey indicate 52 per cent of respondents are expecting…
26
Oct
2020
Posted by: In: African, African Canadian, Black, Black filmmaking, Black movie, Black talent, Calgary drama, Calgary film production, Calgary filmmaking, Calgary production, Calgary series, Canada, diversity, Economy, Features, Film, movie diversity, my african family, news, simba creative

First-of-its-kind African-Canadian film production in Calgary showcases Black talent – Calgary

It isn’t something anybody had ever thought was possible: a predominantly Black cast and crew filming a drama series in Calgary. Sylvester Ndumbi runs Simba Creative. He is the producer of a unique TV series called The African Family that follows a “young African-Canadian woman, who recently sponsored her…
22
Oct
2020
Posted by: In: Angela Jones, Business Citizen of Year, Business Excellence Awards, Central Smith, Central Smith Creamery, Economy, Ian Scates, Lakeshore Designs, Peterborough Chamber Of Commerce

Ian Scates of Central Smith Creamery named Peterborough’s Business Citizen of the Year – Peterborough

Ian Scates of Central Smith Creamery and Angela Jones of Lakeshore Designs were among the big winners of the 17th annual Peterborough Business Excellence Awards on Wednesday night. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the awards ceremony presented by the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce went online and honoured up…
02
Oct
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, Durham, durham region, Economy, Lifestyle, Local business owner selling virtual vacations, news, Travel specialist shift gears to sell virtual vacation, Virtual vacation experience

Durham travel specialist offering virtual, interactive, live vacation experience

A local travel specialist is looking to innovate while most people are still avoiding flying. She’s doing so by launching a live virtual travel experience, with the hopes of giving tourists a look at the Caribbean. “Even though I can’t put planes back in the sky, I can bring…
24
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: Assante, Assante Dorval, Assante Quebec, Canada, CI Financial, Consumer, Dorval, Economy, financial planning, Money, wealth planning

CI Financial acquires minority stake in Assante Dorval

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted September 24, 2020 8:48 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ CI Financial Corp. and its Assante Wealth Management (Canada) Ltd. subsidiary have signed a deal to acquire a…
03
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: Alberta economy, Alberta Small Business, Calgary small business, Canada, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, CFIb, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Economy, edmonton small business, Federal Small Business Programs, news, Nicks Steakhouse, Rent Relief Small Business

Low sales, fewer customers creating dire situation for Alberta small businesses: CFIB ​

A newly released survey from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business shows Alberta small businesses remain tough as the province enters its sixth month of COVID-19 infections. The survey, conducted on Aug. 27, attributed fewer customers and lower sales as the root causes of a slower recovery for Alberta’s…