09
Sep
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Economy, Paper Excellence, Paper Excellence Pulp Mill Prince Albert, Paper Excellend Pulp Mill, Prince Albert, prince albert news, Prince Albert Pulp Mill, Prince Albert Saskatchewan, pulp and paper mill, Pulp Mill, Saskatchewan News

Prince Albert, Sask. pulp mill receives timber allocation for restart

A pulp mill in Prince Albert has taken another step toward restarting operations after the Saskatchewan government approved timber allocations to the mill on Thursday. Paper Excellence said the decision by the government is critical to the restart of the mill. “Paper Excellence is pleased to have secured the…
27
Aug
2021
Posted by: In: Business, Economy, Indigenous, Indigenous-owned business, Kahkewistahaw First Nation, Kihew Fabco, Melville, news, Reconciliation, Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan News, steel fabrication enterprise, Truth and Reconciliation

Saskatchewan Indigenous-owned business aims towards reconciliation

A newly-launched Indigenous-owned business has officially opened its doors for a grand opening ceremony. Kihew Fabco is a steel fabrication enterprise that is owned half by Kahkewistahaw First Nation and band member, Desmond Dumais. Dumais said partnering with his home community means a lot to him as they want…
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…
06
Jul
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Cannabis, COVID-19, Economy, Health, Kingston, Lifestyle, Local Business, Money, news, Pandemic, Sales, Store

Kingston, Ont. cannabis store tops sales for eastern Ontario – Kingston

Jennawae McLean and her partner opened up Calyx and Trichomes last year in the midst of the pandemic. While the company is now the top seller in eastern Ontario,  they say it has not always been easy. “Now we know that after such a difficult year, we can handle…
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…
28
Jun
2021
Posted by: In: Ag-celerator, Airport City Sustainability Campus, Alternate Route Coffee, Alternate Route Coffee Alberta, Canada, Coffee, Consumer, Economy, edmonton airport, edmonton coffee, Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton International Airport businesses, EIA, EIA Ag-celerator, EIA Airport City Sustainability Campus, Leduc coffee company, news, Uproot Food Collective

Alberta coffee company setting up shop at Edmonton International Airport – Edmonton

An Alberta-based coffee roasting company is moving its business to the Edmonton International Airport. Alternate Route Coffee, a coffee importer and roasting company, is setting up its roastery and distribution centre at EIA’s Airport City Sustainability Campus. “Who we’re partners with is really important. We want that to be…
23
Jun
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Covid19, COVID19 travel, Economy, edmonton airport, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, Edmonton economy, Edmonton International Airport, EIA, International Travel, Roundtable, Traffic, WestJet, World

Westjet speaks with stakeholders about future of travel in and out of Edmonton – Edmonton

The future of air travel in and out of Edmonton was the main topic of discussion on Wednesday at a roundtable held by a major airline. Westjet hosted the two-hour session with approximately 80 business leaders, airport officials and officials from all three levels of government. READ MORE: Edmonton International…
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…
30
May
2021
Posted by: In: Brendan King, Canada, Consumer, digital products, Digital Solutions, ecommerce, Economy, end-to-end ecommerce platform, Saskatchewan News, Saskatchewan tech, Saskatoon News, Tech, Tech Industry, Vendasta

Saskatoon-based e-commerce platform raises historic $119M private investment

A Saskatoon-based end-to-end e-commerce platform announced a historic $119.5 million private investment earlier this week. Read more: Tech sector an economic force in Saskatchewan Founded in 2008, Vendasta provides digital products and services to businesses. The private company employs over 500 people. The company has over 50,000 registered channel partners…
27
May
2021
Posted by: In: Economy, Federal Funding, Maryam Monsef, Peterborough And The Kawartha’s Economic Development, peterborough tourism, Peterborough-Kawartha, PKED, PKED Tourism Resiliency Project, Tourism

COVID-19: Feds provide $500,000 to support tourism industry recovery in Peterborough region – Peterborough

The federal government is providing $500,000 to assist tourism-oriented businesses in the Peterborough region impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday morning, Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef announced the non-payable investment of $500,000 for the Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED) to support the region’s tourism industry’s recovery. The EDC…