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…
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…
14
May
2021
Posted by: In: Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Consumer, Consumer SOS, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Ontario, COVID, COVID-19, COVID-19 grants, COVID-19 Ontario, COVID-19 Ontario small business support grant, Economy, Ontario government, Ontario Small Business Support Grant

Business owner applies twice for Ontario COVID-19 grant with no response, $40K approved after Global News call

Alex Pilepic says he’s the only person in Canada bearing his surname, but he’s not the only small business operator in Ontario frustrated with the process of applying for COVID-19 small business grants. “This is a bloody emergency and the government is taking its sweet time in providing support…
11
May
2021
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Ontario, COVID, COVID-19, covid-19 businesses, COVID-19 Ontario, COVID-19 Ontario businesses, COVID-19 Ontario restrictions, Economy, Health, Ontario businesses, Ontario restrictions, Ontario state of emergency, Ontario Stay-at-home order

Ontario businesses bristle at potential COVID-19 stay-at-home order extension

The light at the end of the tunnel may not be as bright as businesses had been expecting as Ontario’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order, scheduled to expire on May 20, may be extended. The provincewide restrictions have forced businesses, like personal care services and most gymst, to stay closed. Other…
01
May
2021
Posted by: In: Business, Churches, COVID-19, Economy, places of worship, Rent, sublet, Zoning bylaw

Kingston zoning bylaw would see places worship sublet space to businesses – Kingston

As places of worship struggle to fill their seats due to COVID-19 restrictions, the City of Kingston is looking to help. Since places of worship and small business have been two of the hardest-hit sectors during the coronavirus pandemic, the city is proposing that they team up and recover…
14
Mar
2021
Posted by: In: Alberta, Alberta COVID-19, Business, Canada, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Economy, Edmonton, Edmonton business contest, Edmonton Businesses, edmonton contest, Features, Small business support

Edmonton non-profit hosting contest to give local businesses financial help – Edmonton

With restrictions in Alberta loosening and businesses reopening, an Edmonton non-profit wants to give businesses a helping hand. Edmonton’s NextGen is hosting a video contest, sponsored by the Royal Bank of Canada, giving businesses in metro Edmonton a chance to win a grand prize of $2,500 in its virtual…
04
Mar
2021
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Destination Toronto, economic loses, Economy, Events, Meetings, Toronto, toronto hospitality, toronto tourism, toronto tourism industry, Tourism, tourism toronto, visitor spending

Toronto lost $8.35B in tourist activity due to 1st year of COVID-19 pandemic – Toronto

According to an analysis done by Destination Toronto, the COVID-19 pandemic has cost the city’s economy $8.35 billion due to a drop in tourism and hospitality spending. Some of the hardest hit sectors include: retail: $1.68 billion food and beverage: $1.33 billion accommodations: $1.21 billion finance: $1.03 billion transportation:…
03
Mar
2021
Posted by: In: Abdul Jaffari, Alberta Government, BILD Calgary, Calgary Economic Development, Calgary Economy, calgary metropolitan region board, Canada, city of calgary, Colliers International, Economy, Jyoti Gondek, NAIOP Calgary, Paul Marsden, Ric McIver

Calgary facing competition from neighbours for industrial land tenants: report – Calgary

The City of Calgary is facing a problem: it is no longer as attractive a place to do business for companies looking to do business in industrial lands. “Based on data from Colliers International, over the past 15 years, we have seen an erosion of this industrial market share…
26
Feb
2021
Posted by: In: Business, Canada, Changemakers award, Economy, Edmund Bellegarde, FHQ Developments, File Hills Qu'Appelle Tribal Council, Indigenous Business, James Cowan, Muscowpetung, news, Regina, Report on Business magazine, The Globe and Mail, Thomas Benjoe

FHQ Developments CEO amongst Globe and Mail award winners

An award aimed on showcasing emerging leaders who are transforming business today have announced 50 inaugural winners, including a man from the Muscowpetung First Nation. Thomas Benjoe, the CEO of FHQ Developments, earned a 2021 Report on Business Changemakers award from The Globe and Mail. “I appreciate the recognition…
09
Feb
2021
Posted by: In: Business, Canada, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, Economy, Juston Trudeau, Money, Relief, Small Businesses

Canadian small businesses seeking overhaul to government relief programs – National

From the day he opened Riverhead Brewery in Kingston, Ont., with his business partners, Aaron Martin believed year three would be the big one. And for the first two and a half months of 2020, the brewery was setting sales records. Then everything came to a halt. “COVID just…