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…
26
Oct
2020
Posted by: In: Alberta courts, Alberta Justice, Crime, Doctor Charged, doctor charged with sex assault, Health, Law Courts, Lethbridge trial, news, Pediatricain charged, Ramneek Kumar, Sex assault trial, Sexual Assault, St. Albert

Closing arguments heard in trial for Alberta pediatrician charged with sex assault

It is now up to Justice Vaughan Hartigan to make a decision in the trial for St. Albert doctor Ramneek Kumar. Read more: St. Albert pediatrician suspended from practice amid sexual assault investigation It’s alleged Kumar sexually assaulted a nine-year-old girl while on a trip to Waterton Lakes National…
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…
08
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Coronavirus, Coronavirus economy, Coronavirus In Canada, coronavirus quebec, COVID-19, Desjardins, Economy, Health, Pointe-Claire Village Commercial Association, Quebec City, Quebec Shop Local

Coronavirus: Shop local campaigns aim to inject millions of dollars into Quebec economy – Montreal

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many local and independent businesses are struggling to survive. To help, campaigns are emerging across the province, urging Quebecers to buy local in an effort to increase business. Read more: Coronavirus: Dorval launches campaign aiming to boost local business In Canada, 63 per cent of businesses…
29
Jun
2020
Posted by: In: Canada Coronavirus, Coronavirus, coronavirus and disability, Coronavirus Cases, Coronavirus In Canada, coronavirus news, coronavirus people with disabilities, coronavirus update, COVID-19, COVID-19 and disability, covid-19 canada, covid-19 news, Disability, Health, Lifestyle, people with disabilities

People with disabilities, autism carry a heavier pandemic burden, advocates say – National

People with intellectual disabilities and autism are dying of COVID-19 at higher rates than other people in at least two states in the U.S., according to new data collected by NPR. In Pennsylvania, people with intellectual disabilities and autism are dying at a rate twice as high as other people…
07
Jun
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, content moderators coronavirus, content moderators social media, Coronavirus, COVID-19, , Health, Instagram coronavirus, moderating misinformation coronavirus, online content moderators coronavirus, , Tech, , World

Online platforms scramble as content moderators in short supply amid coronavirus – National

While hundreds of thousands of companies across the country have seen work grind to a halt amid COVID-19, Chris Priebe is experiencing the opposite. The owner of Two Hat, an artificial intelligence-powered content moderation company based in Kelowna, B.C., has never been busier helping customers including gaming brands Nintendo Switch,…
22
Mar
2016
Posted by: In: Alberta Association of Midwives, Alberta health, Alberta Health Services, Alberta midwives, Childbirth, Health, Honeycomb Midwives, Midwife, Midwives, news, Pregnancy

Alberta Health says more money coming as midwife practices consider closing

CALGARY – When Cassie Evans opened Honeycomb Midwives with her business partner last fall, their goal was to provide vulnerable women with better access to midwife services. Less than a year later, the practice is looking at closing its doors.  Not for a lack of demand but for a lack of…