12
Jan
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Christmas, Gift Baskets, JT Candy Creations, news, Regina Care Home, Regina News, Seniors, Wheat Queens and Prairie Things

Gift baskets to be donated to Regina seniors left empty-handed over holidays – Regina

A local business has stepped up and is hoping to make things right for seniors at a Regina care home who were left empty-handed over the holidays, after being promised gift baskets they never received. Last October, Jackie Harrower said she was contacted by Justin Newberry, the owner of…
27
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: David Egan, Edmonton, Edmonton restaurants, Edmonton Transit Hotel, news, Transit Hotel, Transit Hotel restaurant, Transit Smokehouse & BBQ

New restaurant set to open in Edmonton’s iconic Transit Hotel – Edmonton

A new restaurant in Edmonton’s iconic Transit Hotel is days away from opening. The historic building on Fort Road and 66 Street closed in 2017 after being part of the area’s fabric since 1908. But in 2019, David Egan and his business partner signed a 20-year lease and began…
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…
04
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Business, Canada, CFIb, Christmas, Consumer, Coronavirus, coronavirus christmas, Economic recovery, Economy, Gotstyle, Holiday, Miracle, news, Retail, retail shopping, Small Businesses

Coronavirus: Ontario retail businesses banking on some holiday magic

Selling Christmas has never been so hard. With restrictions and lockdowns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses that rely on a little holiday magic are struggling if not shutting down entirely. Read more: Lockdowns ahead of Black Friday a blow to small retailers The Miracle pop-up bar…
01
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Calgary Olympic Park, COVID-19 curling, Curling Canada, Curling Canada Calgary Olympic Park, Curling Canada nationals, Curling Canada nationals Calgary, Curling COVID-19, news

Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park set to become curling hub during pandemic

Curling Canada wants Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park to be a curling hub for the season’s top events. Canada’s governing body of the sport proposes holding the 2021 national men’s, women’s and mixed doubles championships, as well as the men’s world championship over a condensed schedule at WinSport’s Markin MacPhail…
12
Nov
2020
Posted by: In: Jim Watson, Lansdowne Park, news, OSEG, ottawa city hall, Ottawa Lansdowne, Ottawa Redblacks, Ottawa sports, Ottawa Sports and Entertainemtn Group, Roger Greenberg, TD Place

Ottawa finance committee signs off on changes to Lansdowne Park deal – Ottawa

Ottawa’s mayor and city staff believe proposed changes to the municipality’s relationship with the team running Lansdowne Park will be better for the city’s bottom line in the long run, according to a presentation at the finance and economic development committee (FEDCO) on Thursday. But some councillors and numerous…
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…
29
Oct
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, COVID-19 sask news, news, Sask COVID-19, Saskatchewan Health Authority, SHA management, Wolseley, Wolseley emergency services, Wolseley Hospital, Wolseley Memorial Integrated Care Centre

Wolseley mayor says low morale a challenge in recruiting staff to reopen hospital

On Thursday, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) said staffing challenges are preventing Wolseley’s local hospital from reopening, something its mayor said is attributed to low morale. “If you have a good manager, if you have a good team builder, good team leaders, morale and all the other stuff falls…
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…
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…