28
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: Canada-China relations, Huawei, Huawei Case, Meng Wanzhou, Meng Wanzhou case, Meng Wanzhou court, Meng Wanzhou Extradition, Meng Wanzhou huawei, meng wanzhou vancouver, news

U.S. misrepresented allegations against Meng Wanzhou to Canada: lawyer

Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is back in a Vancouver court Monday, where her lawyers are arguing the United States omitted or misstated facts to Canadian officials ahead of her arrest. Meng is wanted on fraud charges in the United States, which she and Huawei have denied. 1:56 Lawyers for…
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…
27
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: CKWS TV, Dave Osmond, Gananoque, global Kingston, Kathrine Christensen., Kingston, news, poker run, Powerboats, Saturday

Thousand Islands Poker Run kicks off in Gananoque this weekend — with some changes – Kingston

A popular summer event will take to the water in Gananoque this weekend, as a very scaled down Thousand Islands Poker Run takes place this Saturday. The event is a game of chance, not speed. Each boat — in this case powerboats — navigates a carefully-charted course, stopping at five…
12
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Economy, Local Business, Montreal, montreal coronavirus, Montreal Merchants, news, Plaza Saint-Hubert, Saint-Hubert Plaza, Shop local, St Hubert

Plaza Saint-Hubert merchants feel supported while dealing with construction, coronavirus woes – Montreal

It’s a challenge being a merchant in the Plaza Saint-Hubert and not just due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Little Italy shopping destination on St-Hubert Street is part of a $50-million construction project put in place by the city back in 2018. “It is a blessing in disguise,” said Véronique…
07
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: bars covid, Canada, Coronavirus, Covid Restaurants, COVID-19, Montreal restaurants, news, old montreal restaurants, Pandemic, pandemic restaurants, restaurants bars coronavirus

Montreal restaurants struggling to survive in COVID-19 era – Montreal

After nine years running his popular Old Montreal lunch spot Pave Lunch Experts, owner Matthew Schnarch made the difficult decision to close his doors, blaming the COVID-19 pandemic for ruining his business. “It’s really sad. I think in the future, places like mine, the small, local … shop, they will…
07
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: 8-bit beans, 8-bit beans opening again, Arcade café, Coronavirus, COVID-19, durham region, news, Stage 3 Reopening, Whitby, Whitby arcade venue opening once again

Whitby arcade venue presses reset to open under Stage 3

Pressing start once again at 8-Bit Beans is the extra life its owners were hoping for. “It feels really good to finally be back open,” says Brad Mavin, co-owner of the venue. The coffee entrepreneur just opened the coffee bar — a retro arcade joint — in November. But like…
21
Jul
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, COVID-19, erin dunham, hamilton restaurants reopening, matthew kershaw, news, rapscallion rogue eatery, Rocco Rossi, the mule taco bar, the other bird

Hamilton restaurateur approaching Stage 3 reopening with mixed emotions – Hamilton

The executive chef and owner of a Hamilton hospitality group that runs a number of local restaurants says he’s going into Stage 3 of Ontario’s COVID-19 reopening plan with ‘mixed emotions.’ Matthew Kershaw from the hospitality group The Other Bird, whose restaurants include the Burro, the former Rapscallion Rogue Eatery and The Mule…
22
Jun
2020
Posted by: In: 630 CHED Talk to the Experts, news

June 27 – Olympia Trust Company

Your business needs money. Money to start. To stay open. To expand.The secret, is knowing where to look. Without much regulatory red tape, you could raise thousands, even millions for your small business from the RRSPs of your friends, family, and business partners.All you need is a financial institution willing…
01
Jun
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program, CaraCo, CaraCo Development Corporation, CECRA, Gennaro Disanto, Global News Kingston, Kingston, Kingston Glass And Gallery, Mariel Hunter, news, Owner, Queen Street, Small Business

Kingston small business owner says the CECRA program should be in the hands of renters to apply – Kingston

Landlords have been able to apply for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program for a week now. The federal initiative aims to help small businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic. But landlords have to opt in, and some Kingston, Ont. business owners say they have received word their landlords…
18
Apr
2020
Posted by: In: Animation Jam, bc coronavirus, central okanagan, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, handwashing, handwashing video, Kelowna, news, Okanagan, Yeti Farm Creative

Coronavirus: Okanagan animation studio creates lighthearted, wash-your-hands animation jam – Okanagan

An animation studio in B.C. has produced a lighthearted video reminding people to wash their hands during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Created by the artists at Yeti Farm Creative in Kelowna, the video is 51 seconds in length and features 18 brief clips, each featuring a hand-washing theme. The studio…