22
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: ", Business, corona virus, Corona Virus Update, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Headlines, Coronavirus Latest News, coronavirus news, coronavirus outbreak, coronavirus pandemic, Coronavirus Today, coronavirus update, COVID-19, Economy, Vaccine For COVID-19, vaccine news, vaccine rollout

Ottawa restaurateur calls Ontario lockdowns a ‘kick in the gut’

Sarah Chown, managing partner of Ottawa’s Metropolitan Brasserie, tells Global News that the Ontario government’s decision to include the nation’s capital in its provincewide lockdown is unfair to restaurant owners heading into the normally busy holiday season.
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…
04
Nov
2020
Posted by: In: Brent Devolin, Broadband Internet, Cell Service, Cellular, cellular service, Doug Ford, Economy, Education, Ford in Minden, Internet, Laurie Scott, minden, Minden Hills, Ontario cell service, Ontario government, Ontario internet, Ontario politics, Politics, Rod Phillips, Tech

Ontario investing $1B over 6 years to improve internet, cellphone service

The Ontario government is committing nearly $1 billion over six years to improve and expand broadband internet and cellular access across the province. In the village of Minden on Wednesday afternoon, Premier Doug Ford announced an additional investment of $680 million on top of $315 million announced in 2019…
20
Apr
2016
Posted by: In: Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Canada, CNIB, Diane Bergeron

Despite ongoing issues, Ontario plans to reduce small business accessibility requirements – Toronto

For most people, hailing a cab is no big deal, but Diane Bergeron has a guide dog and she says that makes all the difference. After a hotel doorman hailed a taxi for Bergeron, she said the driver refused to allow her guide dog Lucy on board. “He just said,…
21
Jan
2016
Posted by: In: Automotive, Canada, Davos, Economy, General Motors, GM, Jobs, Manufacturing, Money, World Economic Forum

At Davos, feds pitch GM in bid to keep key Ontario assembly line rolling

DAVOS, Switzerland – Canada’s economic development minister says the federal government has received no firm commitments from General Motors about the future of a key plant in the Greater Toronto area. Navdeep Bains spoke this morning with Mary Barra, CEO of the General Motors Company, just before she had a…