06
Jul
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Cannabis, COVID-19, Economy, Health, Kingston, Lifestyle, Local Business, Money, news, Pandemic, Sales, Store

Kingston, Ont. cannabis store tops sales for eastern Ontario – Kingston

Jennawae McLean and her partner opened up Calyx and Trichomes last year in the midst of the pandemic. While the company is now the top seller in eastern Ontario,  they say it has not always been easy. “Now we know that after such a difficult year, we can handle…
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…
11
Jun
2021
Posted by: In: Bars, Canada, COVID, COVID-19, Ontario, Phase 1, Reopening, Servers, Tourism

Kingston one of five top cities in Ontario hardest hit by pandemic – Kingston

As Ontario enters phase one of its pandemic reopening plan, local business owners say they are struggling to make sure there’s enough staff working in their bars, hotels, and restaurants. “We’ve been drastically affected by the lockdown. Many of our businesses have been completely shuttered. Those that have been…
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…
30
Mar
2021
Posted by: In: Alberta politics, Enbridge, Energy, Environment, Gretchen Whitmer, Line 5, Line 5 Michigan, Oil and Gas, Oil sector, Pipeline, Pipelines, Politics

Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario urge Michigan governor to reconsider shutting down Line 5

Shutting down the Line 5 pipeline would create a “dangerous precedent” that would forever imperil future cross-border infrastructure projects between Canada and the United States, says Alberta’s energy minister. Sonya Savage joined counterparts from Saskatchewan and Ontario in warning a House of Commons committee Tuesday about the knock-on effects…
28
Feb
2021
Posted by: In: Environment, Greenbelt, Greenbelt Ontario, Highway 413, Ontario development, Ontario environment, Ontario government, Ontario greenbelt, Ontario Greenbelt consultation, Ontario water, Paris Galt Moraine, Politics, Simcoe County, The Greenbelt

Ontario Greenbelt consultation now underway, but advocates say plans don’t go far enough

It’s been more than a week since the Ontario government launched a public consultation on expanding the multi-region Greenbelt, but advocates say the focus of the consultation is narrow and there are calls to enact critical environmental protections outside of the Greater Toronto Area. “It’s always going to be…
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…