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…
15
Apr
2021
Posted by: In: City of Mississauga, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Mississauga, COVID, COVID-19, COVID-19 Mississauga, Health, Huf Gym, Huf Gym Mississauga, Mississauga Bylaw Enforcement, Mississauga Bylaws, peel regional police

Standoff includes police as Mississauga gym owner reopens despite COVID-19 emergency orders – Toronto

After bylaw officers sat outside for two days watching, Peel Regional Police officers moved in outside a Mississauga gym that opened this week in the face of Ontario laws that prevent fitness facilities from seeing most clients in person. But despite the police presence, the gym remained open and…
09
Mar
2021
Posted by: In: Alberta Coronavirus, Alberta COVID-19, Alberta Health Services, Alberta public health measures, Alberta public health rules, Canada, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Alberta, COVID-19, Edmonton police, edmonton police service, EPS, Khrome Beauty Lounge, Khrome Beauty Lounge Edmonton, news

Edmonton business owner apologetic for renting salon to party with DJ during pandemic – Edmonton

An Edmonton business owner is apologizing for renting out her nail salon for a large weekend party, despite COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Police said they broke up a large gathering of at least 125 people who were partying with alcohol and a DJ at the Khrome Beauty Lounge early Sunday.…
19
Feb
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, Gud Eats, news, regina COVID-19, Regina News, Restaurant Canada, Saskatchewan Coronavirus, Saskatchewan News, SkipTheDishes, Vegan

Pandemic, 3rd-party delivery fees play role in Güd Eats closure in Regina: owner

The restaurant industry in Saskatchewan has seen another casualty as the coronavirus pandemic continues to create challenges for local businesses. Gud Eats, a 100-per cent vegan fast food restaurant, announced it is closing its Regina location as of Feb. 28. “Unfortunately, COVID-19 has taken a toll on a number…
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…
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…
23
Nov
2018
Posted by: In: Canada, Eugene Melnyk, John Ruddy, LeBreton Flats, LeBreton Flats redevelopment, National Capital Commission, NCC, new NHL arena in Ottawa, Ottawa courts, Ottawa news, Ottawa Senators, superior court, Trinity Development

Senators owner sues Trinity Group for $700M over ‘failed joint venture’ to redevelop LeBreton Flats

The owner of the Ottawa Senators is suing the developer he partnered with to redevelop LeBreton Flats and build a new arena for the NHL team downtown, a move that likely marks the end of RendezVous LeBreton’s bid for the long-awaited city-building project. The news comes just one day after…