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.…
04
Mar
2021
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Destination Toronto, economic loses, Economy, Events, Meetings, Toronto, toronto hospitality, toronto tourism, toronto tourism industry, Tourism, tourism toronto, visitor spending

Toronto lost $8.35B in tourist activity due to 1st year of COVID-19 pandemic – Toronto

According to an analysis done by Destination Toronto, the COVID-19 pandemic has cost the city’s economy $8.35 billion due to a drop in tourism and hospitality spending. Some of the hardest hit sectors include: retail: $1.68 billion food and beverage: $1.33 billion accommodations: $1.21 billion finance: $1.03 billion transportation:…
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…
28
Jan
2021
Posted by: In: Business license fees, Business license fees waived, Businesses suffer amid pandemic, district of summerland, news, Okanagan, south okanagan, summerland, summerland chamber of commerce, Summerland Mayor, Supporting businesses during pandemic, Toni Boot

Okanagan municipality waives business license fees amid pandemic – Okanagan

The District of Summerland and the Summerland Chamber of Commerce are taking extra steps in supporting local businesses amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The district has decided to waive business license fees for 2021. The decision to waive the fees was made at a district council meeting…
21
Jan
2021
Posted by: In: Donald Trump, Pandemic, Trump family, Trump family business, trump golf courses, Trump properties, trump real estate, World

Trump returns to family business empire hit hard by pandemic – National

Donald Trump is returning to a family business ravaged by pandemic shutdowns and restrictions, with revenue plunging more than 40 per cent at his Doral golf property, his Washington hotel and both his Scottish resorts over the past year. Trump’s 2020 financial disclosure released as he left office this…
10
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Child Abuse, child cyber exploitation, Child Exploitation, Child Sexual Abuse, Coronavirus, coronavirus canada, covid canada, COVID-19, online child exploitation, Sexual Abuse

Coronavirus pandemic contributed to rise in online child exploitation, Fintrac says – National

Canada’s anti-money laundering agency is flagging some telltale signs that a financial transaction could be linked to online child sexual exploitation. The federal Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, known as Fintrac, says in an operational alert issued today the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to an increase…
02
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, coronavirus beer, Coronavirus Business, Coronavirus Toronto, COVID-19, COVID-19 Toronto, Health, Red Tape Brewery, Toronto Beer, Toronto Businesses, Toronto Coronavirus, toronto covid-19

Toronto brewery overcomes coronavirus pandemic obstacles to launch business – Toronto

At 11 a.m. on opening day, mask-wearing customers are already rolling into Red Tape Brewery in Toronto‘s Upper Beaches neighbourhood. It’s been a long time coming for married business partners, Sarabeth and Sean Holden, who had planned on opening during the first half of 2020. But with construction delays,…
02
Dec
2020
Posted by: In: Bulldog Pub & Grill, Canada, Coronavirus, Coronavirus in Ontario, COVID-19, Durham, durham region, Durham region businesses, Icebar Cafe, IGreek Oshawa, Ontario Coronavirus, Oshawa, Pandemic

‘Bulldog Fiesta Passport’ program hopes to keep Durham businesses alive during holidays – Durham

As businesses in Durham region continue to fight to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic, an Oshawa restaurant has brought forward an interactive initiative to help a number of owners make it through the holiday season. Julie Eves took over Bulldog Pub & Grill in February, just before the pandemic…
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…
27
Nov
2020
Posted by: In: Blogs, Canada, Commentary, Coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, Covid19, covid19 closures, covid19 lockdown, Economy, Pandemic, Pandemic Impact, Roy Green, Small Businesses, struggling businesses

Roy Green: COVID-19 exacting excruciating pain on small business owners and workers – National

I will not soon forget the on-air call from the 73-year-old Calgary garage owner.  We were speaking with small business operators nationally about survival amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — the survival of their now-under-threat, often multi-decade enterprises. We’re all familiar with the cliché “living the dream.” Now, while…