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…
28
Oct
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Cyndi Vos, Economy, Lethbridge, lethbridge businesses, Lethbridge Chamber Of Commerce, more than half of Lethbridge businesses feel optimistic about the next six months, Pandemic, YQL

Many Lethbridge businesses feel optimistic about future: Chamber of Commerce – Lethbridge

Many Lethbridge businesses are feeling optimistic about the future, according to a new survey conducted by the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. The survey aimed to grasp an understanding of the financial health and satisfaction of local businesses. Highlights from the survey indicate 52 per cent of respondents are expecting…
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…
27
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Economy, Money, ottawa board of trade, Ottawa Business, Ottawa business confidence, Ottawa business growth, Ottawa Coronavirus, Ottawa COVID-19, Ottawa economy, pandemic economy, Sueling Ching

COVID-19 pandemic devastated Ottawa business confidence: survey – Ottawa

Ottawa business leaders who were previously high on the city’s economic potential had their expectations devastated by the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest annual survey tracking business confidence in the nation’s capital. The Welch LLP Ottawa Business Growth Survey (OBGS) is a collaboration between the accounting firm and…
23
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: Coronavirus Toronto, COVID-19 Toronto, Economy, Toronto Apartments, Toronto Condos, Toronto Economy, Toronto Real Estate, Toronto Rentals

Toronto rental market turned upside down by coronavirus pandemic, hands power to tenants

TORONTO — Landlords are lining up to sign Rees Nam and their partner as tenants, even though the two have already found an apartment in Toronto — a far cry from when Nam was last on the hunt, two years ago. Back then, it took a personal connection for Nam…
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…