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Coronavirus: Face masks to be mandatory at Sunshine Village for ski season – Calgary

Coronavirus: Face masks to be mandatory at Sunshine Village for ski season - Calgary

As the first snow of the season begins to fall at the higher elevations in the Canadian Rockies, mountain resorts are preparing for the upcoming season with more stringent COVID-19 protocols. Sunshine Village has been closed since early March, and mountain officials said they have been working alongside Alberta …

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‘Record-breaking visitation’: Kelowna sees a jump in the number of overnight visitors

‘Record-breaking visitation’: Kelowna sees a jump in the number of overnight visitors

Despite COVID-19, more people made overnight trips to Kelowna in June and July than for the same months last year. According to Tourism Kelowna, July saw a 35-per cent increase in overnight total visitor trips. “We technically had record-breaking visitation,” Tourism Kelowna president Lisanne Ballantyne said. However, hotel occupancy rates …

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‘Customers feel safer’: Lethbridge businesses respond to new mask bylaw – Lethbridge

‘Customers feel safer’: Lethbridge businesses respond to new mask bylaw - Lethbridge

Graham Black, assistant manager of Lethbridge’s Bread Milk and Honey Cafe, has heard some businesses are getting flack for sticking to the new mandatory mask bylaw.  He says for them, it’s not the case. “Today is Day One, fingers crossed,” Black said. “I’ve seen and heard stories about it, but …

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Technology is a key to recovery for area businesses: Kawartha Lakes task force – Peterborough

Technology is a key to recovery for area businesses: Kawartha Lakes task force - Peterborough

According to the economic development department in the City of Kawartha Lakes, 57 per cent of local businesses have seen an overall reduction in their workforce or revenue due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Those numbers were provided to the electronic meeting of the economic recovery task force on Tuesday. …

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Coronavirus: Northumberland County economic recovery task force delivers final recommendations – Peterborough

Coronavirus: Northumberland County economic recovery task force delivers final recommendations - Peterborough

When it comes to recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, the Northumberland Economic Recovery Task Force has identified six recommendations that need to be addressed. In its final report, the task force incorporated its first three recommendations that were shared on June 4. Those included tackling the broadband deficits across the …

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Montreal-based Tristan latest Canadian fashion retailer to seek creditor protection

Montreal-based Tristan latest Canadian fashion retailer to seek creditor protection

Montreal-based retailer Boutique Tristan & Iseut Inc. is seeking creditor protection. The company behind the Tristan fashion brand filed a notice of intention on July 21 to file a proposal under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, according to documents posted online by trustee MNP Ltd. MNP says the notice is …

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Victoria businesses say government is ‘potentially ruining’ them by buying their building to house homeless – BC

Victoria businesses say government is ‘potentially ruining’ them by buying their building to house homeless - BC

A pair of Victoria businesses are claiming the province’s purchase of hotels in Victoria to house the homeless could destroy their livelihoods. The province purchased Paul’s Motor Inn, a 75-room motel in Victoria, to temporarily house people without homes during the pandemic. Paul’s Diner by Foi Epi is currently leasing …

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COVID-19 pandemic could mean permanent closures for Plus-15 businesses in Calgary – Calgary

COVID-19 pandemic could mean permanent closures for Plus-15 businesses in Calgary - Calgary

As Albertans have slowly headed back to public places, downtown office towers in Calgary are still very quiet. The Plus-15 walkway system downtown had been bustling with activity leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic and now it is nearly empty. Brian Baisi planned to open up his restaurant in the …

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Businesses reliant on Calgary Stampede suffering this week – Calgary

Businesses reliant on Calgary Stampede suffering this week - Calgary

Countless businesses rely on the 10 days of the Calgary Stampede to fuel their bottom line. Because the event is cancelled this year due to COVID-19, those businesses are feeling a big impact Smithbilt Hats has a long-standing history dating back to 1919. Typically over Stampede they sell over 4,000 …

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Downtown Kelowna to feature ‘new look’ with Bernard Avenue patio program starting June 29 – Okanagan

Downtown Kelowna to feature ‘new look’ with Bernard Avenue patio program starting June 29 - Okanagan

Downtown Kelowna will have a different look next week, with Bernard Avenue closing to traffic. Starting Monday, June 29, Bernard Avenue will be closed to vehicles between Abbott and St. Paul streets. A small section of Abbott Street, as it turns into Bernard, and Mill Street will also be closed. …

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