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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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WestJet backs away from labour code exemption that would facilitate mass layoffs

WestJet backs away from labour code exemption that would facilitate mass layoffs

WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it has halted its pursuit of a labour code exemption that would have facilitated mass layoffs. WestJet aviation security manager Jared Mikoch-Gerke told the House of Commons health committee Monday the airline had revoked its request for exemption from Canada Labour Code provisions that require 16 …

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The New Reality: COVID-19 creating a boom time for some industries – National

The New Reality: COVID-19 creating a boom time for some industries - National

Alex Dugal is going all in on medical masks. The entrepreneur believes face coverings will be in demand even after a vaccine is found for COVID-19, so he’s invested half a million dollars renting warehouse space in Ottawa. He’s also hiring staff and importing a mask-making machine from China. The …

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Edmonton RV company sees spike in sales amid travel restrictions

Edmonton RV company sees spike in sales amid travel restrictions

With the Canada-U.S. border still closed, Albertans have been forced to cancel trips planned before the COVID-19 pandemic and some are turning it into an opportunity to explore their own backyard with an RV. “There wasn’t very many people coming through the stores in late March and early April, and …

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Calgary bike shops see supply shortage as sales soar amid COVID-19 pandemic – Calgary

Calgary bike shops see supply shortage as sales soar amid COVID-19 pandemic - Calgary

As health restrictions remain in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, many Calgarians have taken up cycling to get outside and get exercise. The recent surge in new cyclists has been apparent at bike shops across the city, with many stores’ supply unable to meet the demand. “We’ve definitely …

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Canadian ranchers and feedlots worried about future impact of COVID-19

Canadian ranchers and feedlots worried about future impact of COVID-19

A cacophony of bellowing cattle makes it hard to hear the other hoof drop, but rancher Bruce Bird knows that it’s coming. Bird runs a cow-calf operation and had to shout to be heard during annual branding last week on his ranch near Cremona, 80 kilometres northwest of Calgary. Over …

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‘The numbers don’t lie:’ Restaurant owners feel toll over coronavirus closures – National

‘The numbers don’t lie:’ Restaurant owners feel toll over coronavirus closures - National

Michael Raviele agonized for hours over how to break the news to his loyal customers before finally announcing at 4:30 a.m. on May 15 that he was closing Il Gatto Nero, the Italian restaurant his father first opened some six decades prior. “I did that road for 18 years — …

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Alberta hotels facing ‘sad reality’ of permanent closure because of COVID-19 pandemic

Alberta hotels facing ‘sad reality’ of permanent closure because of COVID-19 pandemic

At a time when they’d normally be gearing up for the busy summer season, many Alberta hotels are instead struggling to survive, and some of them may end up going out of business because of the COVID-19 crisis. Hotel Arts in downtown Calgary is one hotel dealing with the pandemic, …

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Saint John hotel recognizes essential workers – New Brunswick

Saint John hotel recognizes essential workers - New Brunswick

Posted May 28, 2020 4:42 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Employees and friends of a Saint John hotel spent much of Thursday afternoon visiting 25 locations throughout the city to say “thank you” to essential workers …

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