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COVID-19 pandemic affecting financial confidence, debt in Saskatchewan: report

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of our daily lives in Saskatchewan, including personal finances. A recent report conducted by MNP found people’s economic pain has carried over from last year. Financial experts say much of the anxiety people are feeling is a result of the pandemic, including …

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Nisku diner struggling to pay rent gets massive boost after plea for help – Edmonton

Nisku diner struggling to pay rent gets massive boost after plea for help - Edmonton

The crippling financial impacts of COVID-19 may be far from over, but that isn’t stopping the generosity of Albertans. South of Edmonton, in the Nisku industrial area, Saskitoba Diner is a family-run business serving traditional diner food with an emphasis on Ukrainian favourites. The diner opened at the end …

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Coronavirus: Industries left out of Manitoba’s reopening plans want more explanation – Winnipeg

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Local businesses forced to stay closed over the weekend say they want the Manitoba Government to tell them why. On Saturday, Manitoba public health loosened restrictions in most of the province, from level red COVID-19 lock down measures implemented in November. Retail businesses opened with non-essential items once again …

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Over half of Metro Vancouver businesses still facing lower sales due to COVID-19: survey

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Ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic has led to 62 per cent of Metro Vancouver businesses still experiencing decreased sales volumes, according to a new survey from the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. The survey looking into the business impacts of the pandemic also found seven in 10 businesses …

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Southern Alberta businesses find success opening during pandemic – Lethbridge

Southern Alberta businesses find success opening during pandemic - Lethbridge

Starting a business in a pandemic is a daunting prospect, but for some in southern Alberta, the conditions fostered a perfect storm. “We watched all the worldwide support for bookstores and books and shopping local, and we just thought the business model was still sound,” owner of Lethbridge bookstore …

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COVID-19: Calgary hair salon considers opening despite public health orders – Calgary

COVID-19: Calgary hair salon considers opening despite public health orders - Calgary

True You Salon & Spa in Calgary is considering opening its doors Monday despite public health orders that forbid it from doing so. “It’s nerve-racking — we would 100 per cent get supporters and we would 100 per cent get backlash,” said True You Salon & Spa’s Adam Spence. …

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Kenney expresses support for safe travel during COVID-19 pandemic despite his government’s website advisory

Kenney expresses support for safe travel during COVID-19 pandemic despite his government’s website advisory

Amid a public outcry over members of his government ignoring an advisory to avoid non-essential travel, Premier Jason Kenney suggested Wednesday that he is in favour of people travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic if they do so safely. “I think we need to support safe travel,” he said in …

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COVID-19: 2 Lethbridge businesses state intent to reopen on social media despite public health order

COVID-19: 2 Lethbridge businesses state intent to reopen on social media despite public health order

A pair of Lethbridge businesses have announced their intent to reopen on social media, despite public health restrictions remaining in place across Alberta. The restrictions are aimed at slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, which health experts say has put incredible strain on the province’s health-care system. The …

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COVID-19 means a ‘weird’ year for Alberta brewing industry

Cans of beer being packaged at Analog Brewing in Edmonton, Alta.

When the pandemic first hit, Analog Brewing owners Adam Corsault and Bryan Launier didn’t know what to expect. As 2020 winds to a close, they still don’t know. “It’s a weird year,” Launier said. “Very weird. “The last nine months have been an adventure, that’s for sure,” Corsault said. …

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Highway crash delays shipment of Manitoba-made hospital beds to B.C.

A photo showing the hospital beds after the crashed semi was overturned.

A Canadian company that’s helping produce emergency response hospital beds says a truck carrying some of its products crashed in B.C.’s Southern Interior this week. The accident along the Trans-Canada Highway happened on Monday night, near Sorrento, with the semi landing on its side in the ditch. No one …

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