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Some Alberta businesses taking extra COVID-19 precautions as cases surge

Some Alberta businesses taking extra COVID-19 precautions as cases surge

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 23, 2020 6:16 pm     Updated November 23, 2020 6:18 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Some Alberta businesses …

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‘This is a huge loss’: Director of Craft N.S. says 60% of crafters seeing drop in sales – Halifax

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COVID-19 has impacted nearly every industry in Nova Scotia, including crafters and craft organizations who rely on retail shows and exhibitions to showcase and sell their work. The senior director at Craft Nova Scotia, Andrea Saint-Pierre, said their organization, which encourages and promotes the craft movement in the province, …

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From masks to tests, Calgary companies stepping up in COVID-19 fight

From masks to tests, Calgary companies stepping up in COVID-19 fight

From versatile rapid testing to made-at-home mask production, two Calgary businesses have pivoted their business plans to provide help as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Alberta. First Defence has been a distributor based in Calgary since 2015, and spent the early days of the pandemic importing medical supplies …

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COVID-19: Christmas light installers busy as people try to ‘raise up spirits’ during pandemic – Calgary

COVID-19: Christmas light installers busy as people try to ‘raise up spirits’ during pandemic - Calgary

Walking through her Calgary neighbourhood on Thursday, Jackie Probe was glad to see Christmas light installers at work during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Oh yeah, this year it’s really important to raise up spirits,” Probe said. “Add sparkle to the neighbourhood, to the community, to the city so it makes …

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Lethbridge businesses discuss impacts of new COVID-19 restrictions – Lethbridge

Lethbridge businesses discuss impacts of new COVID-19 restrictions - Lethbridge

On Thursday, the government of Alberta announced new restrictions to deal with the rising number of cases of COVID-19 in the province. The new measures will impact gathering sizes, restaurants, fitness classes, churches and more. During a news conference in which he spoke via teleconference, Premier Jason Kenney said …

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Alberta business owners try to balance protection of their livelihood and their lives

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For two years, a mother and daughter team have been running their own boutique bakery in Calgary. With finesse and fondness, they’ve built a dream and they are very protective of what they’ve accomplished. Cait Gerber and her mom, Kelly, have created a loyal following of clientele but are …

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Cooler weather brings more concern for some Calgary restaurant owners – Calgary

Cooler weather brings more concern for some Calgary restaurant owners - Calgary

It may not be officially over, but many Calgary restaurants have decided to pull the plug on patio season. The City of Calgary allowed restaurants to expand their patios onto sidewalks back in May — without having to pay any permit fees — in an effort to help boost …

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Kingston businesses react to federal ban on single-use plastics – Kingston

Kingston businesses react to federal ban on single-use plastics - Kingston

The clock is now ticking for businesses when it comes to finding alternatives to single-use plastics. On Wednesday, the federal government announced that it is moving to fulfill a promise to ban single-use plastics by the end of 2021. For many Kingston-area businesses, the move comes as no shock as …

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Winnipeg’s taxi industry meets with city’s mayor, voices coronavirus challenges – Winnipeg

Winnipeg’s taxi industry meets with city’s mayor, voices coronavirus challenges - Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Community Taxi Association met with Mayor Brian Bowman Thursday to discuss challenges the industry has faced during COVID-19, and their hopes of working with the city to continue to provide essential services. The taxi industry in Winnipeg says they experienced a drastic drop in revenue due to …

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Expect to see more Regina business closures in coming months, says local Chamber – Regina

Expect to see more Regina business closures in coming months, says local Chamber - Regina

Another Regina business has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a local business association says it likely won’t be the last. After temporarily closing during the pandemic lockdown, Hunter Gatherer Vegetarian Diner will not reopen, according to a Facebook post Tuesday. “It’s with a heavy heart that I …

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