Consumer

Walmart says COVID-19 vaccinated shoppers, workers in U.S. can go maskless

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, said Friday that it won’t require vaccinated shoppers or workers to wear a mask in its U.S. stores unless state or local laws say otherwise. Vaccinated shoppers can go maskless immediately, the company said. Vaccinated workers can stop wearing them on Tuesday. As an …

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Business owner applies twice for Ontario COVID-19 grant with no response, $40K approved after Global News call

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Alex Pilepic says he’s the only person in Canada bearing his surname, but he’s not the only small business operator in Ontario frustrated with the process of applying for COVID-19 small business grants. “This is a bloody emergency and the government is taking its sweet time in providing support …

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Greyhound Canada closure will be a ‘disaster’ for rural communities, experts say

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Several transportation experts say that Greyhound Canada’s decision to shut down bus services permanently is going to have a compounded effect on some of the country’s already most disadvantaged commuters and travellers. The decision to close the bus line’s remaining routes in Ontario and Quebec deals a heavy blow …

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Multiple COVID-19 outbreaks at Edmonton-area child-care facilities puts pressure on families

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

An Edmonton family has been stuck at home for nearly a month after one child had repeated COVID-19 exposures at daycare. “Unfortunately our son, who is three, has had two COVID exposures over the last month, so basically back-to-back quarantines for him,” parent Lindsey Warkentin said. “And then in between …

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COVID-19: Transat extends flight suspension until end of July due to ongoing travel restrictions

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Air Transat has extended the suspension of its flights until July 29, due to continued travel restrictions in Canada and abroad. The airline run by tour company Transat AT advised passengers of the extension of the suspension that was slated to end in mid-June in a travel advisory on …

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COVID-19: Outdoor gear dwindles well before summer starts in Saskatchewan

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The walls of Eb’s Source for Adventure would normally be lined with heaps of kayaks, paddleboards and life jackets at this time of year. Instead, supplies at the Saskatoon shop are running low. Read more: Cross-country ski boom: Supplies dwindle as equipment flies off shelves “Historically during the summer …

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Saskatchewan drive-in movie theatres offering nostalgia this summer

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Drive-in movies are getting ready to start up this month to offer some nostalgia under the night skies of Saskatchewan. According to Denise Kelk, the co-owner of Clearwater Drive-In, they offer a more social atmosphere than regular theatres. “In an (indoor) theatre, things tend to have to be very …

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Boathouse in Kitchener’s Victoria Park to remain closed until end of COVID-19 pandemic

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The Boathouse in Victoria Park will remain closed until after the pandemic, a spokesperson for the City of Kitchener said Tuesday. “The City has delayed issuing the request for proposal (RFP) to secure a new tenant due to the pandemic and challenges faced by our restaurant, hospitality, and entertainment …

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Desjardins drops disease-related liability, property damage coverage for some claims

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Insurance experts say consumers can expect more companies to introduce exclusions around COVID-19 after Desjardins dropped liability and property damage coverage related to communicable diseases. In an undated letter to clients, the Montreal-based company said it will not cover them in the event they are sued for spreading a …

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Winnipeg Airports Authority secures $100M bond as passenger traffic, revenue continue dropping

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Passenger traffic at the Winnipeg airport continued a downward spiral in the first quarter of 2021, as travel restrictions show no signs of abating, and the government made other moves impacting air travel. The Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) says passenger traffic for the first three months of 2021 was …

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