Economy

Regina restaurants get ready for in-person dining to resume on Monday

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

As the Saskatchewan government is loosening COVID-19 health restrictions around dining-in services on Monday, Regina restaurant staff say they’re looking forward to welcoming back patrons, especially after going through yet another tough partial closure. “So, honestly the closure felt a lot longer than seven weeks, our sales were much …

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Labour groups launch boycott of 2 B.C. hotels over pandemic firings

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

The heavyweights of B.C.’s labour movement are launching a boycott of a pair of hotels they say are using the COVID-19 pandemic to attack workers rights. The BC Federation of Labour and the BC Government Employees and Services Union say they’ll pull their business, worth millions of dollars per …

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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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‘We might not make it’ seasonal businesses react to province extending the stay-at-home order

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

With the announcement that Ontario would be extending the stay-at-home-order, outdoor recreation businesses in southwestern Ontario are losing patience, and looking at potentially losing it all. On Thursday, Premier Doug Ford extended Ontario’s stay-at-home order another two weeks to June 2. This comes as the order was set to …

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East Hamilton Radio dealing with repeated vandalism, as well as COVID-19 impacts

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

It’s been an especially rough couple of weeks for a 90-year-old Hamilton business. East Hamilton Radio says it is dealing with repeated vandalism, causing tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage, in addition to a 30 per cent drop in revenues because of government lockdowns. EHR Manager Jason …

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Landscaping, pool companies say demand is at an all-time high ahead of 2nd COVID-19 summer

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

As people prepare for their second COVID-19 summer, the increased demand for landscaping, grills and pools has not slowed down since last year. With more people staying home amid the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, landscaping companies and those that sell outdoor recreation items like pools and barbecues say business …

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Alberta program allows small and medium business to apply for COVID-19 rapid tests

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

Small and medium businesses can now get access to COVID-19 rapid testing kits through their local chamber of commerce. According to a Wednesday news release from the province, interested businesses can apply to receive the kits directly from their chamber. “This partnership gives businesses another leg up to move …

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COVID-19: London, Ont., businesses brace for potential stay-at-home order extension

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

Small businesses in London are once again forced to grapple with uncertainty as Ontarians await confirmation on whether or not the provincewide stay-at-home order will be extended. The order is set to expire on May 20, but sources informed Global News this week that the province is considering pushing …

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Ontario businesses bristle at potential COVID-19 stay-at-home order extension

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

The light at the end of the tunnel may not be as bright as businesses had been expecting as Ontario’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order, scheduled to expire on May 20, may be extended. The provincewide restrictions have forced businesses, like personal care services and most gymst, to stay closed. Other …

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‘It’s so frustrating’: Small businesses struggling to get money from Ontario support grant

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

Delays in the Ontario government’s Small Business Support Grant are a big source of “frustration” for many small businesses awaiting funds during the province’s latest shutdown. The application process for the grant, first announced at the end of 2020, opened in mid-January. It offers between $10,000 and $20,000 to …

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