Economy

Coronavirus: Phase 3 restrictions see Saskatchewan restaurants, bars staying closed – Regina

Coronavirus: Phase 3 restrictions see Saskatchewan restaurants, bars staying closed - Regina

As of June 8, Phase 3 of Saskatchewan’s reopen plan begins, allowing restaurants and licensed establishments to resume operations with specific coronavirus safety measures in place. However, restaurant and bar owners say provincial public health restrictions — including operating at a fifty per cent capacity, maintaining social distancing and closing …

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Hospitality workers rally in Vancouver over concerns they will lose their jobs

Hospitality workers rally in Vancouver over concerns they will lose their jobs

Hospitality workers rallied in downtown Vancouver Wednesday, worried for their jobs as hotels prepare to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. Michelle Travis of UniteHere Local 40 says there’s concern that laid-off employees will be replaced with new hires who will be paid less. “We figured it’s going to be summer …

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Flair Airlines service to return to B.C.’s Okanagan – Okanagan

Flair Airlines service to return to B.C.’s Okanagan - Okanagan

As Kelowna International Airport experiences traffic lows it hasn’t seen in more than 20 years, one airline has announced it’s resuming service to B.C.’s Okanagan. Flair Airlines said Wednesday that it’s expanding its current route schedule, which includes flights to Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary, to also now include Kelowna …

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Bank of Canada keeps key interest rate on hold at 0.25% – National

Kenney says many Alberta school boards were planning layoffs before his government announced them

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 3, 2020 10:14 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Bank of Canada is keeping its key interest rate target on hold. The central bank says its target for …

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Toronto home sales in May up from April, but down more than half from a year ago – Toronto

Toronto home sales in May up from April, but down more than half from a year ago - Toronto

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted June 3, 2020 9:20 am Updated June 3, 2020 9:21 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO – The Toronto Regional Real Estate Board says home sales in the region …

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Coronavirus: Quebec has received 55,000 applications for long-term care jobs, Legault says – Montreal

Coronavirus: Quebec has received 55,000 applications for long-term care jobs, Legault says - Montreal

After calls for help in long-term care homes amid the novel coronavirus crisis, Quebec’s premier says 55,000 people have signed up to study and become orderlies. François Legault made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday morning, thanking those who enrolled in the three-month program slated to start in mid-June. “Thank …

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B.C. Liberals call on province to lift COVID-19 rules in areas with fewer cases

B.C. Liberals call on province to lift COVID-19 rules in areas with fewer cases

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson is asking the province to consider a “region-by-region” approach to reopening the province to speed up recovery in areas with few cases of COVID-19. In a letter sent to Premier John Horgan, Wilkinson says easing restrictions on Vancouver Island and in the Okanagan, Kootenays and …

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Lethbridge residents encouraged to ‘rediscover’ their own backyard this summer – Lethbridge

Lethbridge residents encouraged to ‘rediscover’ their own backyard this summer - Lethbridge

The Galt Museum in Lethbridge reopened its doors to the public Tuesday morning, after being closed for more than two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is an absolute thrill to welcome back our volunteers, as well as our members, and the general public back to the institution,” CEO …

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B.C. Liberals calling on government to look at lifting some restrictions in areas with low COVID-19 cases

B.C. Liberals calling on government to look at lifting some restrictions in areas with low COVID-19 cases

B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson is asking Dr. Bonnie Henry and premier John Horgan to consider “a region-by-region approach to safely opening the province” to speed up recovery in areas with low COVID-19 spread. In a letter sent to Horgan, Wilkinson details the plan explaining easing restrictions on Vancouver Island …

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Sales down, prices up as Hamilton, Burlington realtors weather the pandemic – Hamilton

Sales down, prices up as Hamilton, Burlington realtors weather the pandemic - Hamilton

Posted June 2, 2020 2:01 pm Updated June 2, 2020 2:05 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Local home sales are down significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the average sale price continues to rise. The Realtor’s …

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