Economy

Air Canada reports $1.3-billion Q1 loss as pandemic continues to limit travel

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

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 7, 2021 8:59 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Air Canada reported a loss of $1.3 billion in its first quarter compared with a …

Read More »

Alberta restauranteurs hope for reimbursement in light of COVID-19 patio ban

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

Laura Coles, Prairie Dog Brewing co-owner, said they just secured approvals from their landlord and spent $10,000 for their new outdoor dining space, only to have it shut down in days. “This was the silver lining.” “We wake up every morning thinking: What are we going to do with …

Read More »

Bombardier sees profit jump as wealthy travelers return to flying

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

By Ankit Ajmera and Allison Lampert Reuters Posted May 6, 2021 9:05 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada’s Bombardier reported a 43 per cent increase in quarterly adjusted profit on …

Read More »

Alberta restaurant owners frustrated as COVID-19 closures cut into prime patio season

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

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 5, 2021 3:55 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta bar and restaurant owners say they’re frustrated their patios are being forced to close …

Read More »

COVID-19: Doctor, businesses react to new Alberta restrictions

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

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced new restrictions on Tuesday, moving students online and closing patios among other measures amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. Read more: Schools go online as Alberta adds more COVID-19 restrictions for 3 weeks Dr. Stephanie Smith, an infectious disease physician at the University of …

Read More »

Alberta’s economy hardest hit of all Canadian provinces in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic

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

In a year where no province was spared a devastating economic blow from the COVID-19 pandemic, Alberta was by far the hardest hit. Numbers released this week by Statistics Canada show Alberta’s GDP shrank 8.2 per cent in 2020. The next hardest hit were Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador, …

Read More »

Marketing experts weigh in on Alberta’s brand during 3rd wave of COVID-19

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

Tourism is multi-billion dollar business in this province, the attraction of Alberta is not to be under-valued. But many feel the outside optics of how the politicians are operating in the midst of a third wave are ruining the province’s reputation. “I think this is damaging the Alberta brand,” …

Read More »

Suncor delays planned maintenance as COVID-19 cases surge in Fort McMurray area

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

Suncor Energy Inc. will delay a planned maintenance shutdown at its Base Plant oilsands mine upgrader in view of surging COVID-19 outbreaks that led to a state of emergency being declared last week for the Fort McMurray area of northern Alberta. CEO Mark Little says the delay of the …

Read More »

Calgary dry cleaning business helps jobseekers having ‘a rough time’ during pandemic

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

Over the past 15 years running a dry cleaning business in Calgary, Johathan Kim and his son David have come to know how looking good can make you feel good. “You could feel a lot more confident in a freshly cleaned and pressed outfit, rather than something you’ve had …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »