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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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N.B. to consider hotel quarantine exemptions on ‘case-by-case basis’: province

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

Eight days after announcing non-essential travellers entering New Brunswick would need to isolate at a designated hotel, the provincial government announced it will consider exemptions on a “case-by-case basis.” People will still need to isolate for 14 days, but the decision to allow for some exceptions was announced in …

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Latest COVID-19 lockdown costing Quebec jobs according to study – Montreal

Latest COVID-19 lockdown costing Quebec jobs according to study - Montreal

The second wave of COVID-19 is costing Quebec jobs, according to the latest findings by the Institut du Québec (IDQ). The survey, conducted in October 2020, identified 207,000 people currently out of work because of the latest COVID-19 confinement measures, compared to 140,000 who were out of work seven …

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Victoria businesses say government is ‘potentially ruining’ them by buying their building to house homeless – BC

Victoria businesses say government is ‘potentially ruining’ them by buying their building to house homeless - BC

A pair of Victoria businesses are claiming the province’s purchase of hotels in Victoria to house the homeless could destroy their livelihoods. The province purchased Paul’s Motor Inn, a 75-room motel in Victoria, to temporarily house people without homes during the pandemic. Paul’s Diner by Foi Epi is currently leasing …

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High occupancy rates for Okanagan hotels: ‘It has rebounded beyond expectations’

High occupancy rates for Okanagan hotels: ‘It has rebounded beyond expectations’

Business is back. Okanagan hotel rooms emptied by the coronavirus pandemic are now filling up with guests. “In all honesty, the recovery has been way quicker than what we ever anticipated,” said Brent Lavery, Eldorado Resort’s general manager. “We’re glad to say that it has rebounded beyond expectations.” Related …

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‘This is unprecedented’: B.C.’s hotel industry takes a huge hit during coronavirus crisis

‘This is unprecedented’: B.C.’s hotel industry takes a huge hit during coronavirus crisis

As tourism has tumbled amid the COVID-19 crisis, waves of hotels across B.C. have emptied of guests and then shuttered their doors. “Every day has been a little bit more surreal, quite honestly,” Eldorado Resort general manager Brent Lavery said. “The morning that we wake up to today, tomorrow is …

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