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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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Deadly Dan Sauces heating up amid pandemic

Deadly Dan Sauces heating up amid pandemic

Dan Belhumeur’s photography career was put on hold nearly a year ago. When pandemic restrictions came into effect, the photographer found himself laid off, without a job. “I’ve been in the photography industry for 20 years,” he said. “I just looked hard in the mirror and said, you know …

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COVID-19: Some Edmonton businesses choosing to close or scale back services during pandemic – Edmonton

COVID-19: Some Edmonton businesses choosing to close or scale back services during pandemic - Edmonton

Northern Chicken has been closed for nearly two weeks after two employees tested positive for COVID-19. “This isn’t a joke, two weeks is hard for us,” said Andrew Cowan, who is a part-owner of the eatery. When the Edmonton restaurant reopens Sunday, it will be take-out only. This decision …

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London, Ont., businesses issue plea for local support amid pandemic – London

London, Ont., businesses issue plea for local support amid pandemic - London

Business owners in London, Ont., gathered at Toboggan Brewing Co. on Wednesday to share the struggles they’ve faced amid the COVID-19 pandemic and issue a plea for local support. The news conference, which saw owners from a number of industries including restaurant, retail and optometry, comes as the city …

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Behind the counter: Taking a look at Pierrefonds-Roxboro’s Gamerz Café – Montreal

A section of Gamerz Café’s board game collection on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Pamela Pagano/Global News.

You can visit Gamerz Café in Montreal’s West Island over 100 times and still never play the same game. “We have an entire wall of board games and I consider our collection to be a small one,” said Nik Bakhshalian, co-owner of the store, which has been located in Pierrefonds …

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Behind the counter: Taking a look at Plaza Saint-Hubert’s Dracolite shop – Montreal

Colourful masks, jewelry, and clothing displayed in Dracolite’s shop on Aug. 11, 2020. Pamela Pagano/ Global News

It was 1999 when Véronique Lortie fell in love — in love with swords, witchcraft, and medieval clothing to be precise. “I entered a medieval store…and I fell in love with this universe that I had only seen in movies,” said Lortie, designer and co-owner of Dracolite in Montreal. “It …

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Plaza Saint-Hubert merchants feel supported while dealing with construction, coronavirus woes – Montreal

Plaza Saint-Hubert pedestrian glances at construction workers who continue St-Hubert Street’s roadwork on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020.

It’s a challenge being a merchant in the Plaza Saint-Hubert and not just due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Little Italy shopping destination on St-Hubert Street is part of a $50-million construction project put in place by the city back in 2018. “It is a blessing in disguise,” said Véronique …

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Behind the counter: Taking a look at Monkland Avenue’s Sparkles shop – Montreal

Jars of assorted candy sit on Sparkles’ shelf on Aug. 4, 2020. Pamela Pagano/ Global News

The sign said “closed” but that did not stop a group of children from running down the steps and entering the candy shop. “We weren’t expecting to open that day,” said Claire Himo, owner of Sparkles. “They were so happy to finally get a candy store in their neighbourhood.” Located …

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Regina Farmers’ Market reopening downtown with crowd limits, social distancing – Regina

Regina Farmers’ Market reopening downtown with crowd limits, social distancing - Regina

The Regina Farmers’ Market will return to its outdoor home downtown this weekend, but it won’t quite be business as usual. The open-air market is back for its 45th season at City Square Plaza on June 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the same hours it will operate on …

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Capitol Music Club looking to community for help amid COVID-19 pandemic – Saskatoon

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

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused much stress for many local businesses who fall into the Phase 3 and 4 categories of Saskatchewan’s reopening plans, due to the unknown timeline of their return to operation. One of those local businesses is the Capitol Music Club, which has turned to a GoFundMe …

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