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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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Coronavirus: Kingston, Ont., retail stores reopen doors to customers – Kingston

Coronavirus: Kingston, Ont., retail stores reopen doors to customers - Kingston

The streets of downtown Kingston, Ont., were filled with shoppers on Tuesday, the first day retail stores could open their doors to customers. Last week, the province announced retail stores outside shopping malls, which have their own entrances and can follow physical distancing measures, were allowed to open after the …

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Regina bicycle shops busy with services, sales during COVID-19 pandemic

Regina bicycle shops busy with services, sales during COVID-19 pandemic

Regina’s Dutch Cycle has been closed to the public for nearly six weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but business is far from stagnant. University student Rishabh Prasad was one of two new bicycle owners picking up their wheels outside the shop Monday morning. “A lot of my friends have …

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Coronavirus: Cathedral Village Arts Festival offers virtual market, livestreamed performances

The 2020 Cathedral Village Arts Festival had 275 original vendors slated for its street fair.

From a neighbourhood parade to live performances and a street fair, the Cathedral Village Arts Festival (CVAF) offers the best of everything that is currently restricted due to the novel coronavirus. Back in March, the festival’s planning committee announced the week-long event, running May 18-23, would transform for 2020. “Not …

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