Restaurants

Regina restaurants get ready for in-person dining to resume on Monday

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

As the Saskatchewan government is loosening COVID-19 health restrictions around dining-in services on Monday, Regina restaurant staff say they’re looking forward to welcoming back patrons, especially after going through yet another tough partial closure. “So, honestly the closure felt a lot longer than seven weeks, our sales were much …

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Montreal restaurants stage ‘symbolic re-opening’ to promote businesses

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

After a devastating year of closures, takeout and layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Montreal’s restaurants, bars and clubs planned a “symbolic re-opening” on Saturday. The goal was for participating restaurants across the city to allow people inside the establishments to take a quick tour, look at the menus …

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Reaction mixed to Manitoba’s new restrictions as calls for financial support grow

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

As Manitoba gets set to implement new health orders Sunday, some say the province financially supporting those impacted by the measures needs to be the next step. Executive director of the Manitoba Restaurant and Foodservices Association Shaun Jeffrey says Friday hit hard after the announcement restaurants and bars would …

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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 …

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7 week lockdown required to eliminate new COVID-19 cases: Alberta biologist

Dr. Gosia Gasperowicz, U of C. Developmental Biologist, shows how a seven week lockdown will drop new COVID-19 cases to zero in Alberta.

Alberta could get to the point of no new COVID-19 cases in seven weeks, according to University of Calgary developmental biologist Malgorzata (Gosia) Gasperowicz. Gasperowicz said to achieve that feat all non-essential businesses would need to close and all international and inter-provincial travellers would have to quarantine. “If we …

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‘I don’t even know if we’d stay open’: Moncton’s burger festival helping restaurants survive COVID-19 – New Brunswick

‘I don’t even know if we’d stay open’: Moncton’s burger festival helping restaurants survive COVID-19 - New Brunswick

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions forcing dining rooms to close in the area, Moncton’s annual burger festival is continuing in its fourth year. “It’s hundreds of burgers, every single day,” says Jennifer Somers, the general manager of Cheers Beverage Room. “Day in and day out, it’s awesome.” News …

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B.C. bucks national trend by adding 3,800 jobs in December

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Jobs numbers are once again up in British Columbia as the province slowly works through the COVID-19 recovery. Statistics Canada said Friday that 3,800 net jobs were added to the provincial economy. Overall, B.C. added 24,000 full-time jobs while 20,000 part-time jobs disappeared. This is the eighth straight month …

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Halifax restaurants prepare to reopen as COVID-19 restrictions lift Monday – Halifax

Staff at Battery Park prepare a take-out order

Restaurants and licensed establishments in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) have been closed for over a month. As COVID-19 cases rose during the second wave, the province ordered all restaurants and bars in the Halifax region to stop in-person dining. At the time the restriction was only expected to …

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Edmonton restaurants encourage pick-up orders as dine-in closes – Edmonton

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Two independent Edmonton restaurants say they’re feeling better prepared heading into a second closure, as Alberta’s COVID-19 public health restrictions take effect this weekend, than they did in the spring. However, they’ll still need support to get through the holidays. READ MORE: Alberta’s new COVID-19 measures ban in-person dining, outdoor …

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New Brunswick looks to allow alcohol in food delivery or takeout orders beyond COVID-19 – New Brunswick

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The New Brunswick government has introduced amendments to the Liquor Control Act which would allow licensed establishments to sell alcohol as part of delivery or takeout orders. The measures were already announced back on April 16, but that was only as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic under the …

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