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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 …

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Nova Scotia offers extra $12 million to businesses hit by latest COVID-19 lockdown

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

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 4, 2021 1:07 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Nova Scotia is offering more than $12 million in additional support to businesses hit by …

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Kingston zoning bylaw would see places worship sublet space to businesses

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

As places of worship struggle to fill their seats due to COVID-19 restrictions, the City of Kingston is looking to help. Since places of worship and small business have been two of the hardest-hit sectors during the coronavirus pandemic, the city is proposing that they team up and recover …

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Coronavirus: Coffee shops battle to stay in business amid pandemic

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Shane McPherson stops to talk to a reporter in front of the Starbucks location on Front Street East in downtown Toronto. Two days before the store is scheduled to close permanently, McPherson offers an opinion about what’s going on. “I think they flooded the market too much. It’s time …

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Coronavirus: Quebec reopens non-essential businesses but curfew maintained

Coronavirus: Quebec reopens non-essential businesses but curfew maintained

Quebec Premier François Legault announced the loosening of some COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday as the number of hospitalizations and daily cases decreases. The situation has improved in recent weeks,” Legault said. “I want to thank you for that but we have to remain very careful. “We can only lift …

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‘There has to be more help’: study shows 11% of Quebec businesses at risk of shutting down – Montreal

‘There has to be more help’: study shows 11% of Quebec businesses at risk of shutting down - Montreal

Debbie Donelle owns a successful lingerie business that has two locations: one in Pointe-Claire and another on Monkland Avenue in the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, she had eight employees to help her run the stores — she’s now down to three. And she says if the closures …

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Liberals unveil details of $1 million loan fund for hard-hit businesses  – National

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Companies that want in on a new federal loan program will have to show sharp revenue declines during the pandemic and that they have already applied for other business aid. The new loans, from the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program (HASCAP), will open for applications on Monday and …

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A look inside how COVID-19 compliance checks are carried out at Durham businesses

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As the Ontario government continues to check COVID-19 health order compliance of big-box stores and grocery stores, public health inspectors have been put into overdrive checking stores across the region. Read more: Ontario to conduct weekend big-box store inspection blitz to enforce coronavirus rules Global News got a look …

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More than 200K small businesses could close permanently amid pandemic: CFIB

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More than 200,000 Canadian small businesses could shut their doors permanently due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, jeopardizing close to three million private-sector jobs in the worst-case scenario, according to a recent survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The organization estimates 181,000 small entrepreneurs are seriously …

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Over half of Metro Vancouver businesses still facing lower sales due to COVID-19: survey

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Ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic has led to 62 per cent of Metro Vancouver businesses still experiencing decreased sales volumes, according to a new survey from the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. The survey looking into the business impacts of the pandemic also found seven in 10 businesses …

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