Turning your DIY projects and COVID 19 downtime into cash

Turning your DIY projects and COVID-19 downtime into cash

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out creativity in many people as a result of being quarantined at home. Global News reported back in March that baking-related search items were popular on Google and grocery stores experienced an increase in flour and sugar purchases. This led flour manufacturers to work overtime in order to keep…

Lions Lair 2020 online paint store wins Hamilton innovation contest

Lion’s Lair 2020: online paint store wins Hamilton innovation contest

A Hamilton-based online paint store, which boasts being Canada’s first, has taken top prize with the Innovation Factory’s annual Lion’s Lair competition. The e-retailer picked up the $30,000 prize for providing a convenient online portal to 60 of the most popular colours of high-quality, made-in-Canada paints. CEO and co-founder Jill Torrance said the business model…

Edmonton selects companies to run on demand transit for 2021 pilot

Edmonton selects companies to run on-demand transit for 2021 pilot project

The city announced Wednesday that it has found two providers for an on-demand bus service set to launch in Edmonton in 2021. Edmonton Transit Service selected shuttle company Pacific Western Transportation (PWT) and Via, a company that designs ride-based apps and systems, to run a shuttle bus program that will connect residents in some…

Operation Clear Track going virtual this year for Rail Safety

Operation Clear Track going virtual this year for Rail Safety Week

Law enforcement agencies in London and across North America are joining forces for another year to educate the public on rail safety. Operation Clear Track, which happens annually during Rail Safety Week, aims to reduce the number of railway crossings and trespassing incidents in Canada and the U.S. “Railway tracks have the potential to…

Avoid trick or treating due to coronavirus this Halloween CDC says

Avoid trick-or-treating due to coronavirus this Halloween, CDC says

The scariest thing on Halloween night will be the invisible threat of COVID-19, and adults and children should change their plans to minimize that danger, according to new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The top U.S. health agency issued a new set of coronavirus safety recommendations on its…

Halifax airport to implement temperature screenings next week

Halifax airport to implement temperature screenings next week

On Sept. 23, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) will begin temperature screening at Halifax Stanfield as part of its response to COVID-19. According to CATSA, the screenings are for both passengers and airport workers entering the secure area at Halifax Stanfield. A spokesperson for the airport, Tiffany Chase, said the temperature screening…