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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 up with the high demand and keep shelves full. Whether it’s baking, knitting or sewing, some folks have used pandemic time at home to their own advantage to share their crafts — but at a price. Read more: Coronavirus: 3 dos and don’ts when it […]

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

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 neighbourhoods to transit hubs. Council voted to test the service, which will run initially as a two-year pilot project, in February. Read more: Edmonton to test on-demand transit service A total of 57 PWT shuttle buses will be part of the on-demand network during the […]

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Operation Clear Track going virtual this year for Rail Safety Week

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 be dangerous places,” says Sgt. Sean Harding of the London Police Service, Traffic Management Unit. “Whether you are a motorist, cyclist or pedestrian — do not trespass on railway tracks or property. Cross only at designated locations, and when crossing the tracks — pay attention, […]

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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 is already in place at the four largest Canadian airports — Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver — and is now being launched at the next 11 busiest airports, including Halifax Stanfield, on Sept. 23. Read more: Nova Scotia hits 10th straight day with no new […]

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Haligonians get five more weekends of access to George’s Island

Haligonians get five more weekends of access to George’s Island

Haligonians will be allowed to visit Georges Island for an additional five weekends this year. Parks Canada announced Tuesday that they’ll be extending the visitor season to the national historic site. The news comes after a high demand for tickets to the island which was not open to the public until this August after a $2 million project to build a permanent wharf was completed. The additional weekends will start Sept. 12 and stretch to the weekend of Oct. 10. Trending Stories Throughout August, Ambassatours Grey Line has been using its Harbour Queen to ferry passengers from Cable Wharf […]

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Winnipeggers get chance to weigh in on Open Streets program with some routes set to close

Winnipeggers get chance to weigh in on Open Streets program with some routes set to close

Some of the City of Winnipeg’s Open Streets active transportation routes are coming to the end of their roads after the long weekend. The 10 roadways were closed to vehicular traffic in the spring in an effort to encourage physical distancing and give Winnipeggers a safe way to get out of the house during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more: Winnipeg to keep sports fields closed, expand cycling routes during coronavirus This week the city said six of the 10 routes will be reopened to vehicular traffic after Monday. 1:19 Cycling advocate, some city councillors support active transportation extension Cycling […]

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