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Regina arts organization looking for artists for Albert St. underpass mural

Regina arts organization looking for artists for Albert St. underpass mural

A Regina organization is in search of artists to help create a mural in the foot tunnel underneath the north section of the Albert Street Memorial Bridge. The idea was inspired by local runner and musician Jeffery Straker, who posted the idea to social media after jogging through the tunnel. Straker estimates he’s run through the tunnel a thousand times in the last 10 years and kept noticing city employees painting over or washing off graffiti. During the 2020 mayoral campaign he heard then-candidate Sandra Masters talk about efficiencies. “I thought, wow, what if we reimagined this whole thing […]

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Coronavirus: City of Winnipeg extends temporary patio registration program for restaurants

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With COVID-19 restaurant restrictions still in place, the City of Winnipeg is extending its temporary patio registration program through the upcoming summer season to help businesses pivot. “The extension of the program will allow registered eligible businesses to operate under the summer temporary patio program from April 1st to October 31, 2021,” said the City of Winnipeg’s emergency operations centre manager, Jay Shaw. Read more: Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine yet in Manitoba? How to book it and where to go Last year, 64 local businesses registered for operation under the new program. The city noted restaurants wanting […]

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Billionaire offering ‘free ticket to the moon’ on SpaceX Starship

Billionaire offering ‘free ticket to the moon’ on SpaceX Starship

A Japanese billionaire is looking to fill some seats on his SpaceX rocket to the moon. You in? Eccentric fashion designer Yusaku Maezawa has launched an international search for eight people to join him on the planned voyage around the moon, which Elon Musk hopes to accomplish as soon as 2023. Read more: Who is Yusaku Maezawa, SpaceX’s first billionaire moon passenger? Maezawa, 45, announced the search on his Twitter account Tuesday in his latest high-stakes social media stunt. The announcement was short on details, but Maezawa has previously billed his “dearMoon” expedition as a trip that will include […]

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Coronavirus: 14 new cases, 18 presumed variants for Peterborough and area

COVID-19 data for Tuesday, March 2.

Peterborough Public Health reports 14 new cases of COVID-19 in its jurisdiction along with 18 “presumed” variant of concern cases on Tuesday. The data was posted around 4:33 p.m. on the health unit’s daily COVID-19 tracker website. Some of the new cases are linked to the active outbreak declared Saturday at Severn Court Student Residence in Peterborough’s west end. As of noon Tuesday, there were 34 active cases among Fleming College and Trent University students. Read more: COVID-19: Outbreak cases jump to 34 at Peterborough student residence As of Tuesday, there are now 62 active cases in the health […]

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Nova Scotia announces $7M in property tax relief for small business owners

Nova Scotia announces $7M in property tax relief for small business owners

The Nova Scotia government has launched a property tax rebate program for small businesses that have suffered as a result of COVID-19 shutdowns. The province announced $7 million in property tax relief on Tuesday, allowing business to claim a rebate of a portion of the property taxes paid. Businesses can choose between a $1,000 rebate or 50 per cent of the commercial property taxes paid in the last six months of the 2020-21 tax year. “This is much-needed help and the rebate will make a difference,” said Jennie Dobbs, owner of Morris East Restaurant and Wine Bar, in a […]

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Over 31,000 Alberta seniors get first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 291 new cases identified Monday

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Alberta’s chief medical officer of health said more than 31,000 eligible Alberta seniors have received their first doses of COVID-19 vaccines, less than one week after Phase 1B of eligibility opened up. Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Monday that to date, more than 235,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered and more than 88,000 Albertans have been fully immunized. Seniors 75 and older became eligible to receive the vaccine on Feb. 24. Since then, more than 123,000 seniors have made appointments to receive their first dose and more than 31,000 seniors had received their first dose by […]

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