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Stephen Avenue makeover: learn more at virtual open house Tuesday night

Stephen Avenue makeover: learn more at virtual open house Tuesday night

The City of Calgary is hosting a virtual open house on Tuesday evening to update citizens on the redesign of Stephen Avenue. The pedestrian walkway is arguably Calgary’s most iconic street, featuring stores, restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs. The city announced last spring that it was working with the Calgary Downtown Association to revamp Stephen Avenue between City Hall and the Mewata Armoury. READ MORE: Stephen Avenue makeover to create a ’21st-century experience’: City of Calgary Tuesday’s presentation serves as a chance for the city to share the results of a public realm study. Trending Stories Mobs are […]

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City of Winnipeg launches redesigned ‘more widely accessible’ websites

City of Winnipeg launches redesigned ‘more widely accessible’ websites

The City of Winnipeg has launched a new, redesigned website it says will be easier to navigate on both mobile devices and home computers. The city’s new website and a redesigned 311 self-service website went live Tuesday morning. Read more: Winnipeg working on new approach to manage, protect city’s tree canopy — ‘We need a plan’ “The launch of the redesigned homepage and 311 self-service website will help modernize the City’s online interactions with residents and businesses,” Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman said in a city release. “Analytics were used to identify the most used parts of the City website […]

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Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market returns indoors at Peterborough Square

Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market returns indoors at Peterborough Square

The Peterborough Regional Farmers’ Market returns for its indoor season beginning Saturday. According to the PRFM, its indoor market will be held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Peterborough Square in the city’s downtown. Read more: Ontario’s agricultural food businesses to get funding to help prevent spread of COVID-19 As per provincial government COVID-19 regulations, masks will be required at the indoor market. Exemptions will be made for those eating at the market’s specified dining area, any child under age two, or persons with health conditions that prevent them from safely wearing a mask. The market […]

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Kingston, Belleville pharmacies offer asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

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Two Shoppers Drug Mart stores in Kingston and one in Belleville are now offering asymptomatic testing for coronavirus. In Kingston, if you are not showing symptoms of COVID-19, then you can be tested at the Shoppers locations at 775 Strand Blvd. and at 1201 Division St. Read more: Want a COVID-19 test in Kingston? You’ll have to make an appointment The Shoppers on Sydney Street in Belleville is also offering asymptomatic testing. According to the province, those who are eligible for asymptomatic testing are: residents, workers or visitors of long-term care homes residents or workers in homeless shelters or […]

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Princess Theatre on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue announces temporary closure

Princess Theatre on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue announces temporary closure

A century-old art-house cinema and longtime fixture on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue has closed its doors and it is not yet clear when it will reopen. On Wednesday, the Princess Theatre posted a statement on Facebook that said it was temporarily closing “for the next while under current circumstances.” “We hope to reopen at some point, and will keep you updated as circumstances develop,” the post reads. “Thank you for the support over these last four months. “Due to current conditions in the film industry, it is unfeasible for the Princess to keep operating as we have for the past […]

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Crafting industry takes hit, but adapting amid pandemic

Crafts designed and created by Bijal Shah.

This time of the year is usually when business picks up for Bijal Shah. Her crafts, BsBowzart, are regularly on display at local Montreal-area fairs and markets, but the pandemic has forced things to work a little differently. Crafts designed and created by Bijal Shah. Felicia Parrillo/Global News “Now we feel more of the impact because all of the fairs are cancelled,” said Shah. Story continues below advertisement “So a lot of people are turning to online, so we’ve started to spruce up our Etsy stores.” Shah has been selling her crafts online for years, but local fairs are […]

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