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University of Alberta program provides Edmonton businesses online support amid COVID-19 pandemic

A program that started last year in Edmonton has helped hundreds of businesses build their online presence. The Making Edmonton Digital program was initiated by the University of Alberta and the City of Edmonton as a reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE: Owners of independent Edmonton restaurants push for ‘COVID-zero’ plan Students in the…

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Nova Scotia man buys bicycle to get healthier but is refused pickup because of his weight

A Nova Scotia man is sharing his disappointment over the experience he had buying a bicycle that he wanted to use towards paving the way to a healthier lifestyle. Instead, his situation led him down a road of discouragement. “Honestly, I spent my afternoon hiding and crying because I was really upset about it…

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…

Travel agents join growing calls for greater financial support amid new restrictions

Travel agents join growing calls for greater financial support amid new restrictions

The travel industry remains one of the Canadian economy’s hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but over a year after the country’s first cases began appearing, most of its major sectors have received no specialized government support. “This is the worst time in airline history, and they’ve laid off over twenty-five, thirty thousand people in…

A cool innovation: Sask. entrepreneur launches first made-for-workplace fridge

A cool innovation: Sask. entrepreneur launches first made-for-workplace fridge

Like most new and innovating business ventures, where the concept is driven out of necessity, the ArticShelf fridge is no different. After returning to the University of Saskatchewan from an internship in Calgary, the idea came to ArticShelf CEO Dawson Norrish, and it’s consumed his mind ever since. “At the internship, I was able…

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6 easy ways to personalize and update your Ikea furniture

It’s easy to be seduced by the clean lines and small prices of Ikea’s furniture. So easy, you probably will walk into many rooms featuring the same cookie-cutter furniture. That’s why Pinterest is full of Ikea hacks. But the painting, the cutting and measuring can get old real quick. These companies have done the…