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SaskPower’s energy assistance program aims to help lower utility bills

SaskPower’s energy assistance program aims to help lower utility bills

Low-income families in Saskatoon are now able to apply for a new energy assistance program with SaskPower. The program is designed to help homes become more energy-efficient and save money. Read more: Electric vehicle use on the rise in Saskatchewan, SaskPower planning for more in the future For those who are eligible for the program, home energy advisors install a number of items including a smart thermostat, LED light bulbs, high-efficiency showerheads and kitchen/bathroom faucet aerators. “It helps our customers understand the ways that their bills can be lowered,” said SaskPower media relations consultant Scott McGregor. “It also allows […]

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Downtown Winnipeg BIZ offering $50K to offset COVID-19 costs

Downtown Winnipeg BIZ offering $50K to offset COVID-19 costs

Winnipeg’s Downtown Winnipeg BIZ is handing out $50,000 to help local businesses get back on their feet after suffering financial losses due to the pandemic. The BIZ says up to 50 businesses will receive $1,000 each to be used for advertising, promotion, signage, rent, repairs, mortgage payments or other business expenses. “We know downtown businesses have struggled through the pandemic and continue to struggle as many people still work from home,” Kate Fenske, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ CEO said in a press release. Read more: Winnipeg businesses learning on the fly how to operate during a pandemic “The hope is […]

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Annual pace of new housing construction increased almost 16% in July, CMHC says

Annual pace of new housing construction increased almost 16% in July, CMHC says

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted August 11, 2020 9:11 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the annual pace of housing starts in July rose nearly 16 per cent compared with June. The housing agency says the seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts rose to 245,604 in July, up from 212,095 in June. Read more: Budget watchdog flags $12B projected loss at federal crown corporations amid coronavirus Economists on average had expected an annual rate of 210,000, […]

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Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation offering 50/50 refunds after issues with Friday’s draw

Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation offering 50/50 refunds after issues with Friday’s draw

After server delays and geofence problems caused major issues with the Edmonton Oilers‘ 50/50 on Friday, the charity that runs the draw will be offering refunds to anyone who wants one. “We do really, really thank everybody for purchasing tickets and their interest in this online raffle program,” Natalie Minckler, executive director of the foundation, said in an interview Monday. “To say it’s unprecedented is a complete understatement. “We definitely apologize and are truly sorry for what people have experienced. But at the end of the day, we will award a winner.” Anyone who made multiple purchases due to […]

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Montreal high school student builds coronavirus care package business to help grandfather

Montreal high school student builds coronavirus care package business to help grandfather

When the coronavirus pandemic hit in March and students suddenly stopped going to school, many lost their social networks, motivation and essentially ended up wasting a lot of time online, at least according to their parents. But over time, some brilliant ideas also emerged in some young minds. One Montrealer and his father took the opportunity to build a business with a purpose. “We had the idea of starting something, maybe to raise money for covid so we came up with the idea of the care packages” said 15-year-old Elan Vigderhous. Read more: M4SK ARMY continues to hand out […]

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Coronavirus: COVID-19 drives surge of online shopping | Watch News Videos Online

Coronavirus: COVID-19 drives surge of online shopping | Watch News Videos Online

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in thousands of people shying away from malls and in-person retailers due to concerns over limiting the spread of the coronavirus and as a result, online shopping companies are seeing a surge of business. With back-to-school around the corner in the U.S., some consumer experts expect another surge in July… Source link

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