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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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‘Construction Dollars Program’ set to support core-area businesses: City of London

‘Construction Dollars Program’ set to support core-area businesses: City of London

The City of London has launched a “Core Area Construction Dollars Program” to thank customers for supporting businesses Downtown and in Old East Village. Londoners visiting Downtown and Old East have the chance to receive Construction Dollars. The dollars are in coupon amounts of $5, $10 and $20, and can be received through customer giveaways, contests, or promotions. You can then use the dollars at participating businesses in downtown cores of the city. READ MORE: London, Ont., offers free 2-hour downtown parking amid coronavirus pandemic, construction season “COVID-19 has put pressure on all London businesses,” said Jim Yanchula, manager […]

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Alberta jury trials to resume next month at offsite locations due to COVID-19 pandemic

Alberta jury trials to resume next month at offsite locations due to COVID-19 pandemic

The Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta says jury selection and jury trials will resume next month, but most won’t be in courtrooms. The court says on its website that proceedings will start Sept. 8, after they were postponed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most courtrooms and jury deliberation rooms, including the Edmonton Law Courts and the Calgary Courts Centre, are not designed to ensure adequate physical distancing for everyone. READ MORE: Alberta courthouses preparing for disruptions as COVID-19 spreads  [ Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for the latest coronavirus updates ] The court […]

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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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