Theresa Ransom, owner of Kala & Lime, a gift boutique shop in Calgary. Photo courtesy of Ransom.

5 Canadian businesses on how they pivoted to online platforms

As provincial lockdowns and stay-at-home orders continue to keep many non-essential businesses closed, more and more shops are pivoting to online platforms. The rise of e-commerce is nothing new, but the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted just how crucial it is in order for small businesses to survive. READ MORE: Canada on track for record…

Plaza Saint-Hubert pedestrian glances at construction workers who continue St-Hubert Street’s roadwork on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020.

Plaza Saint-Hubert merchants feel supported while dealing with construction, coronavirus woes

It’s a challenge being a merchant in the Plaza Saint-Hubert and not just due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The shopping destination on St-Hubert Street is part of a $50-million construction project put in place by the city back in 2018. “It is a blessing in disguise,” said Véronique Lortie, designer and co-owner of Dracolite,…