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5 Canadian businesses on how they pivoted to online platforms

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

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 online shopping year due to coronavirus pandemic According to Statistics Canada, from February to May 2020, total retail sales fell by 17.9 per cent; However, online purchases surged by 99.3 per cent Brick and mortar shops have been forced to adapt, and a shift in […]

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Canadian Proud Boys in ‘panic’ as platforms go offline and government talks of terror listing

Canadian Proud Boys in ‘panic’ as platforms go offline and government talks of terror listing

The bulk of the online platforms used by the Canadian branches of the Proud Boys were gone on Monday, as the group faced mounting pressure in the wake of last week’s violence in the U.S. capital. The Proud Boys Canada page, as well as those of the Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and three other regional chapters, were all on the social media platform Parler, which went offline. The Edmonton Proud Boys website, which was used for recruitment, also went down over the weekend. The site had featured a membership application form for those seeking to join. “There’s definitely a sense […]

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Hundreds of Canadian health experts call for action on airborne spread of COVID-19

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Hundreds of scientists, doctors and other health experts from across Canada are calling for more aggressive measures to stop airborne spread of COVID-19. The experts include more than 360 scientists, occupational health specialists, engineers, doctors and nurses who are expressing alarm over surging cases and hospitalizations. They say provincial prevention messages “continue to be deficient” when it comes to infection threats posed by shared indoor spaces. Their concerns are detailed in an open letter addressed to Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam, federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu and provincial premiers and medical officers. Dr. Amir Khadir, a […]

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CAMH, Western among Canadian orgs affected by ransomware attack on Blackbaud

CAMH, Western among Canadian orgs affected by ransomware attack on Blackbaud

TORONTO — At least two prominent fundraising organizations in Canada have notified their donors that their personal information may have been compromised in a May ransomware attack. Ransomware is a type of software designed to lock an information server and prevent it from being used by the host organization unless a payment is made, often in the form of a cryptocurrency such as bitcoin. In this case, an unspecified amount was paid by a U.S. company that says it successfully prevented the information from being transmitted beyond the hacker. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto and […]

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