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Website aimed at supporting local Winnipeg businesses overwhelmed with orders

Website aimed at supporting local Winnipeg businesses overwhelmed with orders

A website meant to help local businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been able to keep up with demand. Goodlocal.ca, run by Winnipeg restaurateur and businessman Obby Khan, had to press pause to be reconfigured to deal with an avalanche of traffic. “There’s been a massive paradigm shift in the way people are thinking about shopping — and especially shopping local — during COVID,” Khan told 680 CJOB. “The response… you go anywhere, and everyone wants to support locals.” Khan said he came up with the website earlier in the pandemic because he wanted to support local businesses but […]

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Sherwood Park woman takes her jewelry from local markets to the Golden Globes

Sherwood Park woman takes her jewelry from local markets to the Golden Globes

Dixie Herman started Ten Degrees jewelry a year ago. She designs eye catching necklaces and rings, that people can customize to their liking. The Sherwood Park woman doesn’t have a store front and is often at local markets in the Edmonton area, but in January she will be at the gifting suite at the Golden Globes in Hollywood. “They contacted me through email,” Herman said. “At first I thought it was a scam, because I thought, ‘Oh, are you sure you got the right person?’ And then when she called, then I realized, okay, it’s not a (scam).” The […]

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