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Princess Theatre on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue announces temporary closure

Princess Theatre on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue announces temporary closure

A century-old art-house cinema and longtime fixture on Edmonton’s Whyte Avenue has closed its doors and it is not yet clear when it will reopen. On Wednesday, the Princess Theatre posted a statement on Facebook that said it was temporarily closing “for the next while under current circumstances.” “We hope to reopen at some point, and will keep you updated as circumstances develop,” the post reads. “Thank you for the support over these last four months. “Due to current conditions in the film industry, it is unfeasible for the Princess to keep operating as we have for the past […]

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Lion’s Lair 2020: online paint store wins Hamilton innovation contest

Lion’s Lair 2020: online paint store wins Hamilton innovation contest

A Hamilton-based online paint store, which boasts being Canada’s first, has taken top prize with the Innovation Factory’s annual Lion’s Lair competition. The e-retailer picked up the $30,000 prize for providing a convenient online portal to 60 of the most popular colours of high-quality, made-in-Canada paints. CEO and co-founder Jill Torrance said the business model was helped along by the COVID-19 pandemic and a change in the way some people of have been shopping in the last seven months. Story continues below advertisement “Certainly with the current state of the world right now, more and more people want to do […]

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At Davos, feds pitch GM in bid to keep key Ontario assembly line rolling

A sign outside Oshawa’s General Motors car assembly plant is shown in Oshawa, Ont. (Source: CP)

DAVOS, Switzerland – Canada’s economic development minister says the federal government has received no firm commitments from General Motors about the future of a key plant in the Greater Toronto area. Navdeep Bains spoke this morning with Mary Barra, CEO of the General Motors Company, just before she had a closed-door meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. READ MORE: Israeli PM says he has good relationship with Justin Trudeau Bains said the government made the case for GM to keep its plant open in Oshawa, trying to play up Canada as […]

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