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University of Alberta program provides Edmonton businesses online support amid COVID-19 pandemic

A program that started last year in Edmonton has helped hundreds of businesses build their online presence. The Making Edmonton Digital program was initiated by the University of Alberta and the City of Edmonton as a reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE: Owners of independent Edmonton restaurants push for ‘COVID-zero’ plan Students in the…

Coronavirus: Peel Region clarifies student isolation policy following online backlash

Coronavirus: Peel Region clarifies student isolation policy following online backlash

Peel Region Public Health is in damage control mode after fierce backlash erupted online over a policy regarding the self-isolation of asymptomatic students after a cohort was sent home. Children in several school districts that have recently returned to in-school learning have been separated into student cohorts, grouping both students and teachers together. When…

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Proud Boys Canada still online after being listed as terror group

A day after the Proud Boys were added to Canada’s list of terrorist groups, social media accounts linked to the far-right group were still online. The two main Telegram channels identified by a U.S. extremism research group as those of Canada’s Proud Boys remained active on Thursday. Telegram did not respond to a request…

Sailor booted out of Canadian navy over involvement with online hate groups

Sailor booted out of Canadian navy over involvement with online hate groups

OTTAWA — A Calgary-based sailor has been kicked out of the Canadian Armed Forces for admitted involvement with online hate groups. The Royal Canadian Navy announced Tuesday that Sailor 1 Class Boris Mihajlovic has been released from duty following a second administrative review of his conduct. Read more: Canadian military members linked to hate…

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…

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…