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Why many Canadians support the Canada-U.S. border closure, despite the costs

By | September 15, 2020

Canadian support for keeping the border closed to Americans remains strong, despite a decline in new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and a decimated tourism industry. A new poll by pollster Research Co. found that out of 1,000 Canadians surveyed online at the end of August, a whopping 90 per cent agreed with the current Canada-U.S. border closure to non-essential… Read More »

Why most Canadians support the Canada-U.S. border closure, despite the costs

By | September 15, 2020

Canadian support for keeping the border closed to Americans remains strong, despite a decline in new COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and a decimated tourism industry. A new poll by pollster Research Co. found that out of 1,000 Canadians surveyed online at the end of August, a whopping 90 per cent agreed with the current Canada-U.S. border closure to non-essential… Read More »

Office work could be changed forever by COVID-19. Here’s why that matters

By | September 7, 2020

Only a fraction of employees who began working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic have returned to full-time office work, and that has ramifications for everything from how workplaces are run to where we live — and whether the small businesses that surround office buildings survive. Nearly three-quarters of the 3.4 million Canadians who began working from home at the start of the crisis… Read More »

Patio season is almost over in Canada. How will restaurants survive a pandemic winter?

By | September 6, 2020

Summer of 2020 has seen a patio season like no other. Restaurateurs across Canada moved quickly early in the season to create or expand outdoor dining sections, giving themselves more physically distanced capacity, and COVID-cautious customers the confidence to dine out in fresh air. But as the lazy, hazy days of summer draw to a close, fear of… Read More »

Canadian sunflower growers poised for ‘booming’ year as acreage and prices climb higher

By | August 16, 2020

They are one of Canada’s top feel-good crops — fields of bright yellow sunflowers have been delivering smiles for road-tripping families for countless summers. This year, the country’s sunflower business may be smiling, too. Demand and prices for the special crop are both looking good while the number of planted sunflower hectares has grown to its highest level in years. “It’s a… Read More »

A record number of companies have sought creditor protection under COVID-19 — and more are on the way

By | August 5, 2020

The number of large Canadian businesses seeking protection from creditors hit its highest point in more than a decade in May and June, and experts say the trend will likely continue because of COVID-19. Under a Canadian law, the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, companies that owe at least $5 million can file for protection from their creditors to either restructure… Read More »

Air Transat to cancel all flights from Western Canada to U.S., sun destinations this winter

By | July 30, 2020

Air Transat plans to cancel all flights from Western Canada to sun destinations and the United States this winter, with refunds en route to customers — a policy about-face in the COVID-19 era. The airline is scrubbing all southbound routes that were slated to take off from Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria, Air Transat parent Transat AT… Read More »

Via Rail cutting about 1,000 jobs amid struggles over COVID-19 pandemic

By | July 8, 2020

Via Rail is temporarily laying off approximately 1,000 unionized workers, citing the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the travel industry. “Unfortunately, as we don’t anticipate ridership to be back to pre-COVID-19 levels in the foreseeable future, we have had to make difficult decisions to deal with the situation as we gain a better understanding of the impacts of the… Read More »

Walmart pulls ‘All Lives Matter’ shirts following protests, but Amazon is still selling them

By | July 7, 2020

Walmart has pulled merchandise bearing the slogan “All Lives Matter” sold by independent dealers on its website. The move follows outrage expressed on social media that the phrase disparages the Black Lives Matter movement.  Meanwhile, Amazon continues to sell the items, despite customer complaints. Walmart started getting called out in June for carrying merchandise with variations on the Black Lives… Read More »