Ottawa - May. 25, 2020: Canadian families and small businesses across the country are feeling the impacts of COVID-19. That’s why the Government of Canada is working with provinces and territories to protect jobs and businesses, and give property owners support so they can help small business tenants make it through these difficult times.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that applications are now being accepted for Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses. FULL STORY
Toronto - May. 22, 2020: The Financial Accountability Office (FAO) has released a new report reviewing the impact of the government’s decision to lower the cost of electricity for residential and some commercial (mainly small businesses and farms) customers during the COVID-19 pandemic by suspending time-of-use (TOU) electricity pricing. FULL STORY
Ottawa - May. 22, 2020: The shipping industry is starting to notice changes in demand for certain commodities,” says Bruce Burrows, President and CEO of the Chamber of Marine Commerce. “We continue to see an increased demand for Canadian grain for production of bread and pasta, and salt shipments remain strong to replenish municipal reserves following the winter. On the other hand, some Ontario ports are reporting declines in shipments of construction materials like aggregates and petroleum products due to the economic impact of COVID-19. FULL STORY
Montreal - May. 19, 2020: Reitmans (Canada) Limited ("Reitmans" or the "Company") announces today that it is seeking protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (the "CCAA") in order to facilitate its operational, commercial and financial restructuring. Application under the CCAA will be heard by the Québec Superior Court today. FULL STORY
Montreal - May. 7, 2020: The ALDO Group Inc. ("ALDO" or the "Company") announced today that it sought and obtained an Initial Order (the "Initial Order") pursuant to the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (the "CCAA") from the Superior Court of Québec (the "Court"). In addition, the Company has voluntarily applied for similar protection in the United States and is about to do the same in Switzerland. The Company intends to use the proceedings to stabilize the business and build on its legacy in retail fashion. FULL STORY
Windsor - Apr. 14, 2020: Today, the Windsor Essex COVID-19 Economic Task Force released the results from its COVID-19 Business Impact Survey, which asked businesses for input around current and expected impacts they are facing due the pandemic. According to survey results, 92.7% of Windsor-Essex businesses that responded indicated that they immediately experienced a negative impact due to COVID-19, while 3.7% of businesses indicated they experienced a positive impact. FULL STORY
Windsor - Apr. 3, 2020: The order by the City of Windsor to temporarily close Devonshire Mall has been extended. This measure will remain in effect until 11:59 pm on April 19, 2020.
Only retailers selling essential items, Metro and Shoppers Drug Mart will remain open.
In addition, any restaurant facility licensed under the Liquor License Act, Buffalo Wild Wings, will provide take-out and delivery only. FULL STORY
Ottawa - Mar. 27, 2020: The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced additional new measures to support small businesses dealing with the economic impacts of the pandemic. These measures will help Canadian businesses protect the jobs that Canadians depend on, and pay their workers and bills during these difficult times. Today’s announcement is a part of the government’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, which already commits $107 billion in support to Canadians so they can buy groceries, pay rent, and care for their loved ones, and also supports businesses through this difficult time FULL STORY
Toronto - Mar. 18, 2020: Following today’s Provincial Government announcement, the LCBO will be reducing store hours across the province.
Beginning Thursday, March 19 all LCBO stores will operate from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily. This measure follows previous action taken to elevate store cleaning and sanitization protocols and increased prevention awareness amongst employees. FULL STORY
Toronto - Mar. 11, 2020: As part of its commitment to prepare people for jobs, the Ontario government is launching a review of its slate of training programs to ensure workers are developing the in-demand skills that employers are looking for.
The Workforce Development and Training Review, announced this afternoon by Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development Monte McNaughton, will include consultations with industry, employers and other partners who play a role in hiring, training and retraining talent. FULL STORY
8,297 Stories & Growing Daily...
To date Hometown Media has posted a total of 8,297 stories! News, sports, hockey, lifestyle, opinion and more!