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Economy, Society

WestJet to refund customers with flights cancelled due to pandemic

WestJet will start giving refunds to customers with flights cancelled from any time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Nov. 2, WestJet is going to contact eligible customers, starting with those with flights that were cancelled at the beginning of »

Society

Amazon to open up two new fulfillment centres in Canada next year

Amazon plans on opening up two new fulfillment centres in Ontario in 2021, creating 2,500 new jobs, according to a press release from the company on Wednesday morning. The new fulfillment centre in Hamilton will employ over 1,500 employees that »

Economy

Operator of Canada’s biggest airport announces job reductions due to COVID-19

The operator of the Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada’s largest airport, announced on Tuesday that it is reducing 27 per cent of its workforce due to a significant decrease in global air traffic because of COVID-19, according to a press »

Health, Society

Quebec mandating masks in enclosed public spaces starting this weekend

Quebec Premier Francois Legault announced today that masks and face coverings will be mandatory in all indoor public spaces throughout the province starting this Saturday, July 18.  The regulation will apply to places including grocery stores, malls, and restaurants whenever »

Society

David’s Tea to transition to online sales amid restructuring

The Canadian based tea chain, David’s Tea is planning on restructuring its business under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA), which is a Canadian federal law that covers insolvent companies and allows them to restructure their business and financial affairs. »

Economy

Nestlé Canada to sell bottled water business

Nestlé Canada has agreed to sell its Pure Life bottled water business to an Ontario based bottled water producer called Ice River Springs, according to a press release from yesterday.  Nestlé Canada has been exploring the potential sale of its »

Uncategorized

Retail sales see massive drop since physical distancing measures

Retail sales in Canada have gone down 33.6 per cent since the social and physical distancing measures were put in place in mid-March, according to a report released by Statistics Canada earlier today. In the month of April, retail sales »

Society

Canadian, Quebec governments inject $50 million to support Montreal businesses

The Canadian and Quebec governments pledged $50 million to support Montreal businesses that have been struggling throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an announcement from the city’s Mayor Valerie Plante Monday morning. The Canadian government will provide up to $30 »

Economy, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics, Society

COVID-19: Rush for emergency financial aid may be too late for some newspapers

As part of the effort to help cushion the financial effects of the various COVID-19 shutdowns, the federal government initiated a number of emergency funding programmes. One is the  Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy which offers up to 78 per cent »

Environment & Animal Life

Waivers to possible Arctic HFO ban denounced by Indigenous & environmental orgs

The International Maritime Organization’s sub-committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) meeting wound up in London on Friday, with agreement on the draft text of a ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic from July 1 2024, but with »