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Ontario government reacts to increase in COVID cases

The Premier of Ontario on several occasions has sharply criticised citizens who are not obeying the health restrictions imposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The province had been slowly moving towards  fewer restriction and is in what was called »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, International, Society

COVID-19: Hospitality industry in financial trouble, pleads for federal aid

The new virus and restrictions to limit its spread have caused major shifts in society. Those restrictions are causing serious financial hardships in the hospitality industry. This includes, such things as hotels, restaurants, airports and conference centres. A parliamentary committee »


British Columbia enforces rules on bars and nightclubs as COVID-19 cases rise

Amid a rise in cases of COVID-19, the British Columbia government has set new rules for bars, nightclubs, and restaurants, according to an announcement from Adrian Dix, British Columbia’s minister of health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer »

Health, Politics

Toronto, Peel, Windsor Essex excluded from Stage 3 of Ontario’s recovery plan

The Toronto, Peel, and Windsor Essex public health units are not a part of the seven regions entering Stage 3 of Ontario’s COVID-19 reopening plan this week, according to an announcement from Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford Monday afternoon.  The regions »


Ontario’s Toronto, Peel regions enter second stage of reopening

The Ontario government is letting businesses resume services in the Toronto and Peel regions starting this Wednesday as they enter the second stage of reopening, according to an announcement from Ontario’s Premier Doug Ford this afternoon. The second stage includes »

Economy, Society

Toronto launches program to increase outdoor spaces for restaurants

The city of Toronto will make it easier for restaurants and bars to expand their outdoor patios to allow for social distancing, according to an announcement by the city’s mayor John Tory on Thursday. As part of the program called »

Arts & Entertainment, Economy, Health, Politics, Society

COVID-19: Cash crunch for business, cities, provinces, even federal government

Across Canada the effects of the pandemic are widening. Restaurants are allowed to stay open as an essential food service but only if they provide take-away or delivery and no in-store seating, but that is not saving all of them. »


Canadians expected to eat out less

The Conference Board of Canada says restaurant sales are forecast to grow by an average of just 1.4 per cent per year between 2018 and 2022.  That is lower than the projected inflation rate of nearly two per cent for »


Canadians split on mandatory tipping in restaurants

Most restaurants in Canada leaving tipping up to the discretion of the customer, unless they are serving a large group. But a restaurant in the western city of Calgary is experimenting with a mandatory 16 per cent service charge which »