Dundee Corporation Announces Results of Substantial Issuer Bid

TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dundee Corporation (TSX: DC.A, DC.PR.B and DC.PR.D) (“Dundee” or the “Corporation”) announced today the results of its substantial issuer bid (the “Offer”) launched on November 25, 2020 to purchase for cancellation up to C$20,000,000 in value of its Class A subordinate voting shares in the capital of the Corporation (the “SV Shares [...]

15 January 2021

Strategist Steven Branco Shares 5 Digital Lessons Worth Your Time in 2021

Toronto, Canada, Jan. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Toronto-based digital native Steven Branco has 15-years of combined experience in the digital space. The events of last year with COVID-19 have caused a major shift in the industry; many businesses have had to pivot to stay afloat. Having a presence online - whether through a website, social media presence, or both - is now a necessity [...]

15 January 2021

Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport Announces the Completion of a $20M Renovation - Hotel Now Open

TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport, owned and operated by Manga Hotels, opens its doors after completing a $20 million renovation. The transformation marks a new beginning for the hotel as staff recommits to delivering warm hospitality, memorable events and delightful dinning. The 528-room hotel is in a prime location for all travellers visiting the Toron [...]

15 January 2021

Ontario-wide lockdown for COVID-19 now in effect

There won’t be any in-person bargain-hunting taking place in Ontario this Boxing Day. When resident across the province wake up Saturday morning, they will find themselves under a provincially-ordered lockdown brought in to try curb the runaway spread of COVID-19. While Toronto, Peel Region, York Region, and other areas are already under lockdown, the province-wide order takes effec [...]

15 January 2021

Canadian companies paying bonuses -- and even increasing them amid COVID-19

TORONTO -- Canadian companies may have spent the past year laying off staff and dealing with temporary closures stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, but that isn't stopping many from rewarding workers this holiday season. Several, including the country's top banks, say they are planning to thank their staff for a year of hard work with year-end bonuses -- and some are even topping u [...]

15 January 2021

Ontario reports record-breaking number of COVID-19 cases with more than 3,900 new cases

TORONTO -- Ontario health officials are recording another record-breaking number of COVID-19 cases in the province as they report more than 3,900 new infections. The province confirmed 3,945 cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, which breaks the previous provincial daily case record of 3,799 new cases reported on Friday. The province had actually reported 4,249 new infections [...]

15 January 2021

Porter Airlines to restart operations on March 29

Porter Airlines estimates its planes will take to the skies once again on March 29. The Toronto-based airline announced its tentative restart date in a news release on Jan. 11. “With the introduction of vaccines, we are more optimistic about determining a date in the near term to reintroduce flights than at any point since the pandemic began,” Michael Deluce, Porter’s president and [...]

15 January 2021

Small businesses hurting from credit-card fees

OTTAWA — Industry groups say small businesses are being hammered by high credit-card fees on online purchases as the shift toward e-commerce continues. Visa and MasterCard reduced the fees they collect from businesses to an average annual rate of 1.4 per cent from 1.5 per cent under an agreement with Ottawa that took effect last year. But the fees remain higher than in many Western [...]

15 January 2021

Toronto Employers Face New COVID-19 Reporting Requirements

On January 4, 2021, the City of Toronto announced that employers and workplaces operating in Toronto’s public health unit will be subject to new reporting requirements regarding positive COVID-19 cases. In addition, Toronto Public Health announced that it will begin reporting data on workplace outbreaks effective January 7, 2021. Reporting Outbreaks to Toronto Public Health On Januar [...]

15 January 2021

Toronto Public Health Issues New Covid-19 Requirements to Businesses and Organizations

Toronto Public Health (TPH) has issued new requirements for businesses and organizations and issued a letter of instruction to those Toronto businesses currently permitted to operate under the Reopening Ontario Act. Effective immediately, all persons responsible for a business or organization in the City of Toronto must implement the additional measures set out below. While these instructio [...]

15 January 2021

Doggie desserts: Ben & Jerry's enters the pet food business

Think your dog deserves dessert? So does Ben & Jerry’s. The venerable Vermont ice cream company said Monday it’s introducing a line of frozen dog treats, its first foray into the lucrative pet food market. Doggie Desserts, sold in 4-ounce cups, go on sale in U.S. groceries and pet stores later this month. The treats come in two flavours: pumpkin with cookies and peanut butter w [...]

15 January 2021

Business Report: Expanded lockdown and the economy, Canada real estate, the SUV of the year

Will more COVID-19 restrictions mean more businesses will be forced to shut down, Canadians have an unshakable faith in real estate, and the SUV of the year is electric. 680 NEWS senior business editor Mike Eppel has the headlines. [...]

15 January 2021

North American stock markets fall from Friday records in broad-based decrease

TORONTO - North American stock markets fell from Friday’s record highs in a broad-based decrease amid virus and political uncertainties. With a lack of news to drive activity, movement was mainly due to elevated political anxiety after last week’s riots in Washington, D.C., said Craig Fehr, investment strategist at Edward Jones, with additional concerns about COVID-19 vaccine dis [...]

15 January 2021

Shared dorms in Toronto shelters put users at risk of airborne COVID-19 transmission, critics warn

The City of Toronto's continued operation of homeless shelters with shared sleeping areas defies widespread acknowledgement that COVID-19 can effectively spread via airborne transmission, say health experts and advocates for people experiencing homelessness. There are concerns that shelter users sleeping in those environments face a heightened risk of transmitting or contracting the [...]

14 December 2020

Toronto police officer says she faced years of sexist, racist retribution for reporting colleague

A Toronto police officer alleges she was subjected to years of intimidation and reprisals by fellow officers and supervisors after she intervened to stop what she said was the unjustified use of force during the arrest of a Black suspect.  In her complaint to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Iranian-Canadian officer said she was punched by her partner at the time  [...]

14 December 2020

Bucking health orders, Windsor church members to rally at Toronto's 'Worship Protest'

Pastor Aaron Rock of Windsor’s Harvest Bible Church insists he’s no rebel and that he is deeply respectful of authorities. But this Sunday, after preaching to his flock at the early-morning service, he and others from the congregation will be jumping in their cars and driving to Toronto for a rally outside Ontario’s Legislature. Given that city’s current grey-lockdown status, [...]

14 December 2020

Here's how to navigate Toronto's new Union Station bus terminal

The day has finally come for Toronto’s new bus terminal at Union Station after years of construction. The new terminal is located just down the street from the existing one on the north-east corner of Bay Street and Lake Shore Boulevard, as part of the larger connected CIBC SQUARE development. With the “art bus hub” set to open on December 5, it might be a little challenging to nav [...]

14 December 2020

Ford pushing to reduce 14-day quarantine at Toronto Pearson Airport

Premier Doug Ford is pushing to reduce the 14-day quarantine at Toronto Pearson Airport so people can resume their day-to-day faster. During a press conference on Wednesday, Ford said his team is working with the federal government at Toronto Pearson to shorten the quarantine period. “We’re working to reduce the down time. Once you come back you have to quarantine for 14 days; we [...]

14 December 2020

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15 January 2021

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15 January 2021

TorontoDundee Corporation Announces Results of Substantial Issuer Bid

TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dundee Corporation (TSX: DC.A, DC.PR.B and DC.PR.D) ( [...]

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