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Plan in the works for safe re-opening of B.C. restaurants

Plan in the works for safe re-opening of B.C. restaurants

A group representing independent restaurants, chains, and franchises will present a preliminary plan to the province next week
Ottawa announces 75% rent relief for small businesses hit by COVID-19 crash

Ottawa announces 75% rent relief for small businesses hit by COVID-19 crash

The program currently will be eligible for small businesses to lower rents by 75% in April, May and June.
WestJet announces 3,000 layoffs and domestic flight cancellations over COVID-19

WestJet announces 3,000 layoffs and domestic flight cancellations over COVID-19

The company said it will remove some 600 daily flights from its schedule between May 5 and June 4
Nearly 60 per cent of Canada's small businesses say they can't pay commercial rent due to COVID-19

Nearly 60 per cent of Canada's small businesses say they can't pay commercial rent due to COVID-19

It's being dubbed the 'nightmare on Main Street'
Metro Vancouver clothing business creates t-shirt honouring Canada's female public health leaders

Metro Vancouver clothing business creates t-shirt honouring Canada's female public health leaders

"These women are not only part of the conversation but leaders within it" says the shirt's creator
Air Canada suspends flights to U.S. after extension of border closure

Air Canada suspends flights to U.S. after extension of border closure

The country's largest airline says scheduled service south of the border will be suspended from April 27 through May 21
Nearly half of B.C. businesses may not or will not re-open

Nearly half of B.C. businesses may not or will not re-open

Some 38% of nearly 1,300 B.C. businesses surveyed are uncertain about future operations, while 8% will not re-open
As it loses $1 million a day, BC Ferries has few options

As it loses $1 million a day, BC Ferries has few options

The financial picture now for BC Ferries is “unbelievable," says their CEO
B.C. tourism task force asks governments for more help

B.C. tourism task force asks governments for more help

"The suspension of the summer cruise ship season, the cancellation of hundreds of signature festivals and events, and loss or postponement of large-scale meetings and global conferences [...] have all spelled a months-long disaster"
Steve Nash Fitness World seeks creditor protection owing $35M

Steve Nash Fitness World seeks creditor protection owing $35M

A trustee has been appointed and the fitness chain is putting together a proposal for creditors.