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B.C. businesses grapple with new health protocols as reopening begins Tuesday

B.C. businesses grapple with new health protocols as reopening begins Tuesday

VANCOUVER — As some British Columbia businesses prepare to reopen their doors on Tuesday when the province enters the second phase of its COVID-19 restart plan, others say they're holding off while they grapple with new health protocols.
Germany, France propose virus recovery fund for EU economy

Germany, France propose virus recovery fund for EU economy

BERLIN — The leaders of Germany and France agreed Monday on a one-off 500 billion-euro ($543 billion) fund to help the European Union recover from the coronavirus pandemic, a proposal that would add further cash to an arsenal of financial measures th
Fashionable face masks mark new trend: Canadian designers go bold in mask style

Fashionable face masks mark new trend: Canadian designers go bold in mask style

Toronto fashion designer Hayley Elsaesser was unsure about adding face masks to her clothing brand two months ago, ordering just a "small amount" of samples to test out demand through her online shop.
Powell: Recovery may begin by summer, will likely be slow

Powell: Recovery may begin by summer, will likely be slow

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell expressed optimism Sunday that the U.S. economy can begin to recover from a devastating recession in the second half of the year, assuming the coronavirus doesn't erupt in a second wave.
Canadian communities and businesses to feel the pain of cruise cancellations

Canadian communities and businesses to feel the pain of cruise cancellations

TORONTO — Picturesque Peggy's Cove, N.S., is normally a great place to run a business but restaurant owner John Campbell hopes he can survive the cancellation of cruise ships this season because of COVID-19.
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

TORONTO — Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week: Wholesale trade figures StatCan is scheduled to release wholesale trade figures for March on Wednesday. The agency reported that sales were up 0.7 per cent to $67.
Retail tenants hopeful over federal relief plan, but landlords reluctant to join

Retail tenants hopeful over federal relief plan, but landlords reluctant to join

Bill Pratt hasn't paid some $70,000 in rent for his restaurants in Atlantic Canada since April after having to shutter operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and experiencing a "critical" sales drop.
Top doctor urges 'pause' over long weekend before businesses reopen Tuesday

Top doctor urges 'pause' over long weekend before businesses reopen Tuesday

VICTORIA — British Columbia's top doctor is urging residents to stay close to home over the long weekend in order to mitigate transmission of COVID-19 before some businesses reopen on Tuesday. Provincial health officer Dr.
Canada's 'inevitable' second wave of COVID-19 cases

Canada's 'inevitable' second wave of COVID-19 cases

TORONTO — No one knows when a fresh surge of COVID-19 cases will emerge in Canada, but experts agree numbers are poised to rise and could very well explode in surveillance blindspots.
Air Canada to lay off 20,000 workers amid travel industry collapse

Air Canada to lay off 20,000 workers amid travel industry collapse

MONTREAL — Air Canada will lay off more than half of its 38,000 employees next month as it grapples with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.