White Spot restaurants set to reopen to diners on June 1

Posted May 28, 2020 6:39 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ It’s time to get your hands on those legendary burgers once again as White Spot restaurants welcome back dine-in customers.…

Licence plate intolerance apparently on rise in B.C. during coronavirus pandemic

It seems the coronavirus pandemic has led to an increase in out-of-province intolerance in B.C. Last week, police in Trail, B.C., released information on a verbal argument at a local plaza regarding a man questioning a woman’s presence in B.C.…

Okanagan wineries allowed to open doors again for taste testing: ‘It’s very nice’

It’s summer staple in the Okanagan: Sampling wines. For a while, it appeared tasting the latest offerings of red, white and sparkling would, like other aspects of society, fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, though, the provincial government…

Canada seeing volunteer shortage as seniors opt to stay home during COVID-19

Ian Hartley has been volunteering for years, offering his services as a hospital chaplain, working at the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre and as a member of the Rotary Club. “I’m really at the peak of what everyone would call…

Small business products starting to hit the shelves in London Drugs

Posted May 12, 2020 6:18 pm Updated May 12, 2020 6:33 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ London Drugs customers in Western Canada will start to notice some new additions on…

Coronavirus: 101-year-old Canadian discount retailer Army and Navy to close permanently

A 101-year-old retail icon in B.C. and Alberta is closing due to financial pressures from COVID-19. Army & Navy closed its department stores “temporarily” in March due to the pandemic. But in a statement Saturday, president and CEO Jacqui Cohen…

Potato surplus and halted processing impacts new Alberta crops

In a province that boasts one of the largest potato production regions in Canada, the surplus of potatoes waiting in storage due to COVID-19 is a major issue. Officials say that surplus is now impacting future crops. READ MORE: Canada’s…

Coronavirus: Blood Tribe officials not caught off guard after first confirmed case

The Blood reserve has confirmed its first case of COVID-19, but officials were prepared for the announcement on Wednesday. “Blood tribe has been at zero cases since the start of the pandemic,” department of health representative Martin Heavy Head said…

Canadian restaurants say delivery app fees eating away at bottom line amid COVID-19

Restaurants struggling to survive during the COVID-19 crisis have turned to take-out and delivery, but the fees charged by food-delivery companies are eating away their bottom line, some operators say. Physical distancing measures have decimated dine-in service, which accounts for…