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BC Hydro has ‘serious concerns’ over Site C project budget due to COVID-19 costs and delays

1596214374 BC Hydro has ‘serious concerns over Site C project budget  - Economy

BC Hydro has serious concerns about the schedule, scope, and budget of the Site C Dam project and is classifying the health of the construction of the mega-dam as “red”. In a letter to the B.C. Utilities Commissioner, BC Hydro CEO Chris O’Riley says pandemic related delays will continue to present cost pressures on the […]

Ontario set to announce Stage 3 plans for Toronto, Peel Region, Windsor-Essex

1596023881 Ontario set to announce Stage 3 plans for Toronto Peel  - Economy

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 29, 2020 6:18 am     Updated July 29, 2020 6:20 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ TORONTO — The Ontario government is expected to announce today whether the only regions still in Stage 2 of the province’s COVID-19 […]

Quebec income tax deadline postponed until Sept. 30, Revenu Quebec announces – Montreal

1595921407 Quebec income tax deadline postponed until Sept 30 Revenu Quebec  - Economy

Quebec is once again extending its income tax deadline. Revenu Quebec announced on Monday the payment deadline for income taxes is now Sept. 30 for Quebecers. Quebec had already extended the tax payment deadline — usually due at the end of April — in a bid to keep more money in the economy which was […]

Use of electric-vehicle charging stations back to pre-pandemic levels: BC Hydro

1595613206 Use of electric vehicle charging stations back to pre pandemic levels BC  - Economy

Public use of electric-vehicle charging stations has rebounded since COVID-19 restrictions were eased and is almost back to pre-pandemic levels, BC Hydro says. In February, the utility recorded more than 21,000 sessions at its 70 fast-charging stations across the province. That fell to just 12,700 sessions in April when more people were staying at home, […]

B.C. premier won’t rule out fall election, Elections BC working on pandemic protocols

1595558251 BC premier wont rule out fall election Elections BC working  - Economy

B.C. Premier John Horgan says there is an “opportunity” for an election in the fall even in the midst of a global pandemic. British Columbians are scheduled to next go to the polls on Oct. 16, 2021 but Horgan says his minority government needs to be prepared for an election at anytime. “It’s mandated, by […]

La Cage owner closes 4 restaurants, lays off nearly 30% of workforce due to COVID-19 – Montreal

1595440911 La Cage owner closes 4 restaurants lays off nearly 30  - Economy

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 22, 2020 1:05 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The owner of La Cage-Brasserie restaurants is laying off nearly 660 employees, or around 30 per cent of its workforce, and shutting down four locations due to the novel coronavirus […]

Extended border closure means another month apart for some couples – Winnipeg

1595036028 Extended border closure means another month apart for some couples  - Economy

The Canada-U.S. border is remaining closed until Aug. 21, and for some that means another month away from their loved ones. One of them is Winnipegger Jaymi Brown. Her boyfriend, Joel Bunn, is a dual U.S.-Australian citizen. They haven’t seen each other since Jan. 2. “It’s been really tough, I think (our) mental health has […]

McAdam, N.B., prepares for loss of major employer – New Brunswick

1595021300 McAdam NB prepares for loss of major employer New  - Economy

The tiny village of McAdam, N.B., west of Fredericton, is still coming to grips with word that one of its largest employers is closing its doors. The CertainTeed gypsum wallboard manufacturing plant, which dates back to the 1980s, will close its doors for good in February, but most of the 59 employees affected will see […]

One quarter of Canada’s small businesses report staff refusing to return to work: survey – National

1594980845 One quarter of Canadas small businesses report staff refusing to  - Economy

A national association representing small business owners says about a quarter of recently-surveyed employers have had staff refuse to return to work when asked — and the group claims a desire to remain on the Canada Emergency Response Benefit is playing a big part. Of those businesses who had employees turn them down, the top […]

Winnipeg committee greenlights $5M for Portage Place redevelopment — $15M less than requested – Winnipeg

1594907171 Winnipeg committee greenlights 5M for Portage Place redevelopment — 15M  - Economy

A Winnipeg city committee has approved $5 million in funding towards a massive redevelopment of Portage Place, but it’s $15 million less than the developers were asking for. Winnipeg’s executive policy committee passed the matter on to full council on Wednesday, and it will be debated next week. The head of development and construction for […]