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Category: Business

Business

Battered by COVID, Ottawa retailers hope for ‘buy local’ bump during holiday season battle with online giants

Small-scale Ottawa retailers, already struggling to survive crippling COVID-19 restrictions, are raising alarms about pre-Christmas competition with online shopping giants and urging consumers to “buy local.” Because of the pandemic, Canada Post is anticipating delays this holiday season as more people skip in-person and shop online. Earlier this year, because…