Party time: Event planners adapting to the changes caused by COVID-19
With a pandemic, physical distancing restrictions, and most of life moving online, event planning and entertainment businesses have made some big changes this year.
Already hurting, Byward Market businesses gird for more COVID-19 restrictions
Businesses in Byward Market have been suffering from the lack of foot traffic due to the pandemic.
It’s #Patioszn again: People in Ottawa heading outdoors to meet for a meal despite rising COVID cases
Ottawa went into the red-control zone on March 19 with cases rising but despite this, restaurants were able to open their patios up to the public. With the sun out over the weekend, patios were a busy spot. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson fast-tracked the reopening of patios to help restaurants…
Some light in dark times: Photographer’s body-shaped candles promote positivity
Charlie Baze is a boudoir photographer from Kitchener Waterloo, Ont., recently launched an online business selling body-shaped candles to compensate for the lost income caused by the pandemic lockdown.
Atlantic travel bubble a barrier to family for students from region living in rest of Canada
The Atlantic travel bubble will reopen April 19. But for students from the region living in the rest of Canada it remains a barrier to being with their families.
Pandemic puzzler: 2020 was a strange but prosperous year in Ottawa real estate
At the start of the pandemic a year ago, real estate sales were expected to suffer but in fact the Ottawa real estate market has continued to thrive.
Hope rekindled as skiing returns to recently reopened Ottawa-area hills
After what has been largely a lost year for many activities in the Ottawa region because of the pandemic, the recent return of downhill skiing has been an uplifting sign of hope being restored. The Ontario government allowed hills to re-open Feb.12, and the ski hills are hoping to make…
Pandemic at the market: Positivity keeps vendors going during uncertain times
Life during the pandemic has been difficult for everyone, including small business owners trying to stay open amidst the ever-changing rules.
For Esports, recognition is attracting players, viewers and more revenue to a growing and profitable industry
With the pandemic keeping many people at home, the world of video games and esports has conquered the attention of millions. Esports has not only become profitable for the entire industry but also for those wanting to pursue a career within the industry itself. Today video games are not just a networking activity but a regularly scheduled, profit-generating sport.
Canada’s updated zero-emission vehicle plan fails to go the extra mile, experts say
Although experts say that Canada’s new clean transportation plan is a good step forward, it doesn’t go far enough.