Sweet success: Next chapter begins in Syrian family’s chocolate business
Peace by Chocolate, a successful Nova Scotian business — built by a Syrian refugee family — is officially expanding this week.
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.
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.
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.
Small business adjusting while building community
Small businesses have had to adjust because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A local Ottawa business called Oat Couture had to adapt in many different ways because of lockdown measures. This photo essay was produced in the fall of 2020 and gives an in-depth look at the changes that the business had to make.
COVID consequences: Placed in the orange zone, Timmins hopes to go green soon
As 27 public health units transition out of lockdown measures into the Orange Zone, the northern community of Timmins hopes to return to Green Zone they achieved prior to lockdown.
Market on the cusp of a makeover with council vote Wednesday
City council to vote on $129 million ByWard Market new public realm plan Wednesday with beautification and and pedestrian priority at the forefront.
OK Created: channelling quarantine creativity into a small business
Unable to find a job this past summer due to COVID-19, Carleton student Olivia Kabelin turned her quarantine hobby into a small art business. Here’s a look into that journey.
Ottawa food stores balance low-waste mission with customer safety during COVID-19
Low waste grocery stores change protocols to try to produce less waste through single use plastic while containers are banned from some stores due to COVID-19.
Lessons from the lockdown: Independent bookshops say they’re ready for holiday shoppers
Two local bookstores say they are better prepared to manage the impact of the pandemic because of the support of the community.