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DRIVERSEAT OPENS IN KINGSTON

DRIVERSEAT OPENS IN KINGSTON
GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION TAKES PLACE THIS WEEK Kitchener – Driverseat is pleased to announce the opening of a new franchise in Kingston Ontario. The business, launched September 1st by co-owners Paul Tremlett and Donna Nelham, will celebrate with a Grand Opening over three days, September 21st to 23rd. “Kingston is the first of two locations they will be operating,” says Brian... Read More

Ann Weir is Ontario East’s Economic Development Officer of the Year

Ann Weir is Ontario East’s Economic Development Officer of the Year
KINGSTON – The Ontario East Economic Development Commission has named Ann Weir the BDC Ontario Economic Development Officer of the Year. Kevin Coleman, of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), presented the award at the opening ceremonies of the annual Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) at Kingston’s Ambassador Hotel Wednesday. Ms. Weir is the Manager of the United Counties... Read More

Public asked for input on customer service rules for Ontario energy utilities

Public asked for input on customer service rules for Ontario energy utilities
TORONTO – Are there any times when Ontario energy utilities shouldn’t be allowed to disconnect customers? How much time should customers be given to pay and should they be allowed to use credit cards? Should energy utilities be allowed to ask for security deposits? The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has launched an online survey at www.oeb.ca/customerservicesurvey to gather input from residential and small business consumers... Read More

Ontario Supporting Manufacturing in Almonte

Ontario Supporting Manufacturing in Almonte
Province Partnering with Sport Systems Canada to Help Retain and Create Jobs Ontario is partnering with Sport Systems Canada to help expand its facilities, creating 10 new jobs and retaining 21 positions in Almonte. John Fraser, MPP for Ottawa South, made the announcement today at Sport Systems Canada on behalf of Jeff Leal, Minister Responsible for Small Business. Sport Systems Canada manufactures... Read More

Ontario Adds 25,500 Jobs in July

Ontario Adds 25,500 Jobs in July
Province Focused on Supporting Job Creation and Helping People Get Ahead Ontario’s economy continues to perform strongly, adding 25,500 jobs in July. There was an increase of 17,600 full-time jobs and 7,900 part-time jobs.Employment in Ontario is up 137,900 jobs, year over year. The province’s unemployment rate has been below the national average for 28 consecutive months. The employment increase was... Read More

Local Prescott Businesses are Creating Jobs, Forecasting Expansions and Increases in Sales

Local Prescott Businesses are Creating Jobs, Forecasting Expansions and Increases in Sales
PRESCOTT – The Town of Prescott’s Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) process passed a significant milestone on its way to completion this past month. On July 19th, 30 business owners, community members, and Town officials came together at Fort Wellington National Historic Site to hear, and weigh in on, the results of the 66 interviews conducted with local business owners.... Read More

Statement from Finance Minister Charles Sousa on the tentative agreement between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and the OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED)

Statement from Finance Minister Charles Sousa on the tentative agreement between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and the OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED)
Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, issued the following statement on the tentative agreement between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and the OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED): “I am pleased that the negotiating teams of the LCBO and the OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED) have been able to come to a tentative agreement. This is good news... Read More

Extension Agreement Reached with OPSEU Unified Bargaining Unit

Extension Agreement Reached with OPSEU Unified Bargaining Unit
The government of Ontario and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) have ratified a four-year extension agreement for the Unified Bargaining Unit. This extension agreement covers issues applicable to the Unified Bargaining Unit, with a four-year term of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2021. It includes modest wage increases that are fair and reasonable to employees and align... Read More

Business Retention & Expansion Program Visits Complete

Business Retention & Expansion Program Visits Complete
North Grenville – Over the past three months, 84 community businesses had the opportunity to voice their opinions about the local economy as the Municipality of North Grenville progressed through the interview stage of the Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) Program, in cooperation with the North Grenville Chamber of Commerce and the Old Town Kemptville BIA. The BR+E Program kicked into... Read More