…………………………….HEAT WARNING continues for Brockville, Leeds-Grenville, Smiths Falls, Lanark, Morrisburg, SD&G………Temperatures between 30 and 32 degrees Celsius with Humidex values near 40 continue this evening. Temperatures will cool off tonight as a cold front sweeps through the region. Heat warnings will likely be ended late this evening or overnight……………………………………………..
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WATERLOO-BASED PPE MANUFACTURER THE CANADIAN SHIELD DONATES 750,000 FACE SHIELDS TO EDUCATION MINISTRIES ACROSS CANADA FOR TEACHERS RETURNING TO CLASSROOMS

WATERLOO-BASED PPE MANUFACTURER THE CANADIAN SHIELD DONATES 750,000 FACE SHIELDS TO EDUCATION MINISTRIES ACROSS CANADA FOR TEACHERS RETURNING TO CLASSROOMS
The Canadian Shield is also launching kids face shields to protect students heading back to school in September WATERLOO – In preparation for Canadian teachers returning to the classroom, Waterloo Region-based Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturer The Canadian Shield is donating 750,000 reusable face shields to provincial and territorial governments across Canada. The value of the 750,000 face shield donation... Read More

Prime Minister announces extension of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Prime Minister announces extension of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit
Ottawa – More Canadians are returning to work, but many people still face challenges due to COVID-19. As we begin to take steps to safely restart our economy, we will continue to support Canadians to protect their health and economic well-being. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the government is extending the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) by eight... Read More

National Headquarters announces $3 million for Branches

National Headquarters announces $3 million for Branches
Volunteer-run Branches facing trouble in the wake of COVID-19 OTTAWA – In an unprecedented move, the Legion’s National Headquarters will release a total of 3 million dollars to help struggling Branches in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Dominion Command Executive Council made a landmark decision to release the funds from the Legion’s national reserves, in order to provide... Read More

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance now open for applications

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance now open for applications
Ottawa – Canadian families and small businesses across the country are feeling the impacts of COVID-19. That’s why the Government of Canada is working with provinces and territories to protect jobs and businesses, and give property owners support so they can help small business tenants make it through these difficult times. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that applications are... Read More

Prime Minister announces opening of program to protect jobs and help businesses

Prime Minister announces opening of program to protect jobs and help businesses
Ottawa – Canadians are focused on keeping their jobs and paying their bills, as they continue to deal with the impacts of COVID-19. That’s why the Government of Canada has put jobs and workers first, in our approach to support businesses during this challenging time. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that application documents and updated criteria for Canada... Read More

CFIB statement on Canada Emergency Business Account eligibility expansion

CFIB statement on Canada Emergency Business Account eligibility expansion
TORONTO – The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) welcomes today’s announcement that the federal government will expand the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) program to include businesses with no payroll. For many weeks, CFIB advocated with government to expand this $40,000 interest-free loan program to more businesses, particularly some of the smallest businesses currently excluded as they cannot demonstrate a... Read More

Reitmans (Canada) Limited Obtains Court Order under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act

Reitmans (Canada) Limited Obtains Court Order under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act
The Company remains open for business, on all of its e-commerce websites and in all of its stores as they re-open. MONTREAL – Reitmans (Canada) Limited (“Reitmans” or the “Company“) announces today that, further to its news release issued this morning and the completion of proceedings before the Québec Superior Court, the Company has obtained an Initial Order (the “Order“)... Read More

Prime Minister announces support for research staff in Canada

Prime Minister announces support for research staff in Canada
Ottawa – From life-saving cancer treatments to clean technologies that protect our environment, thousands of research staff in Canada are driving discoveries and innovations that support our well-being and our economy. When we need them the most, many members of Canada’s academic research community have been forced to temporarily suspend their work due to COVID-19. To ensure they can keep their... Read More

Starting June 1, 2020, Parks Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada will gradually resume some operations at selected national parks, national historic sites, national marine conservation areas and national wildlife areas

Starting June 1, 2020, Parks Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada will gradually resume some operations at selected national parks, national historic sites, national marine conservation areas and national wildlife areas
Gatineau, Quebec – The health and safety of all Canadians, including visitors, employees, and local communities, is the priority for the Government of Canada in the operation of federal protected places. Parks Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada are following the advice of public health experts and continue to make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Being outdoors... Read More

Prime Minister Yesterday Announced Additional Support for Canadian Seniors

Prime Minister Yesterday Announced Additional Support for Canadian Seniors
Ottawa – No Canadian should have to choose between putting food on the table, filling their prescriptions, or paying their bills. Yet too many seniors are facing significant health, economic, and social challenges due to COVID-19. They helped shape this country, and now they need our help. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada has introduced... Read More