City of Timmins to deploy bylaw officers at grocery stores
After a brief period of issuing warnings to offending customers, the officers will be directed to start issuing fines
“Shop in the Heart” is a COVID-19 response platform organized by the Downtown Edmonton BIA
Site organized by the Edmonton Downtown Business Association showcasing downtown restaurants, retailers and other businesses who have found a way to deliver their goods and services to the people of Edmonton. Includes those businesses offering online classes or streamed services, gift cards, virtual appointments, equipment rental, delivery or curbside pickups and food specials such as custom meal boxes. Some businesses are offering deep discounts and specials during this time, or free items, donations & specials to first responders and hospital workers.
Toronto-based rental company creates $500K COVID-19 relief fund
Greenrock Real Estate Advisors’ (GREA) has developed a series of initiatives to assist its residents and community members including: $300,000 towards local charitable organizations; a rent assistance program that allows residents to use their last month’s rent deposit as a credit towards their rent payments; the deferral of rent increase notices; $200,000 of grocery gift cards for all Greenrock managed residential units; and a specialized germ protection treatment program.
Elderly shopping hours introduced by multiple grocery chains
Stores and grocery chains including Sobey’s, Loblaws, Shopper’s Drug Mart, Whole Foods, and others are opening their doors early for seniors and those with other health concerns to give them an opportunity to shop with fewer customers around amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grocery stores hiring more staff, offer wage boost as B.C. adapts to COVID-19 buying habits
In addition to raises, several grocery chains have increased store hours and hired staff due to pandemic shopping habits.
Grocery stores offer wage increases to staff working though COVID-19 pandemic
Several grocery store chains across Canada (Sobeys, Loblaws, Metro) are offering raises to workers that have been working through the pandemic.
Calgary grocery store prepares care package to those quarantined
Calgary Co-op chain is offering a Calgary Co-op Care Package containing food essentials, free of charge, to anyone required to be quarantined as directed by a public health agency. These Calgary Co-op Care Packages will contain non-perishable food items such as canned meat, pasta