April 03, 2020Ontario Extends Business Closures to Stop the Spread of COVID-19
Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is reducing the list of businesses classified as essential and ordering more workplaces to close. This measure is necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of the people of Ontario, while ensuring that necessary goods and services remain available. (Office of the Premeir News Release)
April 03, 2020Housing market stable in March but expected to be impacted in coming months: LSTAR
The London and St. Thomas Association of Realtors (LSTAR) released numbers Friday showing that the housing market remained steady in March but warned that the market will be impacted in the coming weeks and months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Article by: Justin Zadorsky, CTV News London
April 03, 2020'Wake-up call': Ontario set to release projections on COVID-19 in province
Public health officials in Ontario are set to release data today showing how many people could die of COVID-19 under various scenarios. Premier Doug Ford says the projections might be hard to hear and should serve as a wake-up call for some people. By: The Canadian Press, CTV News London
April 03, 2020March Home Sales Remain Steady
“For the first quarter, home sales in 2020 are at 2,170, 12.3% ahead of 2019,” said 2020 LSTAR President Blair Campbell. “But with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all businesses, there is an expectation the marketplace will be impacted in the coming weeks and months. We’ll have to wait and see what this means for LSTAR’s jurisdiction, based on data for the upcoming monthly cycles.” (LSTAR News Release)
April 03, 2020London manufacturer sidelines auto parts, ramps up for face shield production
Cooper Standard on Industrial Road is joining the growing list of London and area industries working to make critical products to help battle the virus. Article by: Norman De Bono, The London Free Press
April 03, 2020Should I sanitize my groceries? Experts weigh in
There is a debate over whether or not it's necessary to disinfect your groceries once you get home. CTV News London Video
April 02, 2020Medical personnel try to get #frontlineflags trending around the world
A group of children’s emergency-room doctors and nurses from London Health Sciences Centre is posing a challenge to their colleagues around the world. They want to tell other medical professionals they aren’t alone during the coronavirus pandemic. Article by: Dan Brown, The London Free Press
April 02, 2020Bryce McConnell-Barker set to become latest Londoner to make first-round splash in OHL draft
When Bryce McConnell-Barker is selected in the first round of the OHL draft Saturday, the first assist will go to his older brother Blake. Blake was the family trailblazer who told his soccer-playing parents to drop him off at the rink, not the field. Article by: Ryan Pyette, The London Free Press
April 02, 2020Helping Hands Support London Food Bank During Covid-19 Crisis
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, food was being sorted at the London Food Bank nightly. But since the outbreak many groups have dropped out due to safety concerns. The London Food Bank’s annual spring drive kicks off on Friday. While some grocery stores are still collecting food, due to COVID-19 the campaign has changed to a virtual fundraiser with money being collected online. Article by: Nick Paparella, iHeart Radio
April 02, 2020COVID-19 Resources
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April 02, 2020Clothing campaign aims to rally small business
A NEW LONDON-BASED clothing initiative, started by Collins Clothiers, is looking to rally small business owners and their clients to generate awareness, support and funds for small, local businesses and front-line organizations. Article by: London Inc Magazine
April 02, 2020Hours of operation at one of London’s two COVID-19 assessment centres are being scaled back.
The Middlesex London Health Unit announced on Thursday that the west-end assessment centre at Oakridge Arena will no longer be open on weekends. Article by Miranda Chant, Blackburn News
April 02, 2020Ontario Strengthening Victim Services in Response to COVID-19
Attorney General announces $4 million to support victims and protect front-line justice staff. News Release from the Ministry of the Attorney General
April 02, 2020Launching of RHA Online
Announcing a new initiative from the RH Accelerator - RHA Online! We founded the RH Accelerator on the principle of "Founders helping Founders." We started as an in person program based in the Roundhouse in London, Ontario. We had plans to bring part of our program national by going online. With COVID-19 changing a lot of business models, we are not immune.
April 01, 2020‘We’re in this together’: London emergency services salute healthcare workers
A convoy of roughly a dozen London Police Service, London Fire Department, and Middlesex-London Paramedic Service vehicles used their sirens and lights to show workers at the city’s four hospitals gratitude on Wednesday for the tireless work they have been doing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Article by: Miranda Chant, Blackburn News
April 01, 2020City of London moving homeless into motels to combat spread of COIVD-19
The City of London has rented 100 motel rooms to help house the municipality’s vulnerable population during the COVID-19 pandemic. Article by: Sawyer Bogdan, Global News
April 01, 2020COVID-19 – Details on the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy released
Today, the Minister of Finance provided additional information regarding the previously announced Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS), which is designed to help employers with up to 75% of salaries, subject to certain conditions and limitations. In this Canadian tax alert, we review the details of the CEWS.
April 01, 2020The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
To help businesses keep and return workers to their payroll through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, proposed the new Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy. This would provide a 75 per cent wage subsidy to eligible employers for up to 12 weeks, retroactive to March 15, 2020.
April 01, 2020Local developer offers up property for field hospital, if needed
The uptick of cases in the province prompted Farhi to offer up a vacant 86,000 square-foot former fitness centre on Wellington Road South to the London Health Sciences Centre in case they need more space to treat patients during the pandemic. Article by: Sofia Rodriguez, CBC News London
March 31, 2020Doctors, nurses face painful choice during pandemic: Go to work, but not home to loved ones
As hospitals brace for the peak of the coronavirus pandemic to stretch health-care resources to their limits in the coming weeks, some doctors and nurses are making the difficult choice to stop going home. They might spread the virus to elderly parents or their kids. It’s why the Schulich school of medicine and dentistry and Western University reserved almost all the hotel rooms available at Windermere Manor Hotel for the next month. The crisis also has inspired a London entrepreneur to start co-ordinating a network of Airbnb hosts willing to rent to medical staff for free or at a discount. Article by: Randy Richmond & Megan Stacey, The London Free Press
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