Central/Eastern Canada News

Councillor confident another grocer will open at Porcupine Mall in Timmins ON

The city councillor whose ward includes the Porcupine Mall is taking an optimistic, wait-and-see attitude on the closure of the Metro store in the mall. Montreal-based Metro informed employees yesterday that the store will close next month.

“It is disappointing for the east end of the community,” says John Curley. He does, however, think that next month’s closure of the only grocery store east of Timmins proper will be temporary.

“Would somebody else be interested in moving into that location? I definitely think there would be. The possibilities are there and I believe that will happen.”


Pot shop brought 'total chaos' to quiet street, neighbours complain | CBC News

Some residents of Ottawa's Wellington West neighbourhood say they've had it with the "ridiculous" traffic that's arrived with the opening of a local cannabis store. 


Ed Sheeran is opening his only Canadian pop-up store in Toronto

An Ed Sheeran pop-up store is coming to Toronto. The British singer/songwriter is opening his only Canadian pop-up on Queen Street.


Politicians, businesses backing CCTV cameras for ByWard Market | CBC News

In the wake of a series of deadly shootings in the ByWard Market, the local councillor, the mayor and now several business owners are announcing their support for video surveillance cameras to watch over the popular entertainment district.


Photographers partner on pop-up store in Creemore

Fine art photographer, Heidi Leverty and Bob Hyland have combined their talents for a Creemore POP UP gallery for the month of July. The temporary storefront at 151 Mill Street will be part of the Creemore business and art community until July 28 with an official reception set for Sunday, July 5 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.