Central/Eastern Canada News

Ontario to issue 50 new cannabis store licences, eight to go to First Nations

Ontario is set to get 50 more cannabis retail stores starting in October with a lottery for 42 retail sore authorizations and another eight on First Nations reserves through a separate process.


For plus bodies, by plus bodies

Online thrift shops Fat Chance Vintage and Kitsch District look outside of straight sizes and binaries to provide inclusive, accessible second-hand clothing.


Toronto’s Beach Village Continues To Maintain Its Small-town Vibe

Nestled into a small alcove in Toronto’s east-end is a community that maintains a different way of life—The Beach Village.


Sydney's downtown business district on the upswing | CBC News

Major developments in downtown Sydney, N.S., that are either underway or in the planning stages are boosting confidence in the local business sector.


Toronto store gets new name, fresh look

The owners of the Ruff Creek convenience stores want people to know their stores have made a lot of changes recently, but quality is not one of them.

Coen Markets, which owns stores in Toronto, Brilliant, Follansbee, Wintersville, Weirton and Steubenville, is in the process of changing the branding of the stores, and has added new items and attitudes about food. They will now be called Coen Markets and their Franklin Avenue store in Toronto had its official re-opening on Thursday.


Vince’s Market 2019 scholarship recipients | Grocery Business News

Vince’s Market has announced the 2019 recipients of its Seeds of Growth scholarship fund. This year’s recipients are Jackson Enright and Samantha McGuire, both of whom work at the Tottenham, ON Vince’s Market location. Each will receive $500 to be used towards their post secondary education. (Grocery Business Magazine)


Rideau Bakery's closure a major hit to Jewish community | CBC News

The closure of Ottawa’s Rideau Bakery is leaving a hole in the city’s Jewish community, which lost the city’s only kosher bakeries.