Central/Eastern Canada News

Construction hurting Ste-Catherine Street businesses

The grande dame of Montreal’s shopping district is undergoing a complete overhaul. The city is redoing centuries-old infrastructure on the street between Mansfield and De Bleury streets.

Work began in January 2018 and then started up again in February 2019. The city’s redesign of the area is pedestrian-friendly, with a large swath of the street being reduced to just one traffic lane. The city also plans on widening sidewalks, lining the street with furniture and planting more trees.

But businesses in the area fear they may not survive to see the new street reopen.


Quebec's cannabis shops open every day, starting next week | CBC News

The Société québécoise du cannabis (SQDC) had to close its outlets Mondays to Wednesdays soon after pot was legalized in Canada last October, as it struggled to keep up with demand. In February, the shops reopened on Wednesdays but remained closed two days a week.


Family-owned store, passed down for 4 generations, marks 95 years in business | CBC News

Wilson's Home Hardware Building Centre started as Wilson's General Store in 1924 in Barrington, N.S. This weekend, the store will celebrate its 95th anniversary.


Little Foot Foods has been hit by theft twice — this time a perogy machine | CBC News

A perogy-making machine was stolen out of the back of a company truck in less than eight minutes, said owner of Little Foot Foods in Windsor.


'Plant-based meat' burger ads trigger complaint from Quebec cattle producers

Canadian cattle producers are calling out a popular brand of veggie burgers for advertising its products as 'plant-based meat,' saying that the term is inaccurate and breaks federal rules.


Highlife gets green light to open doors, pending final inspection | CBC News

Sudbury's second cannabis store is one step closer to opening its doors.

Highlife, located on Marcus Drive in New Sudbury, has been delayed since April, when it was slated to be northern Ontario's first bricks and mortar cannabis story.