Central/Eastern Canada News

Montreal pet stores lose bid to suspend rules limiting them to sell shelter animals

A Quebec judge has rejected an application by Montreal pet store owners who sought to suspend a new city bylaw that bans the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits that don't come from shelters or veterinary clinics.

In a decision released Wednesday, Superior Court Justice Johanne Mainville denied the request by 25 owners to have the rules temporarily stayed while a legal case brought by the group is argued on its merits.

coastreporter.net

Changes at Superstore's international aisle creates 'bad problems' for newcomers to TBay

It's been a few months since the international aisle at the Real Canadian Superstore in Thunder Bay, Ont., made some noticeable changes — ones that have had "negative effects" on some newcomers to Canada, according to a teacher at the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association.

The retail giant has stopped carrying a number of international products that were previously available; for example, red pepper paste.

cbc.ca

A 100% Vegan Taco Shop Is Coming to Toronto

A new vegan taco shop -- serving authentic Mexican food -- is coming to Toronto, Canada. La Bartola Taco Shop aims to open next year.

livekindly.com

Ontario Recognizes Retailers Showcasing Local Food

Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, presented Food Basics #856 with the first Foodland Retailer Award for its outstanding display to promote Ontario local food. In the coming weeks, Minister Hardeman and local MPPs will present the 2018 Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards to winning stores across the province.

"Many congratulations to Food Basics in Richmond Hill for creating award-winning displays to showcase Ontario's fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables," said Minister Hardeman. "Taking pride in building creative and innovative displays to showcase fresh Ontario foods supports our hardworking farmers by encouraging shoppers to take home the good things that grow in Ontario."

news.ontario.ca

The End of Mile End? - The Bull & Bear

As with most areas in Canada these days, as rent prices across the city rise like never before, Mile End may soon lose some of its charm.

bullandbearmcgill.com

Toronto designer opening genderless clothing store

The store at College and Dufferin officially opens next Friday, but Audra Brown got a sneak peek at some of the genderless designs.

toronto.citynews.ca

Saving a Starbucks in Toronto: It’s about connected community | The Star

‘Fostering connected communities is a strategic priority. Coffee shops that act as community hubs can play a vital role.’

thestar.com