Central/Eastern Canada News

Stalwart downtown London merchant Fred Kingsmill dies at 90

He was a lifelong businessman, a stalwart downtown booster, a father of two who fancied himself a farmer when he wasn’t managing the legendary family-run department store that bore his name.

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Giant Tiger plans new four-storey Ottawa HQ on Walkley Road | Ottawa Business Journal

The multi-phased development would see much of the existing structure maintained as an ancillary store connected to the new corporate building, which will contain roughly 187,000 square feet of office space. A portion of the warehouse will be demolished for construction staging purposes, but additional work will see 182,685 square feet of industrial space maintained for lease to future tenants.

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A 'bittersweet' ending to venerable bookshop's story | CBC News

With its owner dead and the building sold, the race is on to empty the shelves of a decades-old bookstore in Carleton Place, Ont. The call has gone out across the region — stacks upon stacks of titles at The Book Gallery on Lake Avenue W. are free to anyone who will come to take them away, and they have to be gone by June.

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Why e-commerce growth on P.E.I. isn't creating jobs | CBC News

E-commerce on P.E.I. is growing rapidly, according to a new report from Statistics Canada, but there does not appear to be a corresponding growth in jobs.

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Montreal wig shop has offered discretion and style for over 50 years

More than half a century ago, 17-year-old Rosina Seminaro blithely suggested that her grandmother Maria and mother Antoinetta open a wig shop. They heeded the girl’s advice.

montrealgazette.com

Padolsky: The birth and death of the ByWard Market

It is no secret that, over the last two decades, through indifference and mismanagement, the City of Ottawa has driven some of the region's most dedicated farmers away from this historic venue.

ottawacitizen.com