Central/Eastern Canada News

Beer Store union warns of price hikes, job losses in new ad blitz targeting Ford

The union representing 7,000 Beer Store employees is launching an advertising blitz warning of job losses, price increases and a reported $1 billion penalty if Premier Doug Ford expands the sale of booze to corner stores.


More Rinaldo's and Side Hustle (Halifax ReTales)

Weekly update on retail and restauarant happenings in Halifax, NS: Rinaldo’s Fairview, Side Hustle Snack Bar at North Brewing, Almonak opens, Yes Chef Bistro Bedford, Another Ardene Closes, Wok Box again, Q-Tique, Zakka Mart, Chat Bar, Wonderful Bao Bao


Tesla opens service centre in Kitchener

Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla has opened a service centre in Kitchener, its first brick-and-mortar location in Ontario outside of the Greater Toronto Area. It's located at 663 Victoria St. N., the former home of used car dealership and service facility Saab of KW. The new service centre is able to undertake all repairs for Tesla's electric vehicles, including software diagnostics and parts replacement.

Tesla had been rumoured to be coming to the property for more than a year, ever since Saab of KW owners Ron and Ray Kraishnik retired and sold the nearly two-acre property next to the Conestoga Parkway.


Here's 8 places to buy groceries in downtown Kitchener | CBC News

Sobeys and Zehrs have yet to make their mark in downtown Kitchener, but local grocer Sam Nabi says that doesn’t mean you can’t buy groceries in the city’s core.


40 days later, Highlife's doors remain closed | CBC News

Almost a month and a half after the planned opening date, Highlife's doors remain closed. Highlife was supposed to open on April 1 and was set to be one of two brick and mortal cannabis stories in northern Ontario.


2 people wanted in arson investigation at Scarborough Dollar Tree

Toronto police are looking for two persons of interest wanted in connection with an arson investigation in Scarborough. Officers were called to a Dollar Tree on Warden Avenue near Eglinton Avenue East around 7 p.m. on Friday. It’s alleged a fire was deliberately started in the store. Smoke filled the building and customers were evacuated. …