Central/Eastern Canada: ON/QC/Maritimes

New rule forcing Montreal pet stores to get their animals from shelters gets mixed reviews

Starting July 1, 2019, pet stores in Montreal will no longer be able to sell cats, dogs and rabbits that come from breeders — instead, they will need to get their animals from shelters.


Shop N Play, P.E.I.’s largest gift and souvenir shop, sold to Nova Scotia businessman | Th

One of Atlantic Canada’s largest gift and souvenir shops has been sold.

Jeannette Arsenault and Don Maxfield, owners of Shop & Play in Borden-Carleton, announced Thursday they have sold their business to John Campbell, a Nova Scotia businessman and owner of the renowned Sou’Wester Restaurant and Gift Shop in Peggy’s Cove, N.S.

Campbell assumes ownership of Shop & Play effective immediately.

Shop & Play, branded “the most fun gift shop in Canada” and home to the popular Spirit of Anne statue, was established in 1989 under the name Cavendish Figurines Ltd. by Arsenault and Maxfield.


More charger stations at CF Lime Ridge Mall in Hamilton ON

Owners of non-Tesla electric or hybrid vehicles will be able to charge up at Lime Ridge Mall by month’s end.


Health food store comes to Scarborough's Port Union neighbourhood

Rouge Naturals, which carries an array of products for health-conscious consumers, opened on Lawrence Avenue in Scarborough June 1.


Adults-only sex boutique to open in downtown Peterborough on Saturday

According to new downtown business owner Diana Stephens, there are three types of business that will never cease to exist — those catering to haircuts, funerals and sex.