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US to reopen land border to fully vaccinated Canadians next month

October 13, 2021

Fully vaccinated Canadians will be allowed to enter the United States at land and ferry border crossings starting in early November.  Senior US officials announced Tuesday night a plan to begin reopening the land borders with Canada and Mexico, which have been closed for non-essential travel since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.

Supply-chain disruptions are derailing the global economy

October 12, 2021

China’s economy slows. Energy costs soar. Grocery store shelves in some countries empty. Automobile manufacturers and other goods producers around the world shut down because of semiconductor chip shortages. Shipping costs soar and car dealers and even Apple stores have record low inventories. Fast food joints run out of potatoes and carpenters out of wood. Supply chains are disrupted.

Lingering global supply-chain challenges resulting in months-long wait for appliances

October 6, 2021

When Amy Studholme visited The Brick shortly after Boxing Day last year, she wouldn't have imagined that nearly one year later, she'd still be without the appliances she ordered...

Coca-Cola Turns to Bulkers Amid Container Shipping’s Chaos

October 6, 2021

The chaos in container shipping has forced some brands like Home Depot, Ikea and Costco to get creative with their supply chains. We can now add The Coca-Cola Company to the list.

August 2021 SME business outlook -Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)

August 26, 2021

Canada's small business confidence over the short and long-term changed little in August. The mix of lifting and re-introducing of restrictions caused heterogenous reactions among provinces and sectors.