As pandemic worsens strain on homeless shelters, Montreal to provide temporary housing in hotels



a man preparing food in a kitchen: Volunteers at the Welcome Hall Mission prepare a Thanksgiving meal for patrons.


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Volunteers at the Welcome Hall Mission prepare a Thanksgiving meal for patrons.

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante says she’s working with federal and provincial governments to temporarily house people who are homeless in mostly vacant hotels once again, as shelters continue to see an increase in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“I think we must seize the opportunity to quickly give a roof to many people who

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Is it Safe to Travel? How to Vacation Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Several months into the pandemic and many of the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stop the spread of COVID-19 haven’t changed much: Wear masks, socially distance, wash your hands and stay home as much as possible. However, with pandemic fatigue weighing on people around the world, it seems difficult, especially for avid travelers, to stomach the idea of not being able to go on

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Sigourney Weaver On ‘Call My Agent!’ and Working During The Pandemic

Before borders closed due to the pandemic, Sigourney Weaver was able to travel to Paris in January to shoot a highly anticipated episode of “Call My Agent!,” the hit French series that’s available on Netflix worldwide (the fourth season drops Nov. 4). The first international actor to participate in the ensemble series, Weaver was quick to accept the part which sees her taking part in a French movie. The experience

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Business trip during pandemic: testing, empty airports, lonely takeout

  • Alan Kearl is a beauty industry executive experienced in operations, finance, and strategy.
  • After losing his job during the pandemic, he was sheltering in place in Maine.
  • So he had mixed emotions when he was offered a consulting gig that would require travel.
  • Overall, he’s felt safe traveling, but has noticed a lot of big changes in airports and hotels.
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Fashion retail giant H&M to close 250 of its stores around the world as the pandemic sends shoppers online



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Fashion giant H&M said it is closing 250 of its stores globally next year as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to accelerate a major switch to online shopping. 

H&M, which is the world’s second biggest clothing retailer, said that around a quarter of its 5,000 stores are able to renegotiate or exit contracts next year, allowing it to shut around five per cent

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Holidays approaching, travel still slow at Rochester’s airport due to pandemic

In fact, with about 1.3 million people departing on flights from Rochester in 2019, it was a record year for the airport. Now, Rochester’s airport – like others across the country – is down by about 63% in flights, and about 70% in passengers. 

“If you compare August of 2020 to August of 2019, we’re down about 62,000 passengers in one month alone,” says Moore. However, after an unusual spring

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Business travel too valuable to disappear after pandemic

Business travel is too important in driving business growth for it not to return to normal levels once the pandemic is over, says Jennifer Bowe, EMEA finance director at TripActions.

The travel and tourism industry has been decimated by the coronavirus crisis with the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) reporting that the pandemic could cost 75 million jobs worldwide and deliver a hit to the global economy of $2.1trn.

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On World Mental Health Day, 9 ways to boost your mental health as the coronavirus pandemic continues

Oct. 10, 2020, marks World Mental Health Day, an annual event that looks very different this year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Experts in the U.S. are warning of a mental health crisis as people’s lives remain upended by the pandemic.

MORE: Mindfulness during the coronavirus: Harvard professor’s tips to help lower anxiety

“COVID-19 really hits on so many different pieces that could impact someone’s mental health,” Pooja Lakshmin, MD, a

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Luxury Thai Hotels Opening in Pandemic Bet on 5-Star Quarantine

(Bloomberg) — A slew of luxury hotels opening in Thailand amid the Covid-19 pandemic are pinning their hopes on a government plan to lure high-spending tourists, betting those seeking five-star quarantine will help cushion the devastation wrought on the travel industry.

About half-a-dozen luxury hotels that opened in Bangkok during the pandemic, or will open soon, from Four Seasons, Kempinski and Capella are likely to benefit from a new visa

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Why the world’s most beautiful Taco Bell staffed up during the pandemic

The most beautiful Taco Bell in the world sounds like an oxymoron.

Until, well, you pull up to the most beautiful Taco Bell in the world.

Nestled 75 feet from the ocean on Pacifica State Beach, it looks more like a SoCal bungalow than a fast-food place with $1.29 tacos. The beach’s gentle waves lightly crash against the sand behind the Taco Bell, burritos make their way out of a

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Evers announces $109 million in grants for Wisconsin small businesses hurt by the pandemic, including hotels, music venues, movie theaters

As the Wisconsin economy continues to struggle six months into the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Tony Evers has announced $109 million in new and renewed grant funding for small businesses.



Tony Evers sitting on a table: Gov. Tony Evers speaks to reporters in his office at the Wisconsin State Capitol in December 2019.


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Gov. Tony Evers speaks to reporters in his office at the Wisconsin State Capitol in December 2019.

Among those that stand to benefit: music venues, hotels, restaurants, bars, nonprofit cultural venues, and privately owned movie

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Keeping Pandemic Precautions in Mind During Group Outdoor Adventures

“This is the crux move, keep me tight,” Crista barked from 60 feet above us, as she prepared for the biggest risk of the route. Lead climbing (without the safety of a rope secured to an anchor above her), the next few moves—a slabby foothold and a crimpy handhold by her fingertips—would dictate a clean send or a big whip down of nearly 25 feet. These quick words were a

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Technology is helping global communities recover during the pandemic

  • Businesses, universities, and communities around the world are innovating with digital technologies — including social media, mobile apps, analytics, and cloud computing — to cope with the pandemic. 
  • Yolande E. Chan, Arman Sadreddin, and Suchit Ahuja, researchers in business technology management, found many organizations are incorporating digital technologies into phases of their crisis management plans.
  • From identifying potential threats to containing crises, these technologies rely on community participation and infrastructure
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How to Keep Pandemic Safety in Mind During Group Outdoor Adventures

“This is the crux move, keep me tight,” Crista barked from 60 feet above us, as she prepared for the biggest risk of the route. Lead climbing (without the safety of a rope secured to an anchor above her), the next few moves—a slabby foothold and a crimpy handhold by her fingertips—would dictate a clean send or a big whip down of nearly 25 feet. These quick words were a

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Restaurants, hotels, bars continue to struggle under new Manitoba pandemic restrictions

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, bars, restaurants and hotels in Manitoba face an ongoing financial struggle with new provincial health restrictions.



a group of people preparing food in a kitchen: The restaurant business has taken a huge hit during the pandemic, and Manitoba industry organizations are fighting for their members to stay afloat.


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The restaurant business has taken a huge hit during the pandemic, and Manitoba industry organizations are fighting for their members to stay afloat.

The latest blow is a series of Code Orange restrictions affecting the Winnipeg area, which went into effect Monday — limiting hours at licensed

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Hotels, hospitals, offices turning to delivery bots during pandemic

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Honeywell cuts business jet deliveries outlook as pandemic hits aviation

By Allison Lampert

MONTREAL (Reuters) – Honeywell Aerospace <HON.N> on Tuesday cut its outlook for business jet deliveries, but held out hope that most future orders would escape the punishing effect of the COVID-19 crisis that has battered the aviation sector.

Honeywell’s 2020 business aviation outlook forecasts up to 7,300 new business jet deliveries worth $235 billion from 2021 to 2030, down 4% from the same 10-year forecast a year

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Evers announces $109 million in grants for Wisconsin small businesses hurt by pandemic

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Gov. Tony Evers speaks to reporters in his office at the Wisconsin State Capitol in December 2019. (Photo: Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

As the Wisconsin economy continues to struggle six months into the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Tony Evers has announced $109 million in new and renewed grant funding for small businesses.

Among those that stand to benefit: music venues, hotels, restaurants, bars, nonprofit cultural venues, and privately owned

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Here are 8 ways travel will change after the pandemic

With coronavirus cases continuing to spike in America and abroad, travelers with a United States passport remain grounded. To date, just nine countries are open to Americans without restrictions. If Belarus, Serbia, Zambia or any of the other six countries on that list aren’t in the cards, then travelers itching to get on an international flight will have to wait.

How long is still unknown. Elizabeth Becker, author of Overbooked:

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New St. Charles business wants to provide a safe return during pandemic

ST. CHARLES – Ryan Sheley wants people to feel comfortable coming into a school or business as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

He recently launched aSafeReturn.com, which sells protective shields, cough boxes and other products to businesses and schools for their use. The business is located at 882 Equity Drive in St. Charles.

“Everybody is trying to figure out how we can return safely,” Sheley said. “We consult and suggest to

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