Latest Issue: September 7, 2021

Crisis Of Conscience For Small Business

Decree to refuse entry conflicts with values for some

In an interview with CTV News on July 15, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Ontario would not invoke a vaccine passport system. “The answer is no, we’re not gonna do it. We’re not gonna have a split society,” he was quoted as saying. Further, Ford said that Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore was not in favour of such as system either, saying there was no reason for it. On September 1, Ford announced a vaccine passport requirement in Ontario, saying that “based on the latest evidence and best advice, COVID-19 vaccine certificates give us the best chance to slow the spread of this virus while helping us to avoid further lockdowns.” Read the latest issue.

Voting Information For 2021 Election

Candidates for Lanark, Renfrew, Mattawa, Bancroft

How to vote and who your candidates are in the local region. Read the latest issue.

Quebec Vaccine Passport Rules

Ontarians visiting Quebec follow same rules with additional ID

A review of the Quebec vaccine passport system that was implemented September 1. Read the latest issue.

Ontario Vaccine Passport Rules

Others visiting Ontario follow same rules with additional ID

A review of the Quebec vaccine passport system that is going to be implemented in September. Read the latest issue.

Marketing | Jennifer Layman

Stop Pivoting: Keep Moving Forward: Use people and resources to your advantage

One of the things I have learned in the past two years of the COVID-19 situation is to ask for help. It took me a while because when I compared my situation to other business owners, I thought, “Well, they’re having a much harder time than I am so I better not complain.” I was grateful I wasn’t a restaurant owner, a fitness club, a hairstylist or any number of other businesses that had seemingly impossible restrictions placed on them. But comparing my situation to others didn’t relieve my anxiety, in fact, it only added to it. So, I learned to ask for help. Read the latest issue.


Book Club | Karma Brown

The 4% Fix: How one hour can change your life

Do you feel like you’re always busy, even as your to-do list continues to grow? Do you think you can’t keep up as it is, let alone add another thing to your plate? An award-winning journalist, avid reader and new mom, Karma Brown dreamed of writing her first novel. But between diapers and tight deadlines, how could she? Like so many of us, she felt stretched taut and hyper-scheduled, her time a commodity over which she had lost control. For Brown, the answer to this problem was to rise earlier every day and use that time to write. Although she experienced missteps along the way, after committing to her alarm clock and an online community of early risers, she completed a debut novel that became a national bestseller. Read the latest issue.

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