Category Archives: Economic

'Have a little compassion': Canadians on cruise ship with 4 dead still unsure how they'll get home

With a flu-like illness outbreak, four dead and confirmed cases of COVID-19, it’s been a horrific week for the 1,243 passengers — including 247 Canadians — stuck aboard the Zaandam, a Holland America Line cruise ship that was sailing off the coast of Panama. Now, passengers can add more problems to the list: although Panama allowed the Zaandam to…

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Whitehorse businesses move to phone and online sales amid COVID-19 precautions

Many small businesses in Whitehorse are laying off staff, reducing hours and locking their front doors, but that doesn’t mean they’re shutting up shop completely.  Instead, they are moving to contactless sales by delivering products to customers without any direct person-to-person interaction.  Adapting on the fly The Coast Mountain Sports store is closed to the public but…

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