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'A little piece of Canada in Panama': A Montreal deli brings a taste of the city to the tropics

Posted on 11 August 2019

When Sara Solomon moved her family to Panama in 2008, she felt something was missing from her adopted home country. "When we originally came here, we didn't have any intention of opening a restaurant," said Solomon. "[But] after six months of living here, we were craving smoked meat and poutine." That craving eventually led her to open Solomon's Montreal Deli in Panama C ...

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Via's case for major rail project better without Montreal-Quebec leg, according to fed. document

Posted on 11 August 2019

OTTAWA — Via Rail’s business case for a multibillion-dollar high-frequency-rail project between Toronto and Quebec City would receive a boost if it ditched the stretch from Montreal to Quebec City, internal federal documents say. The document, labelled “secret,” was obtained by The Canadian Press under access-to-information law. The memo’s release comes as Via looks for ...

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Quebec business owners say Groupon owes them cash as its northern presence fades

Posted on 03 July 2019

Some small business owners in Quebec say Groupon Inc. has left them in the lurch amid signs the company is scaling back its operations in the province. Éloïse Lafrenière, who owns the Davélo Beauty Institute in the Montreal suburb of Carignan, says the daily deals company owes her $11,500 after her salon launched a promotional campaign for facials and other treatments with Groupon ...

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Desjardins: Rogue employee caused data breach for 2.9 million members

Posted on 03 July 2019

More than 2.9 million Desjardins Group members have had their personal information compromised in a data breach targeting Canada’s biggest credit union. The incident stems from “unauthorized and illegal use of internal data” by an employee who has since been fired, Desjardins said Thursday in a statement. Computer systems were not breached, the cooperative said. Names, dates of b ...

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Clifford Starke withdraws his intent to purchase the Alouettes

Posted on 03 July 2019

Montreal businessman Clifford Starke has withdrawn his intent to purchase the Alouettes. “As of 5 p.m. Eastern time today, July 2, 2019, I am officially withdrawing my intent to purchase the Montreal Alouettes from the Canadian Football League,” Starke said in a statement sent out by email Tuesday afternoon. “My partners and I firmly still believe that we have created the ide ...

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Verdun business owners threaten lawsuit over bicycle path

Posted on 03 July 2019

Merchants along Verdun St. are mobilizing to block construction of a bicycle path that would take away 275 parking spaces in the area. On Thursday, 12 small business owners served the borough’s mayor with a lawyer’s letter, giving the city until Monday to respond before facing legal action. They say removing parking spaces in a growing neighbourhood would be catastrophic ...

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Montreal’s Inclusive Workplace Strategy aims to pair local business community with newcomers

Posted on 03 July 2019

Members of the Montreal business community rubbed shoulders with elected city officials as the mayor unveiled plans for the city’s Inclusive Workplace Strategy campaign on Wednesday. The workshop event aimed to create discussions with figures in the local business community on how to help integrate newcomers into the Montreal workforce. The event, called SATORI, which means “awak ...

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Where to buy real estate in 2019: Montreal

Posted on 10 June 2019

While the rest of Canada’s urban housing markets were deflating under the pressure of the mortgage stress test and portents of potentially higher interest rates, Montreal was one of two cities to report price growth in 2019. (The other city was Halifax.) In fact, Montreal is the only city to consistently report positive price growth over the last six months, according to data from the T ...

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Montreal Will Get Its First Alcohol-Free Bar This Summer

Posted on 10 June 2019

Montreal is set to get a bar that doesn’t serve alcohol this summer. CBC reports that Mindful Bar should be on its way to the city in July, aims to give non-drinkers (or just the temporarily sober) a space to hang out and relax. Co-owner Isabel Tames told CBC morning show Daybreak that she quit drinking two years ago, and continued to go out with friends but found herself ...

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Zendesk acquires conversational platform Smooch, launches new WhatsApp and Slack integrations

Posted on 03 June 2019

At its annual Showcase conference in New York City, customer service software provider Zendesk today revealed that it has acquired Montreal-based Smooch, the company behind an eponymous business-to-customer messaging platform, for an undisclosed sum. Zendesk also took the wraps off WhatsApp and Slack integrations and announced new apps available through its Zendesk Marketplace. In a blo ...