COVID-19

Ian McGrath has made it clear to his bosses: If the company forces staff to return to the office, he'll tender his resignation.
Air Canada more than tripled its revenues last quarter as demand for travel revved back up, though a net loss of nearly $1 billion signalled the pandemic recovery is far from complete.
Two prominent Ottawa HR experts tell OBJ that adapting to the new world of work is an elephant that has to be eaten one bite at a time.
The hiring incentive and two other programs aimed at hard-hit businesses are scheduled to expire in early May.
Ontario is removing most mask mandates on March 21, including in schools, and is ending all remaining public health orders a month later, shifting the onus of protection from COVID-19 to individuals.
Mask mandates remain in place in Ontario, but businesses like gyms, cinemas and restaurants no longer need to check patrons' vaccination status as of Tuesday. 
Canadian Federation of Independent Business boss Dan Kelly says expected rate hikes will pack a wallop for retailers, restaurants and other mainstreet enterprises in a couple of key ways.
Some establishments in Ontario will maintain proof-of-vaccine requirements even after the province ends its vaccine certificate system on Tuesday.
The Board of Trade issued an open letter Thursday calling on local officials from all levels of government to work together to end the protests.
Kanata-based accelerator announced Wednesday that its annual SaaS Showcase will be held in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park on April 6.