Canada extends ban on foreign travellers to July 31

Canada extends ban on foreign travellers to July 31

The Canadian government has extended the current ban on most international travellers until July 31.

The federal government first shut the border to non-Canadian citizens, with limited exceptions, to limit the spread of COVID-19 in mid-March. This ban exempted the United States, which entered into a separate agreement with Canada shortly after, that has been renewed until July 21 at least. Source here. 

Minister Osborne Announces Residential Construction Rebate – Newfoundland

Minister Osborne Announces Residential Construction Rebate – Newfoundland

Today, the Honourable Tom Osborne, Minister of Finance and President of Treasury Board, announced a new Residential Construction Rebate Program that will allow homeowners to save money on construction and renovations, while also helping to stimulate the economy and employment in the province’s construction industry. Homeowners can qualify for the Residential Construction Rebate in one of two ways:

Renovation Projects
A 25 per cent rebate is available for renovation projects for principal residences, up to a maximum rebate of $10,000 (based on a $40,000 project).

New Home Construction
A rebate of $10,000 is available for new home construction on homes valued up to $350,000 before HST.

Read more here. 

Canadian Window Manufacturer Expands to PPE for Frontline

Canadian Window Manufacturer Expands to PPE for Frontline

Canadian manufacturer, North Star Windows & Doors (based in Ontario in Woodbridge and St. Thomas) has partnered with various Canadian vendors to design and source the materials required to produce protective face shields for our frontline workers, such as medical practitioners, personal support workers, and factory employees, who have close human contact. The face shields were designed by North Star’s engineering team and are made to Federal Government Guidelines for both material and size. The design was finalized based on feedback from an Ontario hospital to ensure usability and comfort. North Star has expanded current production capabilities at their St. Thomas plant to enable up to 3,000 high-quality face shields to be manufactured per week. Read the press release here.