Restaurant Patios Arrive on Sykes Street

sykes patios 270The Leeky Canoe on Sykes Street is the latest Meaford restaurant to create patio space for its customers during Stage 2 of the province’s reopening program. Owners Sean and Michelle Crooks received invited customers to a soft opening of their newly-built patio in front of the restaurant, on Sunday, June 28. The patio officially opens on July 1.

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What Is The Chamber Of Commerce Doing During COVID-19?

chamber logo 2020 270The Meaford downtown core was struggling long before our current circumstances. We all intuitively understand that if the downtown core of the Town of Meaford is vibrant and prosperous, we will sell more art in Griersville, more wine and custom furniture in the Irish Block, and more farm produce in Hoath Head, yet we cannot resist the ease, selection, and price offered online. So Meaford businesses, as in so many other communities, struggle. Yet there are some notable successes we can emulate.

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Regional Unemployment Rate Increases to 8.1% in April

four county labour market planning board 270In April, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region increased by 2.2 percentage points to 8.1%. At the same time, the provincial unemployment rate increased by two percentage points to 8.2%.

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Local Business Makes PPE Donation

PPEDonation270Meaford-based business 365 Sports has made a large donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to our local hospital.

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