Sunday, January 24, 2021

Business News

In December, the unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region, which includes the Municipality of Meaford, increased by 0.2 percentage point to 5.6%. At the same time, the provincial unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 8.5%, both unadjusted for seasonality. The annual adjusted unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.2%, 2.9 percentage points higher than that for 2019 which was 4.3%. Overall net employment in the region decreased by 200, with full-time losses (-100) and part-time losses...
Meaford’s entertainment culture boasts a vibrant community of talented local musicians where the downtown is usually bustling throughout the year with live music and theatre. COVID-19 put an abrupt halt to the entire live entertainment industry. The arts community was not to be deterred for long, and soon artists and arts organizations stepped up to fill the community’s need for connection, inspiration, and entertainment. Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre launched 'Live it Live', a live-stream music concert series featuring...

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