After 2 years in the pandemic economy, businesses still face uncertainty

Mar 7, 2022
But it's not necessarily the pandemic that's driving it. Three businesses on three continents share what they're seeing.
Small businesses have been through a lot of stress and uncertainty in the last two years, and the war in Ukraine is creating new challenges.
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Rising lumber prices can be tracked to a host of issues in Canada

Jan 24, 2022
Storms, supply chain problems, and a beetle infestation are among the factors in the lumber price spike.
A variety of problems in Canada has led to a spike in lumber prices.
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Quebec, suffering Canada's highest COVID deaths, will tax the unvaccinated

Jan 14, 2022
Strains on ICUs across the province are behind the provincial government's decision.
A nurse prepares a COVID-19 vaccine in Montreal, Quebec. The province is planning to impose a tax on the unvaccinated.
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Potato wart outbreak leads to Canada stopping its spuds from heading to U.S.

Dec 24, 2021
Every year, Canada ships enough potatoes to starch up about 9 million Americans.
A potato wart outbreak has lead to an potato export ban from the Canada to the U.S.
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Pandemic highlights poor conditions for some of Canada's farmworkers

Aug 10, 2021
The country is starting to beef up inspections and is looking at a process to set standards for housing farmworkers who are in the country on temporary visas.
The pandemic has highlighted the poor living and working conditions some temporary farmworkers in Canada experience.
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Canadian businesses prepare for more U.S. visitors

Jul 16, 2021
It’s been a tough year and a half for Canadian border towns dependent on U.S. tourists.
The gates at an Ontario, Canada, crossing site are closed, but the border could reopen as soon as mid-August.
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Canada's agricultural worker program is under scrutiny amid the pandemic

Jun 14, 2021
COVID-19 raised questions about the working and living conditions for some of the country's immigrant workers.
Farm workers fill up bins in the back of a truck with zucchini.
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Maple syrup season brings challenges for Canada's "sugar shacks"

Apr 7, 2021
The shacks that traditionally offer an indoor, communal dining experience have had to go to a "take-home" model during COVID.
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For some U.S.-Canadian couples, the pandemic has meant unwanted separation

Sep 29, 2020
Travel restrictions have resulted in some couples having to choose between keeping jobs and seeing loved ones.
Canadians can still fly to the U.S. But to do so could mean risking one's health or job.
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Trump brings back tariff on Canadian aluminum, one month after USMCA takes effect

Aug 7, 2020
The president says Canada is flooding the U.S. with imported aluminum and undercutting American companies.
President Donald Trump speaks to workers at a Whirlpool manufacturing facility on Aug. 6, 2020 in Clyde, Ohio.
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