$3.5M in government funding supports affordable housing project in Peterborough, Havelock – Peterborough

The federal and provincial governments have announced $3.5 million in funding for affordable housing complexes in Peterborough and Havelock The joint funding will support the 34-unit complex on Bonaccord Street in Peterborough and the 24-unit on Smith Drive in Havelock, Peterborough-Kawartha MP Maryam Monsef and Peterborough-Kawartha MPP Dave Smith announced Thursday during a virtual press … Read more

Bombardier sees profit jump as wealthy travelers return to flying

By Ankit Ajmera and Allison Lampert Reuters Posted May 6, 2021 9:05 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada’s Bombardier reported a 43 per cent increase in quarterly adjusted profit on Thursday, helped by a recovery in business aviation, as rising COVID-19 vaccinations encourage wealthy travelers … Read more

Restaurant servers are the only adult front line workers making less than minimum wage — and experts say some are likely legally entitled to a raise

When you pick up your takeout during Ontario’s latest stay-at-home order, the worker handing you your food and cans of beer may be making less than minimum wage. With restaurants closed to dining, many servers who used to make a large portion of their pay in the form of tips are still working — but … Read more

Seafarer rescue: Large brands adopt checklist to bring crew home | Business and Economy News

An estimated 200,000 crew are stuck on commercial vessels globally amid attempts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Unilever Plc and other big retail brands are among consumer giants adopting a toolkit to audit their shipping supply chains in an effort to help bring seafarers stuck on commercial vessels back home and eliminate human rights … Read more

Iron ore is saving Australia’s trade with China. How long can it last?

Now, one commodity is almost single-handedly keeping the trade relationship afloat: iron ore. Diplomatic relations between Australia and China fell into a deep chill one year ago, after Prime Minister Scott Morrison called for an independent investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic which threatened to challenge Beijing’s narrative of the viral outbreak. The … Read more

Federal government provides $2.5M for 700 youth jobs in Peterborough-Kawartha – Peterborough

The federal government says its latest funding of more than $2.5 million will create more than 700 youth jobs in the riding of Peterborough-Kawartha. On Wednesday morning, riding Liberal MP Maryam Monsef announced the $2,503,845 in funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program, which aims to create 711 jobs for youth between the ages of … Read more

Mealworm on the menu: EU approves first insect protein | Food News

Millions of people around the world already eat insects, which are also a more environmentally friendly alternative to rearing cattle and other larger sources of protein. Frog legs rolled in worm flour could be the next culinary delight for European haute cuisine after the European Union gave its blessing for the first time for an … Read more

American factories are desperate for workers. It’s a $1 trillion problem

Even though US manufacturing activity surged to a 37-year high in March, the industry has more than half a million job openings. Factories are struggling to find skilled workers for specialized roles such as welders and machinists. Manufacturers are even having trouble hiring entry-level positions that do not require expertise. As many as 2.1 million … Read more