A council has apologised after gravediggers began digging up a Somerset nature spot as they practised burials.
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A council has apologised after gravediggers began digging up a Somerset nature spot as they practised burials.
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Ski resorts in Ontario are open. Resorts got the green-light to let people back on the slopes on February 16. It has been a rough season for the industry.The hills had a bit of a late start this year after mild weather in early December delayed snow making efforts. cold snap before Christmas allowed resorts to start covering the hills and they began to prepare for an open-ing day. Hockley Resort opened its hills on December 19, and got a large turn-out of skiers and snowboarders who couldn’t wait to get on the chair lifts. It was a short-lived season when ski hills were placed on the list of places that were not allowed to open when the province went into lockdown on December 26. The ski resort industry lobbied the provincial government, saying that due to the nature of their sport, skiing was not an inherently dangerous activity and they should be allowed to remain open. “We were really taken by surprise,” president of Blue Mountain Resort, Dan Skelton, said at the time. “There was no outreach to the industry to telegraph this was going to be the position. We spent a lot of time, a lot of money, a lot of effort adapting our operation. To be the only jurisdiction in North America where skiing is shut down is really disappointing.” If you are going to hit the hills you should be prepared for some new rules. For starters, you will have to pur-chase your lift ticket ahead of time and on-line. No window sales of tickets will take place.You will only be able to get a four-hour half-day pass. Come prepared to be outdoors the entire time. Buildings will not be open so there will be no warm-up facilities available. You will be required to wear a face covering the entire time you are at the resort and physical distancing must be adhered to at all times. When accessing chair lifts, only people in the same social bubble will be allowed to ride to the top of the hill together. Hockley Valley has announced it will be extending the 2021 season to April 5, this year, weather and snow conditions permitting Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times
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TORONTO — Canada's main stock index posted a triple-digit decline in late-morning trading as U.S. stock markets also fell and the loonie climbed higher. The S&P/TSX composite index was down 107.87 points at 18,376.66. In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 95.69 points at 31,866.17. The S&P 500 index was down 25.05 points at 3,900.38, while the Nasdaq composite was down 136.95 points at 13,461.02. The Canadian dollar traded for 79.88 cents US compared with 79.69 cents US on Wednesday. The April crude oil contract was unchanged at US$63.22 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was down a penny at US$2.79 per mmBTU. The April gold contract was down US$23.70 at US$1,774.20 an ounce and the May copper contract was down two cents at US$4.28 a pound. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 25, 2021. Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) The Canadian Press
Coinbase has filed papers with U.S. regulators to become a publicly traded company as digital currencies continue to march toward mainstream acceptance. The digital currency exchange is seeking a direct listing, which would allow company insiders and early investors to convert their stakes in Coinbase into publicly traded stock. In a Thursday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Coinbase also revealed how interest in digital currency is gaining steam on the exchange. Revenue more than doubled to $1.14 billion in 2020 and the company swung to a profit of $322.3 million after losing tens of millions the previous year. There were 43 million verified Coinbase users in 2020, with 2.8 million making transactions monthly. Coinbase is taking the step toward becoming public at at time when chatter about cryptocurrencies is everywhere, even at the U.S. Federal Reserve. Tesla this month said that it was buying $1.5 billion in Bitcoin as part of a new investment strategy, and that it would soon be accepting Bitcoin as payment for its electric cars. Also this month, BNY Mellon, the oldest bank in the U.S., said it would include digital currencies in the services it provides to clients. Mastercard said it would start supporting “select crypto currencies” on its network. And Blue Ridge Bank of Charlottesville, Virginia, said it would allow cardholders to purchase and redeem Bitcoin at 19 of its ATMs. But volatility currently makes the use of digital currency for the exchange for goods and services untenable. This month, the price of a single Bitcoin exceeded $50,000 for the first time. It's value is up 450% over the past year, down 8% this week, and up 4% Thursday. An early digital currency adopter, billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya, tweeted this month that he bought an empty lot in Lake Tahoe using $1.6 million in Bitcoin in 2014. He converted that pricetag to the equivalent of what he would have paid in February, or what he would have in his pocket if he had just held on to his Bitcoin: $27.5 million. Coinbase Global Inc. is looking to list on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “COIN." It won't raise any proceeds from the listing. Michelle Chapman, The Associated Press
The TNT Tornados have announced they will be resuming hockey activity as of February 20. The return to the ice comes as the region has gone back into the “red zone” after almost two months in a province wide lock-down. Even though they are back on the ice, it doesn’t mean they will be back to league play. The Red Zone restrictions mean there are a lot of limits as to what players and parents can do in the arena. There will only be a maximum of ten players, two coaches, and one trainer allowed on the ice. Parents or guardians will not be allowed in the arena. The only exception to this is one parent or guardian may enter to help tie or untie skates and make sure helmets are properly put in place. Once the player is on the ice, the parent or guardian must leave until the player is back off the ice. Players should arrive dressed to play as dressing rooms will not be available.No games or scrimmages will be allowed. Players can only enter the arena 15 minutes prior to their scheduled ice time.Minor Hockey executives are planning to run this current program until the end of April. They will follow the current situation closely and if the region moves to a yellow or orange alert, they will adjust play on the ice ac-cordingly. For House League, there will be one 50-minute practice per week. For competitive House League there will be two practice times on the ice each week. The move to get back on the ice follows provincial and health region guidelines and protocols for sporting activities in the region. Brian Lockhart, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, New Tecumseth Times
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The provincial government has removed the ban on short-term rentals. The ban, which went into effect April 4, under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, prohibited property owners from renting to guests for a period less than 28 days. Initially the policy was enacted as a safety measure due to Covid-19, to eliminate unnecessary travel and exposure to communities. However, there was confusion over reservations in place prior to April 4 and what structures — motels, cottages, etc. — were considered off limits and to whom. Lodges, cabins, cottages, homes, condominiums and bed-and-breakfast rentals are now permitted across the province, according to a news release from Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Norm Miller. “While this will in no way be a normal summer at least this will give these businesses a chance to survive the COVID-19 crisis,” Miller said in a statement, thanking owners for their patience. “The opening of these facilities will also bring more customers to shops and other small businesses.” Doug Ingram runs Ingram Cottages, with two rental properties in Bala and Gravenhurst. Prior to today, he reached out to local and provincial government who directed him to a hotline for business concerns during Covid that said he was permitted to rent to families who reside in the same home. Still the ban restricted the length of his guests’ stay, a challenge considering the bulk of his summer business is from Canadians renting weekly. With restrictions removed, he said, “we’re all ready to go,” pointing to a full roster of bookings, enhanced cleaning protocols and specific Covid guidelines he designed for staff and guests. “Everything has a risk management to it.” Despite the challenges, demand has been “crazy,” at Jayne’s Cottages, said owner and operator, Jayne McCaw. “We’re having a blockbuster season.” Typically, McCaw sees 30 per cent of her summer business come from American and other international travellers, many who book one of her 200-plus cottages for a week or two. Because of Covid and the short-term rental ban, requests for month-long stays have tripled, she said. McCaw and her colleagues in the industry, formed the Ontario Cottage Rental Managers Association to advocate for reopening, writing to Premier Doug Ford to outline measures taken to keep guests safe during the pandemic. At Jayne’s Cottages, guests are met in person at a safe distance to complete a waiver that states no one in the party is ill or showing symptoms. McCaw has reduced the maximum number of guests per cottage to 10, decreased rental prices to reflect that, included Covid cleaning kits in each cottage and will leave two days between each rental. “It’s been so stressful,” she said, as some property owners she works with have removed their cottages from her inventory out of concerns for safety. Despite the challenges and with the ban now lifted, McCaw expects a prosperous season. “With no day camps running or for those who don’t have the neighbourhood pool anymore, or who can’t go to Europe, their summer is so different,” she said. “People are coming to Muskoka that don’t usually.” Kristyn Anthony reports for Muskokaregion.com through the Local Journalism Initiative, a program funded by the Canadian government. Kristyn Anthony, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, muskokaregion.com
NEW YORK — Best Buy said Thursday that it laid off 5,000 full-time store workers earlier this month, even as the company's sales soared during the pandemic as homebound people bought laptops, TVs and other gadgets. The company said it cut the jobs because more shoppers are choosing to buy online instead of coming inside its stores. Best Buy said it will replace the 5,000 full-time employees with 2,000 part-time workers. Best Buy's workforce has shrunk in the last year after having to furlough workers when it closed stores during the pandemic. It currently has more than 100,000 workers, down by 21,000, or 17%, from the year before. The company is retraining workers to help with online orders. And more space in stores is being used to ship orders or to get them ready for curbside pickup, where shoppers buy online and fetch their orders in the parking lot. Online sales soared 89% from November to the end of January, compared with the same months a year ago, Best Buy said Thursday. Revenue during that quarter grew 11% to $16.9 billion. Its profit rose nearly 10% to $816 million. Its adjusted earnings per share came to $3.48 per share, beating Wall Street expectations. Sales online and at established stores, a key metric of a retailer's health, rose 12.6% in the last quarter and increased 9.7% last year. It expects that number to rise 20% in the current quarter, but growth is expected to slow this year to fall 2% or rise as much as 1%. Best Buy shares fell nearly 6% to $107.05 in morning trading Thursday. Joseph Pisani, The Associated Press