July 7, 2020 - When people think of an award winning graphic design company, it is hard not to automatically picture it being located in big cities like Toronto or Vancouver. However, creativity also lives in the North and 9 Lives Design is an award winning graphic design company with small offices in North Bay, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta.
June 16, 2020 - Tourism is a very significant industry in Northern Ontario and the travel restrictions necessary to control the spread of Covid-19 are having real impacts on both tourism operators and the local businesses that rely on the people those operators attract. The tourism industry brings business to restaurants, hotels/motels, mom & pop shops, fishing/hunting lodges, museums, provincial/national parks and the list goes on. Without tourists, many of the businesses that rely on them will suffer a great deal during this pandemic. Many may not exist post-pandemic if measures aren’t taken to bridge the economic gap while we address the health crisis and the constraints it necessitates.
June 9, 2020 - In combating COVID-19 citizens across the globe are being asked to socially and/or physically distance themselves in order to flatten the curve. But what exactly do the two terms mean for individuals?
June 3, 2020 - When you think of a small food business many people think of restaurants, food trucks or coffee shops. One food that does not come to mind is hummus. A family recipe, Zaher’s Small Batch exceeds expectations with their growing local hummus business. Part of their success comes from the many partnerships that Zaher’s has created along the way.
May 6, 2020 - Getting from point A to point B can be a struggle for some communities in Ontario’s Far North. With limited or no road access, receiving supplies and visiting neighbouring communities is almost impossible. Aside from winter roads, the one thing keeping these communities connected are airplanes. With organizations such as North Star Air, accessing the Far North is made easier.
May 5, 2020 - This blog first appeared in The Walleye Magazine, May issue
April 14, 2020 - Northern Ontario communities are increasingly turning to international immigrants to fill labour gaps. However, in order to attract, integrate, and retain people, a lot of work must be done - especially at the community-level.