Top Canadian accounting firms drop COVID-19 vaccine policies for employees

Several of Canada’s major accounting firms are dropping vaccine requirements for staff as COVID-19 cases wane and governments across the country ease public health measures. KPMG, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers are the latest in a string of major white-collar employers to reverse their COVID-19 policies for employees, letting staff work in the office without … Read more

Main Street hotel fire forces 15 people into temporary shelter – Winnipeg

Fifteen people were helped in finding temporary accommodations after a Sunday morning blaze at a downtown hotel. Winnipeg fire crews were called to the scene just after 9:40 am, where they found smoke coming from the building. According to the city’s release, crews fought the fire from the inside, and the flame was brought under … Read more

Los Angeles police investigating after man shot and killed outside Grand Central Market in downtown LA

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed outside Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles Saturday afternoon. The victim was taken to the hospital but died from a gunshot wound to the chest, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Los Angeles police say the shooter remains at large. … Read more

“4 New Bib Gourmands Make 2022 MICHELIN Guide Washington DC” including Two from Petworth!!

photo courtesy Honeymoon Chicken From The MICHELIN Guide: “The MICHELIN Guide has chosen 36 restaurants in Washington deserving of the Bib Gourmand distinction, including four new additions. This announcement precedes the MICHELIN Guide Washington DC Star Revelation event on Wednesday, May 4. Bib Gourmand restaurants offer a full menu of a starter, main course and … Read more

From the street to the sky: Artists take their talents to the top floor of the US Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) — There is a unique new art installation at one of the tallest buildings in downtown Los Angeles. Artists were invited to take their talents from the street to the sky. They painted murals on the top floor of the US Bank Tower. Open house tours are expected to begin in … Read more

Fire Breaks Out At Downtown Dallas High Rise – CBS Dallas/Fort Worth

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – On Mar. 11, Dallas firefighters were able to put out a fire coming from the top floor of a 25-story high-rise with minimal damage to any of the units. The call came in at 6:33 pm Dallas Fire-Rescue units were dispatched to the Manor House, a residential high-rise located at 1222 Commerce … Read more

One Killed In Fatal DTLA Hit-And-Run – CBS Los Angeles

DOWNTOWN (CBSLA) — The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating a fatal hit-and-run in downtown Los Angeles. According to LAPD, the incident happened at around 8:40 pm on the corner of Alameda Street and Palmetto Street. The victim was declared dead at the scene. Police are looking for a pickup roughly made in the 2000s. … Read more

Toronto’s core needs to be less 9-to-5 and more 24/7

The big number 11,459 the approximate number of workstations for employees in City of Toronto offices — 6,093 are in downtown core locations. Most have been unused due to work-from-home policies since March 2020, but workers are set to start returning to their offices this week. One of my most enduring memories of Toronto as … Read more

Trickle of workers expected back into downtown Toronto core

As Ontario lifts more COVID-19 restrictions, Toronto’s employers are slowly welcoming workers back to the office — they expect many employees will continue to work remotely at least part-time. Brian Rosen, president and CEO of commercial real estate and investment management firm Colliers Canada, said Omicron put the brakes on last fall’s gradual return to … Read more

Ottawa bagel store Kettlemans opening first location in downtown Toronto next week

Bagel lovers can rejoice as Kettlemans Bagel is opening its first downtown Toronto location next week. The first Toronto location of the popular Ottawa-based bagel shop opened its doors in Etobicoke in Nov. 2020, with an announcement in Aug. 2021, saying there would be a second location. Due to delays, the second location wasn’t able … Read more