Wage and Rent Subsidies extended
EXTENSION OF WAGE AND RENT SUBSIDY AND LOCKDOWN SUPPORT
On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, the federal government announced that it intends to extend the current rate structures for pandemic subsidies from March 14 to June 5, 2021. Specifically:
the maximum wage subsidy rate for active employees would remain at 75 per cent;
The maximum rent subsidy rate would remain at 65 per cent; and
Lockdown Support would remain at 25 per cent and continue to be provided in addition to the rent subsidy, providing eligible hard hit businesses with rent
March 6, 2021
Telemed Belleville now open and accepting patients
A new business has opened its doors in Belleville aimed at helping address the growing need for health care providers in the city, and in the region.
Mayor Panciuk was in attendance to cut the ribbon and welcome TeleMed Belleville to the region. Also on hand for the celebration were councilors Tyler Allsopp and Garnet Thompson. MP Neil Ellis and David Joyce on behalf of MPP Todd Smith, Belleville Chamber President Peter Kempenaar and CEO Jill Raycroft also took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Telemed MD is a leading virtual care provider focused on bridging the gap
March 4, 2021
Are you eligible for these provincial support grants
The Ontario government has to-date provided more than $1 billion through the Ontario Small Business Support Grant to help eligible business owners affected by the COVID-19 restrictions.
The grant provides a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 and can be used in whatever way makes the most sense for individual businesses; from paying employee wages, to offsetting the cost of rent, to purchasing inventory.
"Small businesses are the backbone of Ontario's economy employing local people in communities across the province," said Premier Ford. "The sad fact is these business owners
March 2, 2021
Goodbye Chief Mac!
Firefighters from Stations 3, 4 and 5 surprised Fire Chief Mark MacDonald at Station 3 on Tuesday, Feb. 23rd.
All personnel stood outside, exercised physical distancing, and wore masks with the station apparatus behind them. They had arranged to have an aerial picture taken using a drone. This picture will be a keepsake for Fire Chief MacDonald who retires in March to take on life's next adventures.
Firefighters thanked the Chief for his commitment to the fire service and for his dedication to the emergency management in the City of Belleville.
February 24, 2021
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February 24, 2021