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The spotlight is on business thanks to newly launched website

Naotkamegwanning First Nation has launched a new business development website, which aims to showcase its community's startups and enterprises to northwestern Ontario.

Denise Lysak, CEO of Naotkamegwanning Business Corporation, said the website is a tool to raise the profile of businesses in the community, and offer assistance to start-ups.

Malls say visits with Santa will be different this year, but still magical

Shopping centres say meeting Santa will be just as magical for children this Christmas, even if it has to be at a distance of two metres - or via webcam.

At some malls, like Carrefour de l'Estrie in Sherbrooke, children will have a virtual connection to Santa Claus so they can tell him what they want for Christmas.

Throne speech leaves Liberals scrambling for confidence votes

Yesterday millions of Canadians watched the 150th throne speech given from the Senate chamber in Ottawa. This is the second throne speech after the last one given in December to open the 43rd parliament session.

The minority government promised to tackle almost every sectorial problem in Canada, in a proposal also know as the “ambitious plan for an unprecedented reality.”