Food

Alberta bans dining-in, toughens other health measures

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — As Covid-19 variants continue to spread like wildfire through the Alberta population, Premier Jason Kenney announced Tuesday the province is taking a step back in its reopening strategy. “This is …

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Stay-at-home order may come to Ontario as early as tomorrow: Premier Doug Ford

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — More restrictions, including a stay-at-home order, could be coming to Canada’s largest province, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Tuesday. “We’re going to have further restrictions going forward, very, very quickly,” …

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Phase 1 of Honolulu’s single-use plastic ban takes effect April 1

By Alfred Acenas (EBC Hawaii-Pacific) HONOLULU (Eagle News) — Plastic cutlery and disposable food containers will be banned beginning Thursday in Hawaii. The ban on disposable food ware was supposed to take effect at the beginning of the year. But …

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Hawaii’s oldest bakery to close due to mounting losses from COVID-19 pandemic

HONOLULU (Eagle News) – Despite having survived two world wars, the Great Depression, numerous recessions, and even the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, Hawaii’s own Love’s Bakery is shutting down operations at the end of March, citing financial hardships caused by the …

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Consumer spending in Canada bounces back as second wave subsides: Report

By: Thomas I. Likness EBC News Service (Eagle News) — Household spending in Canada in February is up from the same month a year ago according to an economics report from the Royal Bank of Canada released Tuesday. Core spending …

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LA shuts restaurants as virus surges, but Europe eases lockdowns

  By AFP Bureaus LOS ANGELES (AFP) — A restaurant dining ban in Los Angeles was due to come into force Wednesday as officials warned Americans to stay home for the Thanksgiving holiday, while parts of Europe eyed looser coronavirus …

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Honolulu battles food insecurity through programs to revitalize industries and feed families

  HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The City and County of Honolulu this week kicks off the “Fish to Dish” program, which supports Hawaii’s longline fishing industry and distributes fresh fish to communities across the island of Oahu. The “Fish” portion …

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Hawaii’s only revolving restaurant closes its doors permanently due to financial hardship during COVID-19 pandemic

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) — Despite being allowed to reopen their dining-in services on June 5, some of Hawaii’s restaurants like Top of Waikiki are at the point of no return. Leighton Lau, Chief …

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Hawaii’s annual Filipino Food Week goes online amid COVID-19 concerns

    By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – With the onset of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Philippine Consulate General Honolulu has decided to hold off the restaurant version of Filipino Food Week and …

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Emergency nutrition assistance program benefits Hawaii’s qualified households during COVID-19 crisis

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU (Eagle News) – The Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS) received approval this week to provide three months of emergency supplements to address temporary food needs for qualified families. Since March, Hawaii …

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Popular Hawaii restaurant chain pauses expansion plans in Las Vegas due to COVID-19 crisis

  By Alfred Acenas EBC Hawaii Bureau HONOLULU, HAWAII (Eagle News) – In a company letter released on Thursday, April 30, Zippy’s Restaurants announced that it will pause its plans for expansion in Las Vegas, Nevada. What was supposed to …

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Cargill to open large beef processing plant in Alberta Monday

By Thomas I. Likness EBC Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON (Eagle News) — A southern Alberta meat processing plant that produces more than a third of Canada’s beef is set to reopen Monday after being shuttered for 14 days because of a …

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