Website aimed at supporting local Winnipeg businesses overwhelmed with orders

A website meant to help local businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been able to keep up with demand.



Obby Khan holding a sign: Winnipeg restaurant owner Obby Khan.


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Winnipeg restaurant owner Obby Khan.

Goodlocal.ca, run by Winnipeg restaurateur and businessman Obby Khan, had to press pause to be reconfigured to deal with an avalanche of traffic.

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“There’s been a massive paradigm shift in the way people are thinking about shopping — and especially shopping local — during COVID,” Khan told 680 CJOB.

“The response… you go anywhere, and everyone wants to support locals.”

Khan said he came up with the website earlier in the pandemic because he wanted to support local businesses but wasn’t sure how to do so.

“As a local guy who wanted to support local… I created a platform where everything good and everything local can be on Goodlocal.

“We launched about three weeks ago, and we had 18

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Some Winnipeg libraries to offer contactless pick-up, city’s winter rec programming postponed

The City of Winnipeg has decided to partially reopen some library facilities, after libraries city-wide were closed Oct. 31, along with all civic recreation facilities, gyms, pools and arenas.



a traffic light on a city street: Millennium Library in Winnipeg.


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Millennium Library in Winnipeg.

Ten Winnipeg library branches will be offering contactless pick-up for holds, as well as return services, beginning Dec. 7.

Although you won’t be able to actually enter the branches, holds will soon be able to be picked up at the Charleswood, St. James, River Heights, Millennium, St. Boniface, Louis Riel, Pembina Trail, Transcona, Henderson, and Sir William Stephenson libraries — between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

Read more: Winnipeg councillor calls for elimination of overdue fines at city libraries

To pick up books, you’ll be asked to call the library when you arrive and to wear a mask.

Holds can be

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Some Winnipeg libraries to offer contactless pick-up, city’s winter rec programming postponed – Winnipeg

The City of Winnipeg has decided to partially reopen some library facilities, after libraries city-wide were closed Oct. 31, along with all civic recreation facilities, gyms, pools and arenas.

Ten Winnipeg library branches will be offering contactless pick-up for holds, as well as return services, beginning Dec. 7.

Although you won’t be able to actually enter the branches, holds will soon be able to be picked up at the Charleswood, St. James, River Heights, Millennium, St. Boniface, Louis Riel, Pembina Trail, Transcona, Henderson, and Sir William Stephenson libraries — between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

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Winnipeg councillor calls for elimination of overdue fines at city libraries

To pick up books, you’ll be asked to call the library when you arrive and to wear a mask.

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Holds can be placed through the Winnipeg

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