Canada Post strike having ‘critical’ impact on retailers, eBay says, as massive backlog of shipments piles up

Canada Post strike having ‘critical’ impact on retailers, eBay says, as massive backlog of shipments piles up

OTTAWA — EBay is calling on the federal government to legislate an end to the Canada Post contract dispute, warning that quick action is needed to ensure retailers don’t lose out on Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. The manager of the online sales giant’s Canadian and Latin American divisions says continued rotating strikes at…

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Canada Post suspends delivery-time guarantees as more rotating strikes strand packages

Canada Post suspends delivery-time guarantees as more rotating strikes strand packages

OTTAWA — Canada Post suspended delivery-time guarantees to its customers Tuesday, acknowledging a lack of progress in contract talks with its unionized workforce Tuesday as a fourth week of rotating strikes began. The Crown corporation also warned its customers that more delivery delays are inevitable after the Canadian Union of Postal Workers closed two major…

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‘This boat belongs in Canada’: Yacht nerds fret over sale of historic B.C. vessel

‘This boat belongs in Canada’: Yacht nerds fret over sale of historic B.C. vessel

Gordie Levett’s first job was paperboy, dragging a canvas bag full of afternoon editions of the Vancouver Province around his West Vancouver neighbourhood. Levett had his regular customers, the tippers, the cheapskates and the in-betweens, but the most memorable was Perth McIntyre, a slim, slow-talking, white-haired sea captain. McIntyre’s home overlooked the water. The boat…

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