Online cannabis dispensaries are the latest to cash in on the holiday shopping frenzy, with some offering dramatic markdowns or novelty products as the season known for consumer spending gets underway.
Several online cannabis stores are holding Black Friday sales for the first time this year in an effort to stay competitive and draw new customers in what they call an increasingly competitive market.
WINNIPEG — A man trying to sell his cell phone that he had listed online was robbed of his property at knifepoint on Thursday afternoon.
Winnipeg police say the victim contacted them to report he was in the 500 block of Atlantic Avenue to meet a potential buyer who had entered his vehicle. The suspect took out a machete-style knife and demanded property from the victim, who complied and then fled his own vehicle. The victim wasn’t injured.
TORONTO – The Sobeys grocery business will be cutting about 800 office jobs across Canada as part of efforts to create one efficient national organization out of five regional operations, the company announced Friday.
“The future success of Sobeys, and our continued service to over 900 communities across the country, depends on our steadfast commitment to transform our business,” said Michael Medline, who is chief executive of Sobeys and its parent company, Empire Co. Ltd.
Winnipeg Transit is testing safety shields for its drivers as part of a six-month pilot project.
Two contractors are currently supplying the city with shields as part of a request for proposals issued in mid-2017. Transit says it will analyze the two shield designs to determine which of the two contractors could ultimately supply the city’s entire fleet of buses.
VANCOUVER – Chaotic images of people clamouring to be the first through the doors to get their hands on hot deals have become synonymous with Black Friday in recent years.
However, the one-day shopping frenzy at malls and stores following American Thanksgiving may be on the decline as some consumers and retailers start to shun the tradition by either opting out entirely or turning to internet shopping instead.