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Police Officers to Accompany Kids in Annual ‘Cop Shop’

Police Officers to Accompany Kids in Annual ‘Cop Shop’

Christmas Gifts

Winnipeg police officers will be joining their law enforcement colleagues across the country on Wednesday for the 11th annual CopShop.

It’s a chance for children to pick out Christmas gifts for their family and friends while being accompanied by a police officer.

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Take Your Wallet for a Shopping Trip to River Heights This Holiday Season

Take Your Wallet for a Shopping Trip to River Heights This Holiday Season

By Michelle Bailey (@MichelleBailey1)

Diamond Gallery
Diamond Gallery owners Allan, Lisa and Anita Malbranck. The Corydon Avenue jewellery store is one of a handful of local businesses targeting customers with special promotions on select Thursday evenings in December. (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)
As Time Goes By
Katie James, owner of As Time Goes By (MICHELLE BAILEY / CHRISD.CA)

WINNIPEG — Thursday nights are alright for finding the perfect Christmas gift and the owners of several local businesses in River Heights have launched a campaign to woo shoppers looking to satisfy their gift buying needs.

Owners of 19 unique storefronts along Academy Road, Grant Avenue and Corydon Avenue that offer everything from beauty and wellness products to diamonds are part of the inaugural Shop River Heights Thursday Nights.

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Christmas Tree Prices on the Rise for First Time in Almost a Decade

Christmas Tree Prices on the Rise for First Time in Almost a Decade

By Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press

Christmas Tree
Dan Nightingale trims a13-metre tall white spruce in Purlbrook, N.S. on Monday, November 17, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

CALGARY – Holiday shoppers might have to fork over a little more for the evergreen scent of a natural Christmas tree this year as a shortage south of the border and increased demand for real trees put pressure on prices.

Canadian Christmas tree farmers are raising prices as much as 10 per cent as the effect of market forces making firs, pines and spruces sparse in the U.S. spills over into Canada.

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Online Cannabis Dispensaries Join in On Black Friday Sales

Online Cannabis Dispensaries Join in On Black Friday Sales

By Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press

Marijuana
Cannabis seedlings at the new Aurora Cannabis facilty Friday, November 24, 2017 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

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.

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Sobeys to Cut 800 Office Jobs as Part of Reorganization of Grocery Business

Sobeys to Cut 800 Office Jobs as Part of Reorganization of Grocery Business

By David Paddon, The Canadian Press

Sobeys
A Sobeys grocery store is seen in Halifax on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

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.

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Black Friday Enthusiasm Wanes as Some Consumers, Retailers Shun Practice

Black Friday Enthusiasm Wanes as Some Consumers, Retailers Shun Practice

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

Black Friday
Shoppers rush to grab electric griddles and slow cookers on sale for $8 shortly after the doors opened at a J.C. Penney story in Las Vegas on November 23, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Julie Jacobson)

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.

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Regulator Investigating Sears Canada Liquidation Sale Prices: Monitor

Regulator Investigating Sears Canada Liquidation Sale Prices: Monitor

By The Canadian Press

Sears
Shoppers are seen in a Sears store in Hull, Quebec on Friday, July 21, 2017. The Competition Bureau is investigating allegations that prices on some merchandise was marked up ahead of the liquidation sales at Sears Canada that began last month, the court-appointed monitor overseeing the retailer says. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

TORONTO – The Competition Bureau is investigating allegations that prices on some merchandise was marked up ahead of the liquidation sales at Sears Canada that began last month, the court-appointed monitor overseeing the retailer says.

The monitor says the regulator sent letters on Nov. 8 to the liquidators inquiring about the allegations that certain merchandise was marked up.

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HBC Says Competition Bureau’s Mattress Pricing Probe Has Cost It US $425,000

HBC Says Competition Bureau’s Mattress Pricing Probe Has Cost It US $425,000

By The Canadian Press

Hudson's Bay
A women leaves the Hudson Bay Company store in Toronto on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Hudson’s Bay Co. says it has cost it more than US$425,000 so far to comply with demands for documents from Canada’s competition watchdog as it investigates alleged deceptive pricing practices. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

OTTAWA – Hudson’s Bay Co. says it has spent more than US$425,000 to date to comply with demands for documents from Canada’s competition watchdog as it investigates alleged deceptive pricing practices.

The retailer says in a filing with the Competition Tribunal that it has invested more than 6,500 person-hours to produce 37,000 documents in response to the Competition Bureau’s complaint made last February.

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Competition Bureau Drops Civil Probe of Loblaw Over Anti-Competitive Actions

Competition Bureau Drops Civil Probe of Loblaw Over Anti-Competitive Actions

By The Canadian Press

Loblaws
A Loblaws store is seen Monday, March 9, 2015 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO – The Competition Bureau has completed an investigation into Loblaw and says it has concluded that no further action is warranted under the civil provisions of the Competition Act.

It investigated allegations that Loblaw had influenced its suppliers’ dealings with other customers by seeking compensation when other retailers sold their products at lower prices.

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Shoppers Drug Mart Issues Job Posting for Medical Marijuana Brand Manager

Shoppers Drug Mart Issues Job Posting for Medical Marijuana Brand Manager

By Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

Shoppers Drug Mart
The logo for Shoppers Drug Mart is shown in downtown Toronto, on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Eduardo Lima)

TORONTO – Shoppers Drug Mart is looking to hire a medical marijuana brand manager as it tries to position itself in the burgeoning cannabis market, even though it is not currently legal to distribute the drug through pharmacies.

A job posting on the website of Canada’s largest pharmacy says the senior brand manager role will entail leading its strategy and marketing activities to doctors and health-care providers in the cannabis space.

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