OTTAWA – Canada Post has issued what it calls a “time-limited” contract offer to its employees in hopes of ending rotating strikes that have created a historic backlog of undelivered parcels.
The offer Wednesday to members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers came just hours after online sales and auctioning giant eBay called on the federal government to legislate an end to the contract dispute.
WINNIPEG – Two top executives with the popular Winnipeg-based restaurant chain Stella’s are taking an indefinite leave of absence following allegations by former staff of hostile working conditions and harassment.
Stella’s said in a statement issued Monday that effective immediately, Grant Anderson, vice-president of operations, and Brad Burrows, regional manager, were taking leave to ensure the integrity of an independent investigation process.
Here’s what’s open, closed or operating on a reduced schedule in Winnipeg as Canada pauses to remember our veterans on Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11. To find a service near you, visit veterans.gc.ca.
Shopping Centres Kildonan Place — 1-6 p.m. Grant Park — 1-5 p.m. Outlet Collection — 1-6 p.m. Cadillac Fairview (Polo Park) — 1-6 p.m. St. Vital Centre — 1-6 p.m.
Manitoba Liquor Marts Most Winnipeg Liquor Mart locations will be open on Remembrance Day from 1-6 p.m., except for cityplace and Jefferson Express, which will remain closed. For a complete list of hours, visit LiquorMarts.ca/hours.
WINNIPEG — Manitoba Hydro is offering an instant $10 rebate for anyone who purchases an approved carbon monoxide detector from participating retailers.
The rebate program, running until November 30, coincides with National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, aimed at telling homeowners and businesses about what they can do to keep loved ones and employees safe from carbon monoxide (CO) exposure.
NEEPAWA, Man. — Fencing and feed for livestock are exempt from provincial sales tax (RST). Also exempt are protective bike helmets, artificial limbs, and children’s safety equipment. Interestingly, so too is retail cannabis.
When the provincial government announced earlier this year what taxes would be applied to recreational cannabis sold in the province, RST wasn’t on that list. Sales of the drug are subject to levies applied by Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, which include markups of $0.75 per gram, plus an additional nine percent. Retailers also have to pay a “social responsibility fee,” amounting to six percent of their revenues. There is also a federal tax, which will be split between the provincial and federal governments.