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2014-07-31 08:22:57

OTTAWA, July 31, 2014 /CNW/ - Today Canada Post recognizes Canada's contribution to the evolution of country music with a series of five new stamps featuring some of the country's most renowned artists. The new stamps feature Tommy Hunter, k.d. lang, Renée Martel, Hank Snow and Shania Twain - 5 of the most unique voices in Canada's country music history. "The music of these artists holds a special place for so many Canadians, and these stamps are likely to stir memories of those...

2014-07-07 12:20:41

OTTAWA, July 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada Post is celebrating the work of master photographers Edward Burtynsky, Lynne Cohen, Fred Herzog, C.D. Hoy, Michel Lambeth, William Notman and Louis-Prudent Vallée, with the second issue in a five-year series on Canadian photography. Seven stamps will feature some of their most iconic photographs, carefully selected with the help of archivists and museum curators and other experts with historical and technical knowledge of photography. The series...

2014-05-22 12:21:49

Segment's Parcels business continues healthy growth as Domestic Parcel volumes rise 4.9 per cent OTTAWA, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canada Post segment reported a loss before tax of $27 million for the first quarter of 2014 as Transaction Mail volumes declined by 6.9 per cent and as Domestic Parcel volumes grew by 4.9 per cent. Together, the decline in bills and statements being mailed and the growth driven by online shopping reflect Canadians' continuing shift in the use of postal...

2014-05-20 08:21:06

OTTAWA, May 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada Post's plan to cut door-to-door delivery is getting the thumbs down from most Canadians, a new poll has found. 60% of respondents to a Stratcom survey* oppose Canada Post's plan to replace door-to-door delivery with delivery to a community mailbox. "The public outcry began the moment these cuts were announced by Canada Post and approved by the Conservatives," said Denis Lemelin, National President of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. "'Lawn...

2014-05-15 12:21:13

OTTAWA, May 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Tomorrow, Canada Post will issue five stamps celebrating Canadian UNESCO World Heritage sites. The five stamps feature Old Town Lunenburg, Nova Scotia; SGang Gwaay, British Columbia; the Rideau Canal in Ontario; the Landscape of Grand Pré, Nova Scotia; and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Alberta. "Canadians have expressed an overwhelming request for more stamps featuring Canadian landscapes that can be sent outside of Canada and we are happy to oblige,"...

2014-05-05 12:21:33

Loss before tax reduced to $125 million, mostly from the sale of plant in downtown Vancouver OTTAWA, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canada Post segment today reported an operating loss of $269 million for 2013 as Transaction Mail volumes continued to erode, falling 30 per cent per address(1) since they began to decline in 2007. The Canada Post Group of Companies(2) reported an operating loss of $193 million for 2013. These operating losses were reduced by gains, mostly from the sale of...

2014-04-24 08:22:09

Third annual competition adds new categories to reflect the emergent state of e-commerce in Canada TORONTO, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Small, large, leading and emerging e-commerce retailers are invited again this year to submit their application to the biggest competition designed to celebrate and promote Canadian-made e-commerce ideas and strategies. The third annual Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards will be held in Toronto on September 23(rd) in a gala event hosted by TSN broadcaster...

2014-04-23 12:20:48

OTTAWA, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada Post is teaming up with e-commerce platform providers to make it easier for small businesses to go online and grow their business. The new program will be offered by e-commerce software solution providers to their users, with incentives on shipping services by Canada Post, the largest delivery network in the country. The e-commerce platforms already offer Canada Post shipping services, including shipping labels, rating, and tracking...

2014-04-23 08:22:15

OTTAWA, April 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Red is for love, pink for gratitude and white for purity. After one of the coldest, longest winters in recent memory, Canada Post celebrates the warmer weather and the symbolic rose with the annual issue of the floral stamp series. One of Canada Post's most popular series, these springtime stamp issues are prized by brides-to-be and gardening enthusiasts. The two Permanent(TM) rate stamps each feature a spectacular rose: one has the velvety red hybrid...

2014-04-08 08:26:56

OTTAWA, April 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada Post has shut down over 1700 rural post offices since the 1980s. In spite of a 1994 moratorium on rural closures, the shutdowns are continuing right up to the present. A new survey of 1635 mayors, reeves and band chiefs, where a post office has been closed, documents the effects on communities. While some communities saw their federally run post office replaced with a franchise outlet, 53% of communities have no postal outlet of any kind. The...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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