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2014-09-12 08:22:37

MILTON, ON, Sept. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - On the day that the Canadian Postal Service Charter opens up for review, representatives from the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and other concerned groups are rallying at Minister Lisa Raitt's office in Milton to send a strong message to the federal Conservatives that they should be talking to the public about postal service. Over 10,000 signed "Make the Review Public" postcards were delivered to Raitt's office, calling for the government to...

2014-08-27 08:21:36

The Corporation remains focused on its Five-point Action Plan amid declining mail volumes OTTAWA, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canada Post segment reported a profit before tax of $53 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared to a loss before tax of $104 million in the same quarter of 2013. For the first two quarters of 2014, the segment reported a profit before tax of $26 million, compared to a loss before tax of $36 million for the same period in 2013. The results were...

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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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