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Record Store Day 2017

Got any plants for tomorrow ? Interested in visiting your local record store for special, exclusive releases ?

That’s right. It’s that time of the year again : Record Store Day. And this Saturday record stores through-out the world will be celebrating with in-store performances, rare releases and discounts.

Click here for a list of participating retailers in your area or click here for the event’s official Facebook Page.

Saga Retires

Saga 2017

Progressive rock phenomenon Saga will be no more after 40 years.

Known primarily for 80’s hits “On the Loose”, “The Flyer”, “What Do I Know”, “Wind Him Up” and “Only Time Will Tell”, this Oakland, Ontario band had toured the world countless times, retaining a very successful career in Germany and Puerto Rico throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s.

Lead singer Michael Sadler will be rejoining the band this year, ten years after he had officially left the band, to perform on a farewell tour in Canada and Germany.

British Vinyl Sales Surpass Music Downloads

The BBC reported that vinyl sales have surpassed download sales last week.

The Entertainment Retailers Association have estimates vinyl sales in the U.k were £2.4 million whilst the download sales were valued at only £2.1 million.

Apparently vinyl has become a major gift item in the country and many British vinyl purchasers will keep their vinyl in mint condition, according to a poll conducted by the BBC.

Four Hours Left

There are four hours left to get twice your money back on Ebates Canada. But if you miss this offer you can still get 20 times the Air Miles on select purchases until November 30th, 2016.

Petition Presented To House of Commons

Petition e-399, a petition asking Parliament to adopt a de minimis level higher of CAD$20 on imports purchased online for personal use, was presented to the House of Commons today.

Canadian residents are currently exempt from paying duties, fees and taxes when importing goods valued at less than CAN$20 for personal use by mail or by courier.

This petition, which was signed by 15257 Canadians, called for the raising of the de minimis level to CAD$200, in response to a study published by the CD Howe Institute in June, 2016.

The United States government had raised their de minimis level for personal importations by mail to US$800 from US$200 in February, 2016. And i’m hoping we’re going to at least get a CAD$200 exemption soon.

If you’d like to support this campaign, please contact your local Member of Parliament.

Thank you.

Canadian Winners in Unsigned Only Music Competition

Several Canadian artists and groups have made the winners list at the Unsigned Only Music Competition :

* 1st place – Country : CHRIS BUCK BAND from New Westminster, British Columbia
* 2nd place – Screenshot : MOSSAMO from Cantown, Alberta
* 1st place – Teen : JULES from Oakville, Ontario
* 1st place – Fandemonium : ALIZE TAMTURK from Vancouver, British Columbia
* 1st Place – Win Some Love : THE NEW ELECTRIC from Calgary, Alberta
* 3rd Place – Win Some Love : HEATHER LONGSTAFFE from Winnipeg, Manitoba
* 1st Place – Tripple Play : DAVID MYLES from Halifax, Nova Scotia

Congratulation to all the winners.