Canada

Empire Theaters Is No More

It looks like my local theaters will again change owners, within a year of it’s conversion from an AMC Theater to an Empire Theater.

Empire Theaters west of Ontario have been sold to Landmark Cinemas whilst the Atlantic Canada locations have been sold to Cineplex Inc. But in Ontario itself all but two Empire Theaters have been purchased by Landmark Cinemas, the Kanata and Whitby locations having been purchased by Cineplex Inc.

News For eBook and App users


Canadians can now pre-order the Kindle Fire HD Tablets and order Android Apps from Amazon.ca..

The standard Kindle Fire HD has a 7″ color display in 720p and comes either with 16GB or 32 GB. The Kindle Fire HD Tablet 8.9″ is also available in 16GB or 32 GB and has an 8.9″ display with a 1080p resolution. Both include Dolby stereo virtual surround sound, a front facing HD camera and unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content.

You will also notice that accessories are discounted on these pre-orders.

Mail Deliveries To Be Reduced ?

It appears that Canada Post is considering a reduction in mail deliveries, down to 3 days a week.

The crown corporation is facing a $327 million dollar operation loss due to advances in technology, like e-mail and online bill payments, and like most national postal services they are trying to adapt as fewer letters and parcels make their way through their system.

Most Canadian consumers these days have their parcels delivered either via courier or to stores for pick-up so reductions in service are likely unavoidable. But I suspect they might need to have a full five day schedule during the Christmas rush in November and December.

Rural residents will likely be the most affected by these reductions, especially those with little to no internet access. But Canada Post is also considering a reduction in postal outlets, so many city residents will also be inconvenienced.


Sears Canada

On Par Savings + Free Shipping On Instruments

Both GuitarCenter.com and Musician’s Friend are now offering deals to Canadians.

They are both offering free shipping on orders over $199. And are both offering percentages off orders over $199 or $999.

    GuitarCenter.com

  • 5% Off Orders Over $199 – Use Coupon Code LESPAUL5
  • 10% Off Orders Over $999 – Use Coupon Code LESPAUL10
    Musician’s Friend

  • 5% Off Orders Over $199 – Use Coupon Code GIBSON5
  • 10% Off Orders Over $999 – Use Coupon Code GIBSON10

Both offers end on April 9th, 2013. And not that the Canadian dollar is currently on par with the US greenback so this would be a great time to buy instruments or accessories.

Gift Cards On Sale At Best Buy

Bestbuy Canada is selling a $60 iTunesicon gift card multi-pack for $55 at their stores, starting today.

The multi-card pack includes four $15 gift cards and this offer will be available until December 24th, 2012. But unfortunately these are not available to purchase online from Bestbuy Canada.

You can send gift cards from iTunesicon itself though.

Arrested Development News For Canadians

It appears that we will get the new season of this television comedy on Netflix in Canada after all.

Filming on Season 4 begun in August this year and new episodes are scheduled to air in 2013.