Deadlines from Canada Post

Here are some useful links from Canada Post:

  • Click here to find out how long your parcel will take to reach its destination, within Canada.
  • Click here to find out Canada Post’s seasonal deadlines for this year
  • Click here for mail delivery disruption information from Canada Post

Black Friday @ Record Stores

Multiple chain and independent record stores through-out Canada are holding Black Friday specials and providing discounts on merchandise that had been released on Record Store Day, so you should probably consider taking a look at what is being offered at these local stores.

I’m going to be browsing some today here in Ottawa, mostly to look for the Special Record Store Day version of Platinum Blonde’s Standing In The Dark LP and other goodies I had passed on previously. And the usual measures are still in place so i’m going to pack a mask and some hand sanitizer, which I recommend you do as well.

By the way, the Black Friday offers are now up at,, Alibris (coupons icon), Microsoft Canada, Prime Cables, PureVPN, Rakuten Kobo, Sennheiser Canada, Sharper Image, and Wondershare Technology. And you might want to check out deals at, and, some of the retailers I use for imports.

Audiobook/eBook Gift Card Offer

Just thought i’d mention that PC Optimum members can get 10,000 bonus points when purchasing $50 gift cards for Rakuten Kobo at participating Shoppers Drug Mark stores until November 26th, 2021. And you can also take advantage of the following Black Friday offers on the service:

By the way, Microsoft Canada iconis also offering quite a few up for their Black Friday sale, including select X-Box game titles and some gaming accessories. You might want to check them out.

Alibris: Books, Music, & Movies

Rockin The Field of Minnedosa

Lots of Canadian bands so I thought i’d bump this event. Click here for details.

In case you wanted to know… will be offering 10% on purchases Black Friday, and I believe this may include purchases from Apple Music, Disney+/Shop Disney,,, Fender Play, Henry’s, Lego Canada, Musician’s Friend, Ticket Network, Ubisoft Store and Walmart. They have cash back offers for 750 retailers.

A $30 Bonus offer is also available by clicking here. has also started its Early Black Friday sale, which includes sales on JBL speakers, Sony headphones and various musical and computer accessories. There are also some good prices on televisions.

Upcoming Record Conventions

There will be a convention in St.John’s, Newfoundland this weekend:

  • Sunday, Nov 7th 2021 – St.John’s Farmer’s Market (245, Freshwater Road, St.John’s NFLD) – 10am to 4pm – $2 admission

Masks will be required and cash is recommended because many vendors will not take credit cards.

Please note that the Oshawa Record convention that was scheduled to been held at Lviv Hall on November 14th, 2021 has been delayed until February 27th, 2022, unfortunately.