Ontario/Quebec Covid Update & More

Capacity limits will be removed today on establishments that require vaccine passports in Ontario, like cinemas and conventions. But it appears a 50% limit will be imposed on concert venues and theatres according to the official press release from the Government of Ontario.

Proof of vaccination requirements will be lifted on March 1st but social distancing, masks and hand sanitizing will remain for some time, as it will in Quebec, where capacity limits have been lifted for cinemas.

Smaller venues in Quebec with less than 10,000 seats will be allowed to fully open but restaurants, bars and taverns will be limited to 50% capacity until March 14th.

By the way, the Record Store Day release lists for April 23rd and June 18th have been released. You can view them by clicking here.

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.