Record Store Day Canada Releases

A list of releases for June 12th and July 17th are available by clicking here. Enjoy.

Here We Go Again

Multiple cities and counties in Ontario are back in shutdown at Midnight tonight and a large portion of Quebec is already shut down, including the major cities of that province.

This means cinemas are shut down as are non-essential businesses, many businesses running at 35-50% capacity and/or reduced hours until further notice, with measures to protect the public including the mandatory wearing of masks and use of hand sanitizers in safe and customers. Call your local stores for details.

If possible, you should probably use delivery, curbside and pickup services if they are available. I’ve personally used these since March 2020 and rarely visited stores since then, taking advantage of subscriptions services like Amazon Prime and PC Insiders. But if you need to pick up a prescription at your local Shoppers Drug Mart or Rexall, keep an eye out for discounted masks and hand sanitizers. I’ve noticed a few were available.

Mail order services are available from many retailers so this could be the safest option at this time.

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Ed The Sock Returns With New Channel

FYE Expands Into Canada

Entertainment retailer FYE has just opened a store in the Rideau Centre in Downtown Ottawa.

They offer film and music on various formats, as well as memorabilia from film, television and music. But it should be noted that FYE’s current American web site does not yet ship to Canada.

This American retailer had been purchased from Trans World Entertainment by Sunrise Records in February 2020 for 10 million dollars according to Billboard.

BC Adds New Taxes

Streaming services will be subject to provincial sales taxes in the province of British Columbia, effective April 1st, 2021.

This tax was to be implemented on Canada Day but was brought forward.

Click Here for the Official Press Release on this tax.

Limited Shopping Reinstated

In store shopping returns in the province of Ontario, with safety measures. And it may also return in the province of Quebec by March 1st.

Contact your local stores for details. And don’t forget to socially distance, wear a mask and wash your hands frequently.

Enjoy. And stay safe.