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January 26, 2022

  • RCC's Retail Loss Prevention Forum
    -Protecting People, Property and Assets

  • A 'Perfect Storm' for Criminal Activity
    -US-Style Smash-and-Grab Retail Crime Expected for Canada

  • Study: More violent crime in poor Vancouver neighbourhoods, theft in wealthier ones

  • Uptick in robberies concerns Waterloo regional police chief

  • Murders of GTA men highlight Mexico's bloody history with Canadian organized crime

  • Canada's Retail Vaccine Mandates
    -Walmart, Costco and other big box stores in Canada begin enforcing vaccine mandates, and some shoppers aren't buying it

  • COVID Wave Worsening Labor & Product Shortages
    -Grocery store closures loom amid labour, product shortages

  • Business Call for Delay to Vaccine Mandate
    -Delay vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers, business groups urge Trudeau

  • Vaccine Mandate Impact
    -Fruit and veggie outages in Canada get worse with trucker shortages

  • Canadian Retail Sales Drop 2.1% in December
    -Canada Dec retail sales seen down as COVID restrictions bite

  • Canada's Epstein - Peter Nygard Trial Update
    -Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard denied bail, will be detained in Toronto

  • Canada's legalization of cannabis is a success story, despite a shaky first act

  • International Brands Continued to Enter Canadian Market by Opening Stores Over the Past 12 Months with More to Come

  • Maison Kitsuné Enters Canadian Market With Vancouver Store and Café

  • $750K Jewelry Heist
    -Mississauga, ON: Police seek 2 suspects after $750,000 in jewelry, gold stolen store

  • Toronto, ON: Police looking for 5 suspects after merchandise worth $150K stolen from downtown store

  • 'A huge disappointment': $10K worth of meat stolen from local butcher shop

  • Guns, $4M of drugs reportedly seized by Toronto police in Project Tundra investigation

  • Vancouver, BC: Attempted theft stymied at Gucci shop in downtown

  • Police issue Canada-wide warrant for federal offender; armed robbery & theft

  • RNC respond to armed robbery at St. John's service station

  • Police search for two suspects following armed robbery at Dartmouth variety store

  • Ottawa police searching for Sandy Hill robbery suspect

  • Bell Island RCMP investigates armed robbery

  • RCMP looking to identify individual following fraudulent purchases

  • Autographed Willie Nelson and Kid Rock guitars stolen from Winnipeg store

January 12, 2022

  • One-Third of Workers Calling in Sick?
    -B.C. employers talk 'worst-case scenario' and 'last resort' as they plan for mass sicknesses

  • Shopping Restrictions a Drag on Canadian Retailers
    -Canadian Apparel Retailers to Struggle and Continue Losing Market Share Amid New COVID Variant: Trendex Report

  • 'Do Not Travel' to Canada
    -Americans should avoid travel to Canada amid COVID surge, U.S. CDC says

  • COVID & Mental Health
    -Mental Health Resources for Retail Employees

  • Relief Grant for Ontario Small Businesses Not Enough for Lockdown Losses

  • Crime Reporting in Canada
    -RCMP Releases Guide to Reporting Suspicious Incidents

  • Canada's Epstein - Peter Nygard Update
    -Bail hearing continues for Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygard

  • RCC's New Retail Health Program
    -Retail Council of Canada launching health benefits program for retail employees

  • Pandora to resume ownership of Canada stores

  • Langley, BC: Bystander struck by bullet in strip mall shooting that killed 18-year-old, police confirm

  • Brampton, ON: 3 teens arrested in string of retail robberies, vehicle thefts

  • Diamond rings recovered, man arrested in sledge hammer-toting Toronto heist

  • Maskless shoplifter pulls meat cleaver on store worker: VPD

  • Halifax police investigating armed robbery at Bedford gas station

  • Victoria, BC: Suspect with 'distinct' jacket sought after armed robbery in Victoria

  • Vancouver grocery store robber re-arrested

  • Peel police looking for lone suspect after Mississauga retail store robbery

  • Sudbury police looking for robbery suspect

  • Sale arranged online leads to armed robbery in Pickering

  • Teenagers carry out armed robbery at Lanarkshire c-store

January 5, 2022

  • "Absolutely Terrible News"
    -Ontario Lockdown to Push More Businesses Into Bankruptcy

  • Non-Essential Store Shutdown
    -Quebec begins retail store closures amid new COVID-19 wave

  • Welcome News for Ontario Retailers
    -Retail group applauds Ontario decision to cut COVID-19 isolation period

  • Provinces counter rise in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations with new measures

  • A list of the new COVID-19 measures that will take effect on Wednesday in Ontario

  • Canadian army rolls in Quebec to hasten COVID-19 vaccination

  • Canadian Police Shootings
    -Number of Canadian police shootings in 2021 remains too high, experts say

  • Retail's Uncertain Future in Canada
    -Canadian Retail Sales on Shaky Ground: Strappagiel

  • (Update) Winnipeg, MB: Arrest made in shooting death of man outside Winnipeg convenience store

  • 'The Level of Violence ... During These Robberies is Disturbing'
    -Calgary, AB: Police lay 137 charges against 4 teens accused of physically assaulting victims in 'take-over' style robberies

  • $200,000 Theft
    -Ontario police investigating alleged butter theft

  • C-Store Robbery Crew Busted
    -Edmonton, AB: Suspects arrested in convenience store robbery spree

  • Halifax police investigate theft of firearms from Canadian Tire over the holidays

  • Toronto police seek 3 armed suspects following downtown jewelry heist

  • Foursome wanted in $1,500 Regent clothing heist: Winnipeg police

  • Calgary cannabis store robbed on Boxing Day morning

  • Suspect uses knife in Mississauga store robbery

  • Three wanted in Ajax cellphone store robbery on the day before Christmas Eve

  • RCMP arrest man believed to be behind Yarmouth grocery store robbery

  • RCMP searching for man following armed robbery at gas station in Bible Hill, N.S.

  • Peterborough man arrested for robbery, theft of donation box money

  • New Brunswick RCMP investigate armed robbery at Moncton convenience store

  • Police in N.L. arrest a man and a woman for recent robberies in province