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July 29, 2020

  • Law Enforcement-LP Partnership
    -Police, Circle K create refuge for crime victims

  • Shoppers Angry Over New Rules
    -Vancouver Retail Workers Report an Increase in Customer Aggression

  • COVID Accelerating Fraud in Canada
    -Retail Fraud Continues to Increase in Canada Amid Pandemic: Executive Study

  • Mandating masks on city council agendas in Alberta this week

  • Amazon 'brushing' scam arrives on Calgary doorsteps

  • 'It would be devastating':
    -If Canada gets hit by a second COVID-19 wave this fall, government money could run out and some sectors may not survive

  • Concerns Among Retailers as Canada Emergency Rent Assistance Program Ends this Week

  • Retail E-Commerce Explodes in Canada Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

  • All Ann Taylor, LOFT and Justice Stores Closing in Canada as US Parent Ascena Files

  • Toronto-based fashion chain Mendocino won't reopen its stores

  • Sobeys parent Empire investing $2.1B over 3 years to renovate stores, expand e-commerce

  • Major Theft Bust
    -Morinville RCMP recover $380,000 in stolen property

  • Red Deer, AB: Stolen cigarette operation up in smoke

  • Winnipeg, MB: Police search for alleged robbery victim in shooting investigation

  • Toronto, ON: Police recover 52 stolen vehicles destined for Africa, arrest 11

  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON: 1 man charged after refusing to wear a mask in store

  • Vancouver, BC: Distraction thefts on the rise in Lower Mainland, police warn

  • Online pet retailer scamming shoppers; products never shipped, orders never received

  • Wasaga man charged after stolen vehicles, tools recovered in Port Severn

  • Winnipeg, Canada: $1000 dollars worth of Fireworks for info on burglary

  • C-Store - Moncton, NB - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Hanover, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Gas Station - Halifax, NS - Armed Robbery

  • 7-Eleven - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery/Shooting

 

July 22, 2020

  • Anti-Mask Protests Sweep Across Canada
    -Demonstrators rally against mandates despite high public support for masks

  • Quebec's new mask rule met with co-operation, and a few noisy protests

  • Calgary to make masks mandatory in indoor public spaces as of Aug. 1

  • Don't use fake exemption cards to get out of wearing a mask, feds warn Canadians

  • Pandemic Accelerating Need for Rapid Change in Canadian Retail: Study

  • Canada's coronavirus performance 'far better' than the US, says Trudeau

  • Report: More Americans look at moving to Canada as coronavirus surges

  • 'I just don't trust them.' Some Canadian truckers refuse to enter US due to COVID-19

  • Canada cases spike as the economy continues to reopen

  • Retail sales on pace to recover after 18.7 per cent surge in May, says StatCan

  • Walmart Announces Massive Multi-Billion Dollar Investment in Canadian Operations

  • Canada Marijuana Dispensary Count Tops 1,000 For the First Time

  • Toronto clothing retailer Mendocino to close stores, file under Insolvency Act

  • Hamilton, ON: 19-year-old Peel man dead after 'melee' in strip mall parking lot

  • Coaldale, AB: Over $100,000 in stolen property seized from Coaldale storage unit

  • In Case You Missed It: Mask Dispute Turns Deadly
    -Minden, Ontario, Canada: Ontario Providence Police shoot man dead hours after mask dispute at Valu-Mart leads to alleged assault

  • (Update) Police arrest woman, seek man after shooting death at Scarborough Town Centre mall

  • Ottawa: Security guard threatened with mace in robbery, police allege

  • Ontario teen dresses up as granny to buy booze at LCBO

  • Halifax, NS: Two men arrested for stealing grocery cart filled with energy drinks, chocolate bars

  • C-Store - Halifax, NS - Robbery

  • C-Store - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Undisclosed Store - Ottawa, ON - Armed Robbery

 

July 15, 2020

  • Axis Communications honored on the 2020 List of Best Workplaces in Ontario

  • Indoor Dining, Movie Theatres & More Begin to Reopen
    -Much of Ontario heading into Stage 3 of COVID-19 reopening plan this Friday

  • Alberta to distribute more masks at restaurants, but no mandatory order coming

  • Anti-mask rant turns into racist tirade at Mississauga grocery store

  • Quebec makes masks mandatory in indoor public spaces

  • Possible COVID-19 exposure at Richmond's Lansdowne Centre, claims notice

  • Maskless man denied access to Ottawa Fabricland store despite medical exemption

  • Ontario mask bylaws could be difficult for businesses to enforce, legal experts say

  • Here's what Toronto store owners think of people who won't wear face masks

  • Enough evidence for Competition Bureau to investigate grocers for ending pandemic pay, MP says

  • COVID-19 Impacting Consumer Habits in Canada
    -Canadians abandoning cash, shunning bank branches in greater numbers than people in other countries

  • DavidsTea to 'significantly reduce' number of stores and shift to online selling

  • L.L.Bean Maps Out Aggressive Expansion with 4 New Store Announcements for 2020

  • Toronto, ON: Reputed mob boss gunned down in furniture store parking lot

  • Toronto, Canada: Man shot outside of Scarborough Town Centre on Friday dies in hospital

  • Hamilton, ON: Man shot by police outside c-store dies in hospital

  • 2 Calgary men charged with attempted murder after shooting at Red Deer shopping mall

  • Langley, BC: Thieves make off with $10,000 worth of remote control cars

  • Guelph store employee allegedly spit on after informing customer they had to wear a mask

  • Vancouver, BC: Police grappling with increase in wig store theft

  • C-Store - High River, AB - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Lower Sackville, NS - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Lindsay, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Cigar Shop - Edmonton, AB - Burglary

  • Liquor Store - Manitoba, AB - Robbery

 

July 8, 2020

  • Violent Extremist Group Gaining Followers in Canada
    -Support for anti-government, pro-gun Boogaloo movement growing in Canada

  • 2 protesters attacked with hockey stick following rally in Winnipeg

  • Trudeau accused of 'humiliating' RCMP by kneeling at anti-racism protest, former police officer says

  • No COVID-19 cases connected to huge Vancouver protests against anti-Black racism

  • Thompson man says he was racially profiled at Walmart, told he looked 'like the type of person who drinks'

  • Edmonton gun shops face resupply challenges following massive spike in American firearm purchases

  • 'What Aren't They Telling Us?'
    -Loblaws employees say stores are handling COVID-19 unsafely, putting them at risk

  • Alberta to give out second round of 20 million masks through fast food restaurants

  • Wave of Store Closures to Hit Canada in the Summer of 2020

  • Survey: Majority of Canadians not ready to welcome non-essential Americans across the border

  • Migrant workers in Canada stage multi-city protest, call for more COVID-19 protections

  • Canada fashion retailers confront consumer shifts amid 'long slow ramp' to new normal

  • Le Chateau says there is 'significant doubt' it can stay in business

  • Winnipeg, MB: Four men arrested after brawl, armed robberies

  • Richmond, BC: 2 bottles of high-end whiskey, worth $80K, stolen from liquor store

  • Winnipeg, MB: 1 dead, 1 injured in second Canada Day shooting

  • Suspects facing multiple charges after theft from vehicle; stole bank cards & used for purchases

  • Sylvan Lake RCMP looking for man believed to have stolen scooter from Canadian Tire

  • C-Store - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery (2x)

  • Unnamed Business - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Unnamed Business - Victoria, BC - Armed Robbery

 

July 1, 2020

  • 91% Drop in Liquor Thefts: Liquor retailer cheered by dramatic drop in thefts at stores testing ID scanner technology

  • Nunavut gov't says Iqaluit Beer and Wine Store hasn't increased alcohol-related crime

  • 10% of Canadian Retailers May Shutter Stores Due to Pandemic, Says Real Estate Firm

  • Canada extends COVID-19 international border closures, mandatory quarantine order

  • Fireworks are cancelled, but here's what will be open & closed on Canada Day

  • Canadians Ranked Restaurants & Bars Above all other Retail Sectors in Terms of 'Most Missed'

  • Alberta Safeway workers vote in favour of strike after company ends COVID-19 'hero pay'

  • Canada over worst of coronavirus outbreak, U.S. spike a cause for concern

  • Canada's COVID aid pays off with consumer-spending rebound

  • Cannabis retailers say online purchase and delivery being exploited by black market, call for changes

  • Restructuring issues and challenges in Canada's cannabis industry

  • (Update) Red Deer, AB: Search continues for suspects after man shot outside Parkland Mall

  • Man hides in Guelph store until closing, steals $3,300 worth of merchandise

  • Undisclosed Store - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery

  • Undisclosed Store - Port Blandford, NL - Armed Robbery

 

June 24, 2020

  • More Canadians are refusing work due to COVID-19 - but it's tough to get authorities to agree

  • Canada taps Blackberry, Shopify to help it develop COVID-19 contact tracing apps

  • Ontario records slight spike in new COVID-19 cases, confirms first death under age 20

  • Planes, salons and grocery stores: Companies that require face masks in Canada

  • Ontario to allow Toronto and Peel Region to enter Stage 2 this week

  • Canada hits 100,000 coronavirus cases, major challenges remain

  • Defund the Ottawa police, groups tell police board

  • Oshawa store owner says he didn't know Nazi, Confederate flag items were for sale on his website

  • Week of pop-up protests condemns anti-Black racism in Manitoba

  • Calgary, AB: Police investigate shooting in Marlborough Mall parking lot

  • St. Catharines man stole thousands of dollars in merchandise from Niagara businesses

  • C-Store - Kingston, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Sudbury, ON - Burglary

 

June 17, 2020

  • Canada's first Black police chief says it's time for 'a much better approach'

  • Former Aritzia Employees Call Out Company's Anti-Black Racism

  • 'Black Lives Don't Matter' baby outfit sold through Amazon Canada prompts outrage

  • Racism Kills in Canada as Much as in the United States

  • Canadian retailers ready for a possible second round of closings

  • As many as 2,500 retail store closures expected in Canada

  • These retailers are closing Canadian locations in 2020

  • 44% of closed businesses in Saskatchewan might never open

  • Backlash as Grocery Retailers Roll Back Hourly 'Hero Pay' in Canada

  • Unions call on retailers to make pandemic-related wage premiums permanent

  • Sask. grocery manager dances through the aisles to brighten shoppers' days during pandemic

  • Opinions mixed among Montreal shoppers on COVID-19 safety measures

  • Roots reports loss on virus-related supply chain issues, closures

  • More than a dozen employees at Home Depot in Richmond Hill test positive for COVID-19

  • Movie Theater Industry In Turmoil Globally
    -UK-Based Cineworld Cancels $2.1B Purchase of Canada's Cineplex - Legal Battle Coming

  • DavidsTea Inc. may pursue formal restructure, hasn't paid rent in three months

  • Jean Coutu warehouse workers overwhelmingly back strike mandate

  • Understanding Canadian Cybersecurity Laws: Interpersonal Privacy and Cybercrime

  • Toronto accounting firm hit by ransomware

  • Vancouver, BC: 2 suspects steal $45k worth of wigs & hair extensions from store

  • 'Wild Friday at Walmart': Regina store evacuated after bear spray incident

  • Mississauga, ON: Man dead in daylight shooting near hotel, strip mall

  • North Grenville, ON: $900 perfume thief sought

  • C-Store - Halifax, NS - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Brantford, ON - Armed Robberies (3x)

  • C-Store - Regina, SK - Robbery

  • Hair Salon - Vancouver, BC - Burglary

  • Maple Leaf Sports - Calgary, AB - Burglary

 

June 10, 2020

  • 'Defund the Police' Movement Spills into Canada
    -Sask. police chiefs, mayors say reducing enforcement is not as simple as defunding police

  • Several downtown Vancouver businesses boarded up after U.S. violence, looting

  • Opinion: Blatant Racism in Toronto Stores Means I Now Only Shop Online

  • Saskatoon woman claims racial profiling after being told to leave Cabela's store

  • Black entrepreneurs want Canadian firms to 'put their money where their mouth is' to fight racism

  • Washington Post Opinion: Black Canadians are suffocating under a racist policing system, too

  • Canadian PM Trudeau defends decision to attend protest amid Covid-19 curbs

  • Majority of Canadians support mandatory contact tracing apps to contain COVID-19

  • From on-call nurses to quarantined returns: Retailers face COVID-19 reinvention

  • If you attended Black Lives Matter protest, self-monitor for COVID-19

  • Patios, malls, salons able to reopen Friday in Ottawa and eastern Ontario

  • As pandemic hobbles retailers, HBC fights department store headwinds

  • Canada's Fitness Depot Alerts Customers to Data Breach

  • Reitmans to cut 1,400 jobs as it shuts down Thyme Maternity and Addition Elle stores

  • Canadian outdoor retailer Sail files for bankruptcy protection

  • Parent Companies for Jack & Jones, Bootlegger, Cleo, and Ricki's File for Bankruptcy

  • 3 teens arrested in series of cellphone store robberies in Waterloo Region, GTA

  • Burnaby, BC: Police probe possible targeted shooting attempt of teen near mall

  • Arrest made in 2019 Kitchener strip mall shooting: police

  • Man arrested as he tries to return guitar looted from Steve's in Montreal

  • London, ON: Store clerk bitten while attempting to stop shoplifter

  • Thieves Steal Two Kayaks from Stephenville Canadian Tire

  • C-Store - Medicine Hat, AB - Robbery

  • C-Store - Milton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Drug Store - Russell County, ON - Robbery

  • Market - Ottawa, ON - Armed Robbery

 

June 3, 2020

  • Anti-Racism Demonstrations Spill Into Canada

  • Protests Turn Violent in Montreal as Windows Were Smashed, Fires Set

  • Downtown Toronto businesses boarded up as riots continue south of the border

  • 11 arrested during looting that followed peaceful anti-racism protest

  • No violence as 4,000 protesters rally against anti-black, Indigenous racism in Toronto

  • Montreal merchant says getting looted was worth it to fight racism

  • Protesters block downtown Vancouver streets as unrest over killing of George Floyd grows in U.S.

  • Nearly 2000 Calgarians rally against racism and police violence as protests move north of border

  • Regina, Sask: Hundreds rally at the Sask. legislature to support Black Lives Matter movement

  • Toronto stores are reopening despite mounting positive cases
    -Can you spread coronavirus by handling the merchandise?

  • Reitmans Permanently Shutting All 131 Addition Elle and Thyme Maternity Storefronts Amid Restructuring

  • Walmart closing all Tire & Lube Express centres in Canada

  • Nygard liquidation sales a step closer as court approves landlords' request for fee on unpaid rent

  • Our pandemic shopping habits are here to stay & brands are racing to adapt

  • Calgary gun store launches legal challenge over national gun ban

  • Tim Hortons increases sales with more delivery options

  • Richmond, British Columbia, Canada: Man dies after being arrested in Canadian Tire for Shoplifting

  • 7 Toronto men arrested in distraction theft ring sting

  • Edmonton, AB: Police officer charged with grocery-store thefts, fraud

  • Thunder Bay, ON: Man charged after making purchases with stolen credit card

  • Calgary, AB: One-of-a-kind electric bike stolen from Inglewood shop

  • C-Store - Georgetown, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - London, ON - Robbery

  • C-Store - Kitchener, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Gas Station - Salmon Arm, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Gas Station - Halifax, NS - Armed Robbery

 

May 27, 2020

  • Stores Fear Face Coverings Could Drive Robberies
    -Some retailers push for face masks, others are concerned about crime impact

  • Alberta recommends masks, but not enforcing their use as economy relaunches

  • No mask, no service? Experts say businesses have the right to require masks on customers

  • 'Mass Screening' for Coronavirus Coming to a Store Near You?
    -Toronto-Based AI Company ‘Predictmedix’ Launches COVID-19 Screening Technology for Retailers

  • As Lululemon Reopens Hundreds of Stores, Here’s How It’s Keeping Shoppers Safe

  • Substantial Number of Canadians Believe Their Province is Opening Too Quickly

  • Shoppers line up in downtown Montreal as retailers reopen to public

  • Vancouver Retailers Busy as Stores Begin to Reopen After COVID-19 Shutdowns

  • Toronto grocery store asks customers to sanitize their carts

  • Some Calgary shops choose to not fully open their doors despite COVID-19 restrictions being lifted

  • Canada Goose lays off 125 workers to cope with the impact of COVID-19

  • Stokes to Permanently Close 40 Store Locations in Canada

  • Coronavirus highlights the need for a surveillance debate beyond ‘privacy’

  • People who steal shopping carts could be fined under proposed Moncton bylaw

  • RCMP officer shortage has led to health and wellness concerns

  • York Regional Police take down gun and drug trafficking ring in Project Stanley

  • $1.7M in Counterfeit Goods Seized At Canada-U.S. Border

  • Winnipeg, MB: Police arrest man after gunshots in CF Polo Park mall parking lot; Suspect charged with attempted murder

  • 100 Mile House, BC: RCMP look for tips in $1,000+ credit card fraud

  • (Update from 2014) RCMP officer 'falsely arrested, falsely imprisoned, assaulted and battered' elder with walker; suspected her of shoplifting

  • Winnipeg, MB: 15-year-old handed maximum youth punishment for violent Liquor Mart robbery

  • Man arrested at Pearson Airport in connection to 2019 game store robbery

  • Gas Station - Halifax, NS - Robbery

  • Unnamed Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

 

May 20, 2020

  • Canada Coronavirus Update: May 20

  • 'No Mask, No Entry' Policy Expanding in Canada
    -Some grocery chains now require shoppers to wear a face mask

  • Ontario grocery store fined for not enforcing physical distancing guidelines

  • Retailers trying to reassure customers of store safety as reopenings loom

  • Reopened stores putting returned items in quarantine before re-shelving due to coronavirus

  • Related: Alberta retailers told to consider no-return policy amid COVID-19

  • Holt Renfrew Sets Out Plan to Reopen Stores with COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  • Apple To Reopen 12 Canada Stores This Week, Announces Safety Measures

  • These downtown Vancouver stores are now open

  • Alberta Relaunch Will Let Retail Stores, Restaurants, Salons Reopen

  • N.B. malls reopen, but few stores ready for business

  • Quebec gets green light to reopen Montreal businesses as planned amid COVID-19 pandemic

  • B.C. businesses grapple with new health protocols as reopening begins

  • Canadian malls collect just 15 per cent of May rent from tenants

  • Reitmans Files for and Obtains Bankruptcy Protection

  • Retail tenants hopeful over federal relief plan, but landlords reluctant

  • Malls need major rethink to survive pandemic, retail consultants say

  • Location Data Shows the Impact of COVID-19 Restrictions on Shopper Behaviour

  • Canada, US extend border closure to non-essential travel

  • Canadian Security's Top 10 Under 40
    -Asaf Levy, Metro Supply Chain Group

  • Nominations Now Open for Canadian Security Magazine's Security Director of the Year 2020

  • Halifax, NS: Police charge three in convenience store robbery spree

  • Waterloo, ON: Police investigate ATM theft from grocery store

  • Prince George, BC: Suspect wanted in connection with retail store theft

  • C-Store - London, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Cell Phone Store - Kitchener, ON - Robbery

  • Shoppers Drug Mart - Burlington, ON - Armed Robbery

 

May 13, 2020

  • Canada Coronavirus Update: May 13

  • A 'Tsunami' of Domestic Violence in Canada? Abuse Calls Up 300%
    -Advocates Scramble to Help Victims as Calls Skyrocket During COVID-19

  • Store Safety Measures for Canada's Reopening
    -Peregrine Launches Next Wave of Plexiglass Shields for Business Re-Openings

  • Private appointments, self checkouts and daily sanitizing: It won’t be ‘business as usual’ when Toronto stores reopen

  • Tim Hortons lays out new dining room plans, hoping to reopen across Canada by next month

  • VIDEO: Safety advice for employers as Canada reopens

  • It Will Never Be The Same
    -Retail in Canada to Change Forever Amid Restructuring, Bankruptcies and Permanent Store Closings

  • Trudeau Government Announces Bridge Loans for Larger Retailers and Businesses in Canada to Keep Workers on Payroll

  • Canadian Footwear Retailer ALDO Files for and Obtains Creditor Protection

  • 70% of Restaurants in Canada will have a Liquidity Crisis Within the Next 3 Months

  • COVID-19 Pandemic Accelerating Retail Trends in Canada: Expert

  • Retail Council says businesses turning away cash won’t be the new norm

  • Calgary, AB: $200K in merchandise stolen from downtown Lululemon store

  • Winnipeg police investigating apparent shooting outside Polo Park mall

  • Kitchener, ON: Over $700-worth of electric toothbrushes stolen from pharmacy: police

  • C-Store - London, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Lululemon - Calgary, AB - Burglary

 

May 6, 2020

  • Canada Coronavirus Update: May 6

  • Quebec City Sees 50% Increase in Business Burglaries & Theft

  • Coronavirus-related scams have defrauded Canadians $1.2M: official

  • Retailers Begin Opening Stores in Canada as COVID-19 Restrictions are Lifted
    -But Will Customers Feel Comfortable Venturing Out?

  • Touch-Free Retail to be the New Norm in Canada

  • Essential stores in eastern Ontario ordered to implement crowd control, hygiene procedures

  • Mississauga Businesses Fined for Continuing to Operate During Pandemic

  • COVID-19 reopenings: Here are all the plans by province & territory to ease coronavirus lockdowns

  • Manitoba malls must follow these rules if they want to reopen

  • Quebec postpones reopening date for Montreal stores

  • Canadian Costco shoppers not required to wear face masks like in the U.S.

  • More than half of Canadian companies see sales drop at least 20 per cent: StatCan

  • Most stores at the Toronto Eaton Centre aren't paying their rent

  • Nanaimo, BC: Teen shoplifters shoot flare into Nanaimo store, causing fire

  • Ottawa Police say employee punched, kicked after asking customers to physical distance

  • Saskatoon, SK: Police arrest man for smashing up store

  • Barrie, ON: Around $1,000 worth of goods stolen from Essa Road drug store

  • C-Store - Peterborough, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Winnipeg, MB - Armed Robbery

  • Pharmacy - Cambridge, ON - Robbery

  • Variety Store - London, ON - Robbery

 

April 29, 2020

  • Canada Coronavirus Update: April 29

  • Plan to reopen Ontario will be released early next week

  • Forecasts show Alberta could begin reopening economy in May

  • Crime data during COVID-19 shows spike in business break-ins, stunt driving

  • From counterfeit medical masks to fake treatments, criminals cashing in on pandemic panic

  • 'Never seen anything as catastrophic': Malls in Canada face massive hit as unpaid rent surges

  • Cyberattack behind Manitoba beer shortages

  • After the pandemic, will you ever use cash again?

  • Preparations Begin for the Reopening of Retail Stores in Canada

  • Roots to shutter seven U.S. stores, liquidate American unit

  • Why Canada isn't Running Out of Food During the Coronavirus Pandemic

  • Canadian Government Announces 75% Rent Relief for Small Retailers and Businesses

  • Statistics Canada launches online tool to explain pandemic's economic impact

  • Halifax, NS: Multiple stores shut down after "shots fired" emergency alert

  • (Update) Nova Scotia mass shooting started with assault on girlfriend, ended with dead gunman at gas station

  • Sasktatoon, SK: Man threatens to stab customers at Giant Tiger

  • Grand Falls-Windsor, NL: Police Looking for Man in Connection With Credit Card Fraud

  • C-Store - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Campbell River, BC - Armed Robbery

 

April 22, 2020

  • Canada Coronavirus Update: April 22

  • PM Trudeau on reopening economy: 'It's not happening yet'

  • Canada United States border to be closed for another 30 days

  • Downtown Windsor convenience store owner frustrated by flagrant crime

  • Thefts down at Edmonton liquor stores with ID scanners: Alcanna

  • After over 600 price-gouging complaints, B.C. introduces $2,000 fine during COVID-19 pandemic

  • 'No Mask, No Service': More Toronto grocery stores requiring customers to wear face masks

  • RELATED: These are the rules for grocery shopping in Toronto right now

  • John Ivison: The reality about food & drug shortages in Canada due to COVID-19

  • “We’re a quiet army of disinfecters, spraying anything a customer might have touched”: What its like to be a grocery store worker right now

  • Statistics Canada for first time ever releases GDP data early — and it's the worst on record

  • Rules vary for lineups outside stores in Kingston

  • Canadian Government Announces Rent Assistance for Small and Medium Sized Retailers

  • Financial pressures of COVID-19 force several Canadian small businesses to close permanently

  • Amid Concerns of Infection, Bank of Canada Encourages Retailers in Canada to Accept Cash

  • 1st National ‘TakeoutDay’ Launches to Support Foodservice Industry in Canada

  • Sobeys sees sales surge amid coronavirus outbreak

  • Sysco Canada goes direct to consumers with new online grocery service

  • Nova Scotia: Suspect fatally shot at gas station after his shooting rampage left 18 dead

  • (Update) Winnipeg, MB: Parents grieve after 16-year-old daughter fatally shot by police following liquor store robbery

  • Toronto, ON: Pair facing several charges after stealing hockey bags of liquor from LCBO

  • Woman arrested for coughing on grocery store clerk in Coquitlam

  • Winnipeg, MB: Grocery store security guard pepper sprayed, woman taken into custody

  • LCBO - Toronto, ON - Armed Robbery (3x)

 

April 15, 2020

  • Canada Coronavirus Update: April 15

  • Toronto business owners concerned about 'perfect storm' for break-ins during COVID-19 crisis

  • Number Of Retail Robberies, Shootings Rise In Toronto Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Some downtown London, Ont. businesses taking cover amid shutdown

  • 40 arrested as Vancouver sees surge in commercial break-ins since COVID-19 measures began

  • Alberta RCMP warn citizens of spike in COVID-19 scams

  • RELATED: 4,000% increase in ransomware emails during COVID-19

  • Lowe's Canada Commits $ 1 Million to Help Associates and Communities Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Former employees, customers raise concerns over Dollarama’s protective measures

  • Indigo rehires 545 workers following initial COVID-19 layoffs as online orders grow

  • Why Canadians and Americans are buying guns during the coronavirus pandemic

  • Ontario to extend state of emergency, despite ‘glimmer of light’ in numbers

  • Winnipeg, MB: 16-year-old girl fatally shot by police after liquor store theft

  • (Update) Quebec: Man accused of attacking Walmart security guard released on bail, new evidence emerges

  • Taber, AB: Man charged after licking products in store as part of 'COVID Challenge'

  • Toronto, ON: Police investigating man seen shooting at cars near mall

  • Edmonton, AB: Police looking for witnesses, dashcam footage following strip mall shooting

  • Halton, ON: Police say $1,500 worth of merchandise stolen from Lowe's

  • Georgetown, ON: Man steals more than $700 in merchandise from grocery store

  • Yellowknife, NT: Convenience store robber gets 18 months jail time

  • C-Store - St. John's, NL - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Waterloo, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Clothing Store - London, ON - Robbery

  • Dollarama - Thunder Bay, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Winnipeg, MB - Robbery / Suspect killed

  • Pharmacy - Toronto, ON - Robbery

  • Pot Shop - Halifax, NS - Armed Robbery

 

April 8, 2020

  • Canada Coronavirus Update: April 8

  • Coronavirus Models Offer the Big Picture, Not the Details of What May Come

  • Thefts Increase for Retailers in Canada that Remain Open During COVID-19 Pandemic: Expert

  • COVID-19: Robson Street shops boarding up in wake of increased break-ins

  • Shoplifting way down, break-and-enters up in Nanaimo during COVID-19 pandemic

  • Ladysmith, BC: Businesses requests additional security as break-ins increase

  • Judges release growing number accused of violent crimes due to COVID-19 fears

  • Cracking Down on Retail COVID-19 Profiteers in Canada

  • Many Retail Workers in Canada to Exit Industry Post-COVID-19 Amid Harsh Conditions: Expert

  • Canadian Maker of Smart Locks Settles FTC Allegations That it Deceived Consumers about its Security Practices

  • COVID-19 Fear Could Disrupt Global Supply Chains: Sylvain Charlebois

  • Retailers in Canada Step-Up to Help Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

  • Canada's grocers fill store posts with corporate staff

  • Mastercard, Visa Raise Tap Limits, And Stores Want Interac To Follow

  • Quebec: Suspect charged in attack against Walmart security guard enforcing COVID-19 rules

  • RELATED: Fundraising campaign for injured Walmart guard nears $150,000

  • Richmond & Surrey, BC: Suspect faces 28 fraud-related charges from over $450,000 in transactions

  • Toronto, ON: Shooting near Yorkdale Mall leaves one man with serious injuries

  • Airdrie, AB: 4 charged after trying to steal perfume, bear spraying store employee

  • Nipissing West, ON: Police seek public help to catch shoplifter

  • C-Store - Saint John, NB - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Kawartha Lakes, ON - Robbery

  • Clothing Store - London, ON - Robbery/Assault

  • Gas Station - Halifax, NS - Robbery

  • Hardware Store - Saanich, BC - Burglary

  • Pharmacy - Bridgewater, NS - Robbery

  • Pharmacy (Update) - Leamington, ON - Armed Robbery

April 1, 2020

  • Canada Coronavirus Update: April 1

  • 'No Mask, No Service' Policy Spreads in Toronto
    -Some Supermarkets Require Shoppers to Wear Masks to Shop

  • Downtown Vancouver shops are boarding up their storefronts as COVID-19 outbreak drives crime rates up

  • Meanwhile in Toronto, Major Crime Drops While COVID-Related Crime Spikes

  • COVID-19: Health officer says large supermarkets can let more than 50 people in, subject to strict guidelines

  • Meet the man in charge of coronavirus-proofing Walmart stores in Canada

  • Retailers in Canada United in Condemning Price Gouging

  • COVID-19: Canada layoff tracker

  • Nordstrom Launches Canadian E-Commerce Site After Shutting All Stores Amid Coronavirus

  • Reitmans lays off 90% of retail staff as coronavirus shutters stores

  • Frontline Peel Regional Police officer tests positive for COVID-19

  • Alberta gun owners stocking up on ammo, firearms amid COVID-19 fears, say retailers

  • ‘Be patient and kind’: London Drugs staff face threats before, during virus pandemic

  • York, ON: Man who allegedly beat cop in mall parking lot now charged with attempted murder

  • Edmonton, AB: Three charged with more than 70 offences after store robbed, witness shot at

  • Calgary, AB: $50K in rare Fantastic Four comic books stolen from shop

  • Kingston, ON: Police investigating pellet gun shooting at mall

  • Portage la Prairie, MB: Shoplifting Spree Ends With Suspect in Custody for Unrelated Matters

  • C-Store - Greater Sudbury, ON - Robbery

  • C-Store - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Comic Shop - Calgary, AB - Robbery/Assault

  • Grocery Store - Dinsmore, SK - Burglary

  • Grocery Store - Windsor, ON - Robbery

  • Mac's - Hamilton, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Pharmacy - Leamington, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Pharmacy - Pembroke, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Unnamed Store - Edmonton, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Variety Store - London, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Walmart - St. Albert, AB - Burglary

 

March 25, 2020

  • Second Wave of Retail Bankruptcies Expected in Canada Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Expert

  • RELATED: 'Canadian Retail Heading for a Meltdown'

  • 'No Mask No Service': Vancouver grocer refuses to serve customers who aren't wearing masks

  • Grocery chains install checkout shields, raise wages in response to coronavirus pandemic

  • RELATED: Dollarama, Walmart Canada boost employee pay amid COVID-19 outbreak

  • Canadian government considers fines, prison to enforce social distancing

  • Quebec and Ontario put security on essential services list

  • Canada's cyber spies taking down sites as battle against COVID-19 fraud begins

  • Canadian Mall Landlords Asked to Give Rent Relief to Retailers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

  • Dollarama vows to hire thousands to meet ongoing demand amid COVID-19 pandemic

  • Toronto Is Pressuring Clothing Stores, Nail & Hair Salons To Close Amid COVID-19

  • Quebec premier announces all shopping malls closed amid more COVID-19 cases

  • Coronavirus, law fears fuel spike in firearms, ammunition sales across Canada

  • 'Enough is enough': Trudeau warns Canadians flouting coronavirus social distancing

  • How to find out if your business qualifies for the COVID-19 wage subsidy

  • Foko Retail Offering Its Communication Platform for Free to Retail Teams During the COVID-19 Outbreak

  • How to prevent fraud in the workplace

  • Civil Demand in Ontario, Canada: Lawyers raise alarm on shoplifting settlement 'shakedown'

  • Judge orders Nygard companies into receivership

  • Kamloops, BC: Robber to liquor store manager: 'You're going to die!'

  • Burlington, ON: Mans steals $3,249 in merchandise from music store

  • Essa Township, ON: Suspect thought after hardware store theft

  • Ottawa Police issue advice to prevent business break-and-enters

  • C-Store - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Dartmouth, NS - Armed Robbery

  • Cell Phone Store - Mississauga, ON - Robbery

  • Circle K - Yellowknife, NT - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Kamloops, BC - Armed Robbery

  • 7-Eleven - Nanaimo, BC - Armed Robbery

 

March 18, 2020

  • Mass Store Closures in Canada Escalate Significantly Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Trump says the US will close the border with Canada to 'non-essential' traffic

  • How Coronavirus Stockpiling will Hit Canadian Retailers

  • Canadian grocery store introduces brilliant policy to protect seniors during coronovirus pandemic

  • Retail Council of Canada's Cannabis Forum Canceled Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

  • Canada to close borders to most non-citizens, stop ill travellers from boarding inbound flights

  • B.C. & Maniboba shut down all casinos to slow spread of COVID-19

  • Tim Hortons to close dining rooms, will only provide take-out, drive-thru and delivery

  • Canadian companies require travelling employees to self-quarantine amid COVID-19

  • Canadian Entrepreneur Launches Small Business Support Initiative Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Amid coronavirus, Canadian cannabis stores see 'unprecedented' sales surge

  • Health officials, police warn of scams exploiting COVID-19 fears

  • Coronavirus in Canada: These charts show how our fight to 'flatten the curve' is going

  • Despite Denials, RCMP Used Facial Recognition Program for 18 Years

  • Edmonton police warn of identity theft, fraud through mail thefts

  • Toronto, ON: Knife-wielding man sought for violent shop theft are threatening to stab security guards

  • Toronto, ON: Man in custody, two injured after gun pulled out in fight at downtown Loblaw's

  • Huntsville, ON: Two arrests, $4,100 in stolen property seized following shoplifting spree

  • Vancouver, BC: $30K-$80K in wigs, many meant for cancer patients, stolen from shop

  • Calgary, AB: 6 youths charged in string of five convenience store robberies

  • C-Store - Calgary, AB - Armed Robberies (5 separate incidents)

  • Petro Canada - Flin Flon, MB - Armed Robbery

  • Walmart - Airdrie, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Wig Shop - Vancouver, BC - Burglary

 

March 11, 2020

  • Canada releases coronavirus guidelines on when to cancel major events

  • Exclusive: Millions of masks stockpiled in Canada's Ontario expired before coronavirus hit

  • Canadian supply chains scramble to avoid coronavirus shutdowns

  • COVID-19: B.C. announces Canada's first coronavirus death

  • Number of Canadian coronavirus cases approaches 100; most in British Columbia & Ontario

  • Coronavirus could infect 35 to 70 per cent of Canadians, experts say

  • Coronavirus: Starbucks halting use of personal, in-store cups in U.S. and Canada

  • Meth supply, organized crime focus of Pan-Canadian group tackling rural crime

  • Police double up downtown Winnipeg foot patrol in response to crime spike

  • Northwest business owners fed up with repeated crime

  • Hamilton police launch new platform for reporting hate crimes online

  • Pharmacist robbed at gunpoint wants to start support group for his peers

  • Canadian Security Roundtable: Cannabis security experts share best practices on industry direction

  • Q&A: Paul Baziuk, senior account executive, Johnson Controls discusses what types of solutions Johnson Controls provides the cannabis market in Canada

  • Staffing Shortages Remains a Significant Challenge for Retailers in Canada

  • Why so many Metro Vancouver retail spaces are closing up shop

  • Nygard Companies Trying to Restructure and Get Financial Support

  • Fifty-five per cent of Canadians admit to having shared their PIN or security passwords
    with family or friends

  • Louis Garneau Sports to file for bankruptcy protection

  • Spiritleaf on track to open 46 stores countrywide

  • Outerwear retailer Arc'teryx expands safely, smartly

  • Ontario received 450 cannabis store applications on March 2

  • Businesses & shoppers want stores open on stat holidays, but employees would rather not work them

  • Hamilton, ON: 2 dead, 2 injured after early morning shooting

  • Toronto police arrest 15-year-old in 10-store armed robbery spree

  • Edmonton, AB: Crime wave on Jasper Avenue, multiple businesses targeted by robber

  • Saskatoon, SK: Police investigate shooting near busy shopping area

  • 6 arrested following multiple armed robberies in Etobicoke, Yorkdale mall

  • Prince George, BC: RCMP seeing 8 percent spike in calls for service

  • C-Store - Toronto, ON - Robbery/Counterfeit

  • C-Store - Sarnia, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Grocery Store - Brampton, ON - Robbery

  • Pharmacy - Toronto, ON - Robbery (3x)

  • Unnamed Store - Guelph, ON - Armed Robbery (2x)

 

March 4, 2020

  • Coronavirus fears: Empty shelves as Canadians heed health minister's advice to stock up

  • Mixed Messages?
    -No need to stockpile food despite earlier warning, Manitoba health minister says

  • COVID-19, protests rattle Metro Vancouver retailers
    -Clothing retailers spared - for now

  • Retail Council of Canada's Coronavirus Checklist for retailers

  • Canadian event organizers cancel conferences, grapple with coronavirus outbreak

  • 'Herd effect': Social media images of empty shelves fuelling panic buying over coronavirus

  • Canada now at 33 confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus after three more found in B.C.

  • 2019's Canadian Retail Crime Epidemic
    -Crimestoppers for Hire: Can a public challenge with a cash prize dramatically reduce liquor store thefts in Alberta?

  • Edmonton cannabis retailer removes window coverings amid safety concerns

  • Oceanside RCMP to host crime prevention & awareness seminar for businesses

  • Six in 10 Canadians are more worried about fraud today than ever before

  • Challenges and Opportunities for Cannabis Retail in Canada Post-Legalization

  • Report: Canadians getting more complacent about fraud

  • Lowe's Canada selling Ace Canada business - 104 stores

  • Victoria's Secret is closing up to 10 stores in Canada by end of year as it spins off from L Brands

  • Planet Organic Market ceasing operations, closing all locations

  • Toronto judge slams Canadian Tire after employee tells court he won't be paid on jury duty

  • 'Tow Truck Turf War' Breaks Out in Grocery Store Parking Lot
    -Gunshots spray tow truck in Richmond Hill grocery store parking lot

  • Calgary, AB: Police investigate shooting in c-store parking lot
    -Second incident in two months

  • Edmonton, AB: man runs like 'Usain Bolt,' nabbing alleged robber in Edmonton mall

  • Belleville, ON: Shoplifter arrested by Canadian Tire story security

  • C-Store - Iqaluit, NU - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Edmonton, AB - Robbery

  • C-Store - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Stittsville, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Gas Station - Cambridge, ON - Robbery

  • Tommy Hilfiger - Calgary, AB - Armed Robbery

 

February 26, 2020

  • Increase in liquor thefts leads to a 'challenge' for new solutions

  • CBC Marketplace Investigation: We bought dozens of products from AliExpress, Amazon, eBay, Walmart and Wish. Over half were suspected fakes

  • Top 10 scams that impacted Canadians in 2019

  • Why are so many big retail stores closing in Canada? Experts weigh in

  • Behind CN, CP's quiet deal to skirt railway blockades and keep Canada's vital goods moving

  • These are the retailers closing in Canada or facing bankruptcy in 2020

  • Lots of losers as retailers strive to survive in 2020

  • Retail stores like Pier 1 'not really anything to anyone,' analyst says

  • Hobo Cannabis Company Announces Ontario Expansion Plan, Bringing Market Share to 15 Locations

  • Chinese Variety Retailer YOYOSO to Enter Canada with Plans for Multiple Storefronts

  • (Update) SIU clears Ottawa police officers in shopping mall shooting death of Indigenous man

  • Saskatoon, SK: Loss prevention officer stabbed while trying to apprehend shoplifting suspect

  • Regina, SK: Police arrest alleged Peeping Tom after camera found in Tim Horton's restroom

  • Winnipeg, MB: Off-duty police officer assaulted after he followed liquor theft suspects

  • Campbell River, BC: Woman charged in robbery spree; hit c-store, gas station, bank

  • Brampton man charged in connection with illegal alcohol store in Markham

  • Berlin Court Sends Three Suspects to Prison for Theft of Gold Canadian Coin Worth $4M

  • C-Store - Campbell River, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Gas Station - Campbell River, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Marijuana Dispensary - Vancouver, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Retail Store - Essex County, ON - Burglary

  • Sports Store - Thompson, MB - Burglary

 

February 19, 2020

  • Is fashion kingpin Peter Nygard the Canadian Jeffrey Epstein?
    -Nygard claims sex trafficking allegations are rooted in 'property dispute'

  • More than 100 witnesses, dozens of victims come forward in Nygard class action lawsuit, lawyers say

  • Coronavirus just beginning to hurt Canadian economy, experts say

  • This Canadian start-up used AI to track coronavirus and raised alarm days before the outbreak

  • ‘I don’t want to stay another 10 days’: Life in Canada under coronavirus quarantine

  • Robberies at cell phone retailers becoming more frequent, police say

  • How Blockchain and Crypto Is Impacting Retail in Canada

  • The Home Depot Canada to hire 5,500 new associates

  • Pier 1 Imports to Close All Canadian Stores

  • Blairmore, AB: ASIRT investigates fatal officer-involved shooting in Home Hardware parking lot

  • Winnipeg, AB: Three 16-year-olds stabbed at Safeway on Keewatin Street

  • Hamilton, ON: He lost 'his whole life:' Hamilton man acquitted of armed robbery after 8 years in prison

  • Langley, BC: Man shot at strip mall Friday dies of his injuries

  • Thornhill, ON: Police looking for suspect involved in double-shooting outside mall

  • West Shore, BC: RCMP seek public help to identify gas station credit card fraud suspect

  • Cell Phone Store - Surrey, BC - Robbery

  • Dairy Queen - Invermere, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor Mart - Winnipeg, AB - Armed Robbery

 

February 12, 2020

  • Coronavirus Impacts Canadian Retail
    - Vancouver retailers fear coronavirus fallout

  • First Hong Kong protests, now coronavirus: Canada Goose slashes outlook as China revenue sinks to 'negligible levels'

  • Canada confirms seventh case of new coronavirus

  • Canada's legal weed stores attractive targets for robbers

  • 'Culture of dysfunction': Federal Court certifies $1.1B bullying, harassment class action against RCMP leadership

  • Live, Work, Shop, Play
    -Canadian Shopping Centres to See Unprecedented Redevelopment and Site Intensification: Retail Council of Canada Study

  • Oakville, ON: 'We were freaking out': Armed robbery at Oakville Place mall sends employees and shoppers into a panic

  • Charlottetown, PEI: Guilty of $27K smash and grab, man begs judge not to send him to prison

  • Saskatoon, SK: Man allegedly pulls hatchet on LP officer after caught shoplifting

  • 6 arrested in Kingston kidnapping and robbery investigation; forced victim to rob c-store

  • C-Store - Kingston, ON - Robbery

  • Cannabis Store - Burglary - Strathmore, AB

  • Oakville Place Mall - Armed Robbery - Oakville, ON

  • Pawn Shop - Sudbury, ON - Robbery

  • Perfume - Ottawa - Armed Robbery

 

February 5, 2020

  • Business owners, law enforcement hold meeting in Winnipeg to tackle retail theft

  • Retailers looking to share info to combat theft pen letter to justice minister

  • Businesses, province tight-lipped about takeaways from retail crime roundtable discussion

  • Retailers opposed to Canadian cities fining businesses over stray shopping carts

  • Canadian Shopping Centres to See Unprecedented Redevelopment and Site Intensification: Retail Council of Canada Study

  • Toronto businesses report loss in sales due to coronavirus scare
    -One store says sales cut in half over past month

  • From store closures to coronavirus, retailers face challenges in 2020 — but no apocalypse

  • Canadian Retail Sales Growth Slows to a Crawl
     -On Track to Hit 10-Year Low

  • 'Fog of uncertainty' in Canada as autos mask weak retail sales

  • 'Things don’t look good': Uncertainty over MEC Saskatoon opening

  • Mississauga’s Square One Shopping Centre to Become the Largest Mixed-Use Development in Canadian History

  • Why big supermarkets aren’t jumping on the zero-waste train

  • Collingwood, ON: Fire engulfs Sporting Life; damages in the millions

  • Surrey, BC: Alleged crook traps himself store, then gets nabbed by police

  • Winnipeg, MB: Customer knocked out during liquor store left

  • Bradford, ON: Man charged with $2,000 theft of baby formula from grocery store

  • Man who stole 150 wigs, some for kids with cancer, gets 3.5 year sentence

  • Skimming devices at Kitchener gas stations weren't skimming devices after all

  • C-Store - Halifax, NS - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor Mart - Winnipeg, MB - Robbery

  • Needs - Halifax, NS - Armed Robbery

  • Seaway Mall - Welland, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Smoke Shop - Oshawa, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Unnamed business - Brantford, ON - Armed Robbery

  • Unnamed store - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery

  • Unnamed store - London, ON - Armed Robbery 

  • 7-Eleven - High River, AB - Armed Robbery

 

January 29, 2020

  • The Canadian Push is Over - Stores Start Closing

  • 'This is not the end:' Slew of closures shows challenges in Canadian Retail Industry

  • Atlantic Canada Privacy Commissioners question growing use of Facial Recognition

  • Alberta privacy commissioner opens investigation into ID scans at liquor stores

  • Mastercard to build new $510M cybersecurity centre in Vancouver

  • RCC hosting theft and safety roundtable on January 31st in Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Lowe's Closing 34 Underperforming stores in Canada

  • Apparel retailer Bench to shutter all Canadian stores

  • La Senza suppliers file to put it in Ch. 7 bankruptcy

  • B.C. winery employee fired for accidentally dumping 5,680 litres of wine down the drain

  • Vancouver, BC: Gun at Willowbrook Shopping Centre: Teen struck with butt of firearm in Langley assault

  • Hamilton, Ont: Alleged Ancaster Best Buy bandits linked to GTA Organized Crime Ring

  • Simcoe County, Ont: Charge laid after $2,000 in Baby Formula stolen from Bradford Store

  • Hamilton, Ont: Two face 141 charges of fraud, identity theft

  • Hamilton, Ont: Two face 141 charges of fraud, identity theft

  • Montreal: Longtime Milano grocery store employee dies, found in walk-in fridge

  • Collingwood, Ont: Sporting Life plans to re-open after massive fire; damage in the millions

  • Surrey, BC: Bungling burglar gets trapped inside cellphone store when he can't squeeze back under security fencing

  • Winners theft investigated by Airdrie RCMP

  • Toronto: Man charged after thefts of high-end vehicles from dealerships across GTA

  • Toronto: Police search for man accused of tampering with food in west-end store

  • Hanna, AB: Arrest Warrants issued for 2 Men in Identity Theft

  • C-Store - Saskatoon - Armed Robbery

  • Cellphone - Surrey, BC - Burglary

  • Cigar Shop - Alberta, CA - Armed Robbery

  • 7-Eleven - High River, AB - Armed Robbery

 

January 22, 2020

  • Increasingly Violent & Erratic Theft Activity in Canada
    Retail Council of Canada (RCC) Hosting Special Theft & Safety Roundtable Jan. 31

  • RCC Sends Detailed Recommendations & Actionable Opportunities Letter
    To Minister of Justice & Attorney General of Manitoba

  • Retail Council of Canada Meeting Follow-up

  • RCC hosting theft and safety roundtable in January

  • Halifax: 'End racial profiling': Protesters rally where woman was arrested;
    Mother of 2 says she was assaulted by Police after Walmart workers profiled her

  • Cargo theft surges across the Greater Toronto Area - Police struggling to stop it - Cargo Theft Up 247% in 3 Years - Higher Than Entire U.S.

  • Calgary, AB: Province cracking down on liquor thefts; Working group looks at ID-scanning

  • $170,000 lawsuit filed by Edmonton man pepper-sprayed outside supermarket

  • Bose to Shutter Canadian Stores Amid Brick-and-Mortar Retail Retreat

  • Mississauga's Square One Shopping Centre to Become the Largest Mixed-Use Development in Canadian History

  • Smart lockers for online purchases coming to Vancouver transit stations

  • Scarborough, Ont.: Police say boy shot at Gas Station has died

  • Peterborough, Ont: Police investigate after more than $100,000 in meat stolen from butcher shops

  • Surrey Mounties looking for two suspects in $28,000 stolen credit card fraud

  • Surrey Mounties capture 'significant' cargo of stolen mail

  • Nanaimo RCMP: Clerk bruised, traumatized after Armed Robbery at Quarterway Liquor Store

  • Smithers B.C: RCMP investigating alleged sexual assault in downtown lingerie store

  • Suspects wanted for 10 break and enters in one night in rural Saskatchewan

  • Windsor, Ont: Food and tools among items stolen from Ontario foodbank

  • C-Store - Shell Lake, Sask - Burglary

  • C-Store - Leask, Sask - Burglary

  • Gas Station - Calgary, AB - Robbery

  • Gas Station - Princeton, B.C.- Armed Robbery

  • Jewelry - Prince George - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor - Nanaimo, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Pharmacy - Leask, Sask - Burglary

  • Post Office - Shell Lake, Sask - Burglary

  • Post Office - Rabbit Lake, Sask - Burglary

  • Post Office - Blaine Lake, Sask - Burglary

  • Post Office - Hafford, Sask - Burglary

  • 7-Eleven - Namaimo, BC - Armed Robbery

January 15, 2020

  • Canadian Jewellers Association Taps Mountie to Get Tough on Losses

  • Carter's OshKosh B'gosh Takes Heat Over Clothes Dumped In Toronto Dumpster
    -Merchandise 'Destroyed So They Couldn't Be Used By Anyone'

  • Things Engraved fires all retail employees at stores across Canada

  • Loblaw to close two distribution centres, expand Cornwall facility

  • IKEA closing all of its 'pick-up-point' stores in Ontario

  • Calgary tattoo shop holds 'we got robbed sale' after their shop was 'cleaned out' by thieves

  • Vancouver, BC: Reports of shots fired near Guildford Town Centre

  • Langley and Surrey RCMP seek to identify six suspects for armed robbery, shoplifting, property damage, and break-in

  • Winnipeg man faces charges after allegedly stealing truck, theft from Dryden Walmart

  • Sudbury, ON: Man wore a gas mask and a pillowcase to carry out 2018 robberies

  • C-Store - Peterborough, ON - Armed Robbery (2x)

  • Car Dealership - Kelowna, BC - Burglary

  • Jewelry Store - Edmonton, AB - Armed Robbery

  • Tattoo Shop - Calgary, AB - Burglary

  • Undisclosed Businesses - Surrey, BC - Armed Robbery (4x)

 

January 8, 2020

  • 'It's an epidemic': Retailer laments explosion in liquor store thefts

  • Violent robberies up in Calgary liquor stores, but cannabis shops spared: police

  • 'We Can't Take This Anymore'
    -Thefts of ATMs are plaguing rural Alberta store owners

  • Coalition of Manitoba businesses look for actions against retail theft; Roundtable set for Jan. 31

  • Thinking Beyond Self-Checkouts to Improve the Customer Experience in Grocery Stores

  • Sask. restaurants had 31,700 health violations in 3 years, but 0 fines were issued

  • Direct-to-Consumer Biggest Retail Trend of the Last Decade, and What's to Come: Expert

  • Resale May Be Fastest Growing Retail Sector
    -Canadian Resale Apparel Market Sees Rapid Growth Amid Retail Slump: Study

  • International Retailers Entered Canada at a Rapid Pace Over the Past 12 Months

  • Canadian Retail Sales Growth Headed for 10 Year Low

  • 60% of Canadians feared falling victim to fraud during holiday season

  • Red Deer, AB: Man killed outside Walmart store; Suspect seeking legal aid

  • Hamilton, ON: 'Suddenly, he stabbed me'
    -3 suspects wanted after New Year's Eve robbery

  • Vancouver officers ordered to co-operate with watchdog over fatal 2016 Canadian Tire shooting

  • Unicity businesses frustrated after string of smash-and-grab robberies: 'We can't afford this'

  • Cops called after large crowd gathers at Eaton Centre to see TikTok star

  • Police Report: Quilters leap to action, detain suspected thief

  • C-Store - St. Paul, AB - Armed Robbery (2x in 24 hours)

  • C-Store - Hamilton, ON - Armed Robbery/Stabbing

  • C-Store - Windsor, ON - Armed Robbery

  • C-Store - Saskatoon, SK - Armed Robbery/Stabbing

  • Gas Station - Halifax, NS - Robbery (2x)

  • Liquor Store - Enderby, BC - Armed Robbery

  • Liquor Store - Abbotsford, BC - Armed Robbery (2x)

  • Pot Shop - Edmonton, AB - Armed Robbery

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