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In the news … October 18, 2018

Postal union issues strike notices, could start rotating job action Monday

OTTAWA — The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said Tuesday it has given strike notice to Canada Post that workers could walk off the job as early as next week.
The union representing 50,000 Canada Post employees said rotating strikes will begin Monday if agreements aren’t reached with the Urban Postal Operations and Rural and Suburban Mail Carriers bargaining units.
CTV

5 warnings from U.S. border agents after weed legalization (VIDEO)

In the wake of marijuana legalization in Canada, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has a main message for people crossing into the country: don’t bring any pot into the U.S.
GLOBAL

n an effort to woo more small and medium businesses to set up shop on Amazon, the e-commerce giant recently launched Amazon Storefronts. Available in the United States only (for now at least), Storefronts allows SMBs to sell their products on Amazon within a special section highlighting their business story with photos and videos.
GLOBE AND MAIL

Apple bought a music analytics company that’s likely to beef up Apple Music playlists

Apple has bought music analytics company Asaii, according to a LinkedIn profile update from the start-ups co-founder, in a move that’s likely to make Apple Music playlists better.
CNBC

How will Canadians buy pot? It depends where they live

A single federal law legalized recreational cannabis in Canada. But a patchwork of rules and regulations govern how you will be able to buy and consume pot. Some provinces will allow private retailers to sell pot, others are government controlled monopolies.
CBC

 

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