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#81 johnk

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 11:13 AM

Torstar owns lots of community newspapers, some are quite large, throughout southern Ontario so owning a chunk of BP doesn't surprise. Not sure if they still own it but Harlequin romances ("bodice rippers") is or was a quiet money machine.

#82 Bingo

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 02:01 PM

The Crab vs the Octopus.

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#83 Sparky

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 05:16 PM

54 employees are about to get their walking papers at the Vancouver Sun and The Province.

 

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#84 Bingo

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 05:22 PM

The Times Colonist is not as thick as it used to be yet our paper delivery guy does his route in a van. 

Carriers need to cycle and start using bike lanes to speed up the delivery.


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#85 johnk

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 05:51 PM

The Times Colonist is not as thick as it used to be yet our paper delivery guy does his route in a van. 
Carriers need to cycle and start using bike lanes to speed up the delivery.

Yes but some carriers have 3 or 4 routes and start out at 3am.

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 07:00 PM

In addition to a 14.4-per-cent decline in overall revenue to $214.9 million in the quarter, Postmedia said that print advertising revenue fell $31.1 million, or 21.9 per cent, and that print circulation revenue fell $6.1 million, or 9 per cent.

 

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#87 Bingo

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 10:17 PM

Yes but some carriers have 3 or 4 routes and start out at 3am.

 

I had an afternoon Times route after school delivering 65 paper on my bike in Oak Bay and up King George Terrace and Barkley Terrace. It was always windy.

In those days you had to go around once a month and collect the fee for the papers, and then pay your bill at the Times office before you got paid, which for me was about $35 per month.

I made enough in two years to buy my first car an 1952 Austin A40. Never used it for delivering papers though.



#88 LJ

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 08:15 PM

I had an afternoon Times route after school delivering 65 paper on my bike in Oak Bay and up King George Terrace and Barkley Terrace. It was always windy.

In those days you had to go around once a month and collect the fee for the papers, and then pay your bill at the Times office before you got paid, which for me was about $35 per month.

I made enough in two years to buy my first car an 1952 Austin A40. Never used it for delivering papers though.

Hey, that was my first car as well. Bought it with my paper route money from a neighbour for $100. I was too young to drive but when mom and dad were out, well you know.


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#89 Rob Randall

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 06:13 AM

Two Canada Post workers in Regina were temporarily suspended earlier this month after they refused to deliver the latest sample edition of the Epoch Times.

The head of the local CUPW union that represents postal workers said both mail carriers were escorted from the building when they informed their supervisors they were unwilling to deliver the publication. They were suspended without pay for three days.

According to its sample issue, the Epoch Times was created to "bring honest and uncensored news to people oppressed by deception and tyranny in communist China."

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In recent years, it has expanded its coverage of U.S. politics and gained traction among some supporters of former U.S. president Donald Trump by covering topics such as Spygate, the QAnon conspiracy theory and unfounded allegations of election fraud.

 

 

https://www.msn.com/...B1dclU6?ocid=st



#90 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 06:15 AM

no doubt there are many communist letter carriers.

the paper is certainly anti Chinese communist government. But it’s not anti Chinese people and certainly not anti Chinese Canadians.

 

are there any Chinese-Canadian groups that oppose the paper?  or just a bunch of "white people"?  as rob randall would say.

 

 


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 29 January 2021 - 06:23 AM.


#91 AllseeingEye

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 02:01 PM

And - big surprise - one of them was a Chinese-born Canadian. According to the CBC both claim they aren't for censorship and/or against free speech: oh really? I rather think its up to me to determine what I will or can/not read, not a couple of apparently pro-Beijing letter carriers hiding behind some dubious notion the paper will stir up anti-Chinese sentiment.

 

I would suggest that Beijing's proclivity to 1) clash regularly with Indian troops - including again this past week, 2) its continued occupation of Nepal/Tibet, 3) its ongoing threats to Taiwan and all other nations bordering the South China Sea - which it 4) illegally claims as its own all the while also illegally building a plethora of naval and airbases in said body of water, not to mention 5) its continued holding in detention under threat of death of the two Canadians, are all contributing infinitely more to any "anti-Chinese" sentiment that may exist than some paper delivered to the good citizens of Regina....

 

It would surprise me not one iota if one if not both are somehow associated with the United Front, China's shadowy intelligence and diplomatic mechanism for exploiting the international Chinese diaspora in many nations, ours certainly included. Both CSIS and RCMP speak extensively to that organization in many of their intelligence briefs, as do the Australians, Americans, British and many others.

 

Further I note and well recall in years gone by C-P mail carriers apparently had no issue dropping off Communist/Marxist Party of Canada literature at various of my previous addresses.....schwingt die freiheitstür nicht in beide richtungen, Komrades?


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#92 Rob Randall

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 02:19 PM

^The carriers' reticence may not be pro-PRC, they might object to dissemination of US election conspiracy theories. Not that it carries any weight. A carriers job is to deliver what Canada Post tells them. Is a vegan carrier going to withhold your steak of the month club delivery?



#93 AllseeingEye

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Posted 29 January 2021 - 02:26 PM

Canadian courts have also made it very plain to CP it is not their job to decide what can or cannot be delivered to Canadians except in very rare instances where the material is clearly off-side. I would presume that would include odious content such as pro-Nazi or other similar racially-charged items for example.

 

Other than that....do your fricking jobs. You certainly get paid enough in salary and benefits; otherwise if the idea that you alone do not have the authority in a liberal democracy to decide what does or does not make its way into Canadian mailboxes is so repugnant, I'm sure there are Subway outlets looking for sandwich artists and gas bars requiring staff for the midnight shift......



 



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