“Love” is a new record player that broadcasts music from your vinyl records to wi-fi and to speakers via Bluetooth. Click here for more information about this new product’s Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.
Progressive rock phenomenon Saga will be no more after 40 years.
Known primarily for 80’s hits “On the Loose”, “The Flyer”, “What Do I Know”, “Wind Him Up” and “Only Time Will Tell”, this Oakland, Ontario band had toured the world countless times, retaining a very successful career in Germany and Puerto Rico throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s.
Lead singer Michael Sadler will be rejoining the band this year, ten years after he had officially left the band, to perform on a farewell tour in Canada and Germany.
Have you ever thought your smart phone amp wasn’t strong enough ? Then the Bluewave may be a solution for you.
This wireless wi-fi bluetooth powered product is currently being offered through a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. And i’m interested because I tend to prefer wired Sennheiser headphones over wireless headphones, most of which sound flat or weren’t reliable.
Click here for details on this crowdfunding campaign.
Ebay is asking Canadian users to support their petition to raise the de minimis threshold from $20 on postal importations for personal use.
Most postal shipments imported into Canada for personal use valued at less than $20 in Canadian funds are exempt from taxes and duties. And although this amount was acceptable when it was adopted in the 80’s, many nations have adopted higher de minimis thresholds since.
The current de minimis thresholds for American residents is US$800 and when European Union residents import merchandise for personal use their de minimis threshold is €150. Considerable amounts compared to the Canadian rate.
In late 2016, a petition had been submitted to the Parliament and the government responded by saying it is assessing their options :
“The Government is working to facilitate trade and streamline administrative burdens, and has undertaken concrete actions to facilitate low value shipments. In 2013, as part of the Beyond the Border Initiative, Canada and the U.S. harmonized processes to expedite the customs administration of low value shipments and waived the requirement for a certificate of origin for such shipments to benefit from preferential tariffs under the North American Free Trade Agreement. Furthermore, in 2011, three generic tariff classifications were introduced in the Customs Tariff to facilitate the processing of low value non-commercial imports arriving by post or by courier.”
Please consider signing this new petition by clicking here. Thank you.
Canada Boy Vinyl has closed their manufacturing plant in Calgary after only sixteen months of operations.
This plant had just opened in September 2015 and had expected to take advantage of a resurgence in vinyl’s popularity. But there weren’t enough orders to make the plant sustainable so Dean Reid, the founder and chief operating officer of Canada Boy Vinyl, decided to cease its operations.