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Dollarama's 1-student-in-store policy called discriminatory - Loss Prevention Policy - To Stop Shoplifting  A downtown Toronto Dollarama store's policy to only allow one student in at a time to prevent stealing isn't sitting well with local high school students who pop by the shop for a treat on their lunch hour. The Dollarama, located in Toronto's Annex neighbourhood near Bloor Street West and Bathurst Street, only permits one high school student to enter at a time. Two hired security guards enforce the policy, while other customers walk in and out without being stopped. Human rights lawyer Kate Sellar says Dollarama's actions count as discrimination. But Dollarama says the large-group policy is in place at all of its stores. At the Annex location, high school students happen to be the ones coming in large groups because of the store's proximity to schools with big student populations. (Source

Retail salespersons job leads job demand & job creation list in Toronto for next 5 years  The Toronto region is expected to create more than half a million jobs in the next five years, but some will be low-paying, temporary or contract jobs without benefits. Across all the regions including Toronto, retail salespersons lead the list. (Source

Wetaskiwin RCMP investigating downtown bomb threat at Value Drug Mart  Wetaskiwin RCMP were dispatched to the Value Drug Mart on Main Street at about 4:15 p.m. after the store had received a bomb threat via telephone call. The store was evacuated and members from Wetaskiwin and Maskwacis RCMP contained the area around the store to ensure public safety, while local fire services and EMS were placed on standby. K Division’s explosive disposal unit was contacted and provided direction in the search of the business. By 5:45 pm, the search of the store was concluded and the area deemed safe. Employees were allowed to return and businesses re-opened. (Source

O.P.P.'s Western Region investigating 13 Pharmacy Smash and Grabs
The OPP have come to the conclusion that a group of thieves is targeting pharmacies for late-night break-in. There have been 13 smash-and-grab break- ins in the OPP’s Western Region so far this year. One recently occurred at the Pharmasave in Port Rowan. OPP says the thieves always hit in the early morning hours and are most interested in prescription narcotics. “OPP investigators are asking all pharmacists and store owners to make sure all medication is locked up, especially narcotics which have been left out for next-day delivery,” Const. Ed. Sanchuk, spokesperson of the Norfolk OPP, said in a news release Tuesday. “These medications are sought after by these vandals and become easy targets when not secured. (Source

Five suspects arrested in Aberdeen convenience store robbery.

Windsor Police investigating Armed Robbery/Shooting at Sunny Variety; no injures

Edmonton Police launch new mobile app

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