Employees of 404 of Quebec's liquor store branches walked off the job around 10 a.m. Tuesday, initiating strike action.
While at the Rideau Street location on July 14, a shopper spotted a sign under cans of beer that read: “Enjoy this refreshing beer! I miss hockey. Get rid of Eugene Melnyk!” and tweeted a photo of the display. After the posting was retweeted almost 300 times, the LCBO issued a statement, via Twitter, three days later, condemning the employee’s actions. “Recently an individually-created product display sign that referenced @MelnykEugene was posted at an @lcbo Ottawa store. This is against our policies & values. We are looking into the matter further & offer sincere apologies to Mr. Melnyk, the @ottawasenators, fans & customers.” Melnyk’s critics were quick to respond to the LCBO tweet, with most of them calling on the corporation not to discipline the unnamed employee.
Rabba Fine Foods has opened a Tim Hortons franchise at its 1289 Marlborough Court location as of June 27. The new site offers a wide variety of classic Tim Hortons menu options including fresh baked goods, breakfast selections and popular hot and cold drink items. "We're going through an exciting period of sustained and organic growth," said Rabba Fine Foods president Rick Rabba. "We're pleased to share a portion of this journey with and supported by Tim Hortons."