According to analyst Dan McTeague of gasbuddy.com, the price of gas is going to keep climbing as we head into the long weekend. He expects prices to rise above $1.30 a litre. Earlier this week, McTeague suggested retailers could use the wholesale price increase caused by Hurricane Harvey as an excuse to raise prices. The shutdown of Texas refineries in the path of Hurricane Harvey continues and represents more than 15 per cent of the American refining capacity.
Most stores, malls and grocery stores are closed Monday, along with LCBO and Beer Store locations, while many SAQ’s are open in Quebec. Banks and government offices closed. As well, there will be no Garbage, green bin and recycling collection.
The Canada Border Services Agency is anticipating heavy traffic volumes at ports of entry this Labour Day Holiday long weekend and would like to remind travellers to plan their border crossing the border in the morning, especially if you cross on Sunday or Monday. For travellers crossing at the Lansdowne (Thousand Islands) port of entry, there is current construction taking place for the new facility. Travellers and commercial vehicles may experience delays. At peak times, travellers and commercial vehicles may choose to enter Canada via the Prescott port of entry.
Canadian food company Alimentation Couche-Tard has launched a fundraising campaign to support staff and customers after 120 of its convenience stores in Texas were forced to close. The outlets have been shut down due to damage from Hurricane Harvey — 71 of them in the Houston area. Couche-Tard says it has established a 150-thousand-dollar fund to help employees directly affected by the storm to which other employees can contribute. It will also accept donations at all of its 95-hundred North