LRR Store Update (Canada Post Strike)
June 15th, 2011

Posted by Paul

Important Site News:

We regret to inform you that Canada Post has made the decision to lock out striking postal workers and suspend mail deliveries across Canada.

As LRR ships all merchandise orders via Canada Post, this means until the strike is resolved, we are unable to accept any new orders through the LRR store.

What does this mean for you?

1. As of June 15, the LRR store is not accepting any orders for DVDs, shirts, pins, posters, patches or buttons.
2. Even if the lockout and strike are resolved quickly, the resulting backlog in mail volume could mean additional shipping delays after mail service is resumed.
3. Packages currently in the Canada Post system (ie, they have left the Moonbase, but have yet to be delivered to you or your country’s mail service) could experience significant delays due to the suspension of service.
4. We will still be selling merchandise in person – we will have a selection of shirts, DVDs and other items for sale at the Calgary Expo. If you live in Victoria and would like to purchase items in person, please email [email protected]
5. If you do not live locally, but still need to have LRR merchandise, contact [email protected] to inquire about courier (ie, FedEx, DHL) options.

We really appreciate your patience and hope to have the store up and running again as soon as it is possible.


The LRR Crew


  1. It’s still not 17 O’clock though!

    Comment by Defective — June 15, 2011 @ 5:30 am

  2. Ouch – the best laid plans and all that – best of luck with this obstacle everyone.

    Comment by Shardik — June 15, 2011 @ 9:02 am

  3. @Defective, I think that’s part of the reason for the strike. The workers want fair compensation for working to 17 o’clock while Canada Post claims that they only have to pay through 5 o’clock in the evening.

    This sucks for LRR, cuz that’s one big source of income crippled worse than FDR.

    … What? Too soon?

    Comment by Tim — June 15, 2011 @ 9:19 am

  4. Oooooooh Caaaaaanada…

    Thank goodness my No Rules Means No Pants shirt already got here!

    Comment by The Morrigan — June 15, 2011 @ 10:25 am

  5. Perhaps something should be mentioned for the DB5 Craft-along also? I’m assuming you don’t want items mailed to you because of this… Do you have a courier preference between UPS, FedEx, etc?

    Comment by Nim — June 15, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

  6. Craftalong items aren’t a concern right now, but if the strike last into the summer, we will have to look into alternatives.

    Comment by Kathleen — June 15, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

  7. …And this would happen right when I have the free cash to actually buy something.

    Comment by LEG1ON — June 15, 2011 @ 2:56 pm

  8. Hah, it’s probably faster for me to just drive to Victoria and buy merch straight up than wait for Canada Post.

    Hope this doesn’t wrench up your gears too much guys.

    Comment by SubtleMockery — June 15, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

  9. Just as an FYI, apparently the government has given them two days to get stuff sorted out before they legislate them back to work.

    Comment by Evan — June 15, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

  10. I find it delightful the government will legislate frontline postal employees back to work and strip their collective bargaining rights when it was Canada Post management that decided to take a rotating strike which severely impacted no one and turn it into a full lock-out with cessation of services.

    Comment by Keegan — June 15, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

  11. @Keegan: Canada Post knew who the government was when it made the lockout happen.

    Comment by Sean Riley — June 15, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

  12. @Keegan: if I recall correctly, Canada Post’s position was that the rotating strike made it unprofitable to run the service.

    Comment by Alexey — June 23, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

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