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Old Posted May 26, 2018, 2:23 AM
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Ottawa's airport is the service centre for the north (ie, Nunavut), and the North is a heavy user of Amazon because even with the shipping, it's far cheaper than going to the Northern Store. That facility will likely also be serving Northern Ontario, which is a fairly heavy user of Amazon Prime compared to the rest of the country. I know a lot of people who have Prime accounts, but only a few people with Costco memberships.
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Old Posted May 26, 2018, 2:54 AM
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Great catch for Ottawa. Isn't Costco Canada also based in Ottawa?
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Old Posted May 26, 2018, 3:46 AM
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Based on the article you linked to, the outlined area in that image is only the "core area" of just under 5000km2. So the area that's "larger than Belgium" is mostly mountains.
I thought it looked wrong. Someone needs to change the information on the wikipedia site. It says the area of the Lower Mainland is 36,303.31 km2 with this map below depicted. It says core which suggests the area outlined in orange. It makes it look like the larger area is that core part + those bits with the orange dotted lines.

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Great catch for Ottawa. Isn't Costco Canada also based in Ottawa?
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Old Posted May 29, 2018, 7:32 PM
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Originally Posted by 1overcosc View Post
A lot of us over in the Ottawa forum are a little dumbstruck by how big that facility is.. bigger even than the GTA distribution centre. We've concluded it's likely going to be supplying Quebec and possibly Atlantic Canada as well as the Ottawa region.
No. The GTA has multiple distribution centres. The combined footage is over 2 million square feet.
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Amazon balked and Seattle is backing down.

City leaders said they plan to repeal a tax on large companies such as Amazon and Starbucks as they face mounting pressure from businesses, an about-face just a month after unanimously approving the measure to help pay for efforts to combat a growing homelessness crisis.

The quick surrender showed the power of Amazon to help rally opposition and aggressively push back on taxes at all levels of government, even in its affluent home city where the income gap is ever widening and lower-income workers are being priced out of housing. It has resulted in one of the highest homelessness rates in the U.S.

Amazon and other businesses had sharply criticized the tax, and the online retailer even temporarily halted construction planning on a new high-rise building near its Seattle headquarters in protest.

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