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Volume 39#26 Apr 21 – May 4, 2015, 2015

Ottawa art students produce postal covers

Merivale High School is at it again. This Valentine’s Day, Canadian Stamp News received a lovely custom-made envelope – one of a series produced by Grade 11 students at Merivale High School in Ottawa. “Designing miniature works of art is a good challenge for my design students,” said Irving Osterer, the award-winning department head who oversees Merivale’s Fine Arts, Technical Education and Computer Science departments. He’s also the co-ordinator of the school’s Focus program, whose 18 students produced nearly 40 Valentine’s Day covers for their first project of semester two. Continue reading →

Each of the Focus program’s 18 students produced two Valentine’s Day covers – one that was sent to the high school so the students could add it to their portfolio and another sent to a significant other.

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One year into implementing its new “five-point action plan”, Canada Post reported a before-tax profit of $194 million in 2014.

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CSN receives additional Pansies misperf errors

Canadian Stamp News has received additional Pansies misperforation errors (originally covered in the previous issue, dated April 7) from two separate sources – one in Quebec and another in Ontario.

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