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Best Amazon Canada Prime Day 2020 deals: Echo Show 5 hits CA$60, the Echo Dot drops to CA$25

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is underway in countries around the world, and Canada is no exception. The two-day shopping event runs through the end of the day (Pacific Time) Wednesday, Oct. 14. We’ve pulled some the most notable deals we’re seeing at Amazon Canada, and compiled them below. (Check out Amazon Canada’s press release for the full list of discounts the retailer has promised.)

Note that prices and availability were accurate at the time of this update, but are subject to change. As more deals become available, we’ll update this story.

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As in the US, Amazon’s smallest Echo display device is already available at a discount, returning to its lowest ever price of CA$60. That’s a whopping 40% off. The price

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Best Amazon Canada Prime Day 2020 deals: Echo Show 5 hits CA$60, more deals coming Tuesday

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Amazon Prime Day 2020 kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and during the two-day shopping event, you can expect to see deep discounts on home appliances, electronics, and all kinds of domestic tech. Ahead of the sales event, however, Amazon Canada has already begun the ramp up to Prime Day by trotting out some sharp deals for early bird shoppers. (Check out Amazon Canada’s press release for the full list of discounts the retailer is promising.)

Here are the best of the early Amazon Prime Day deals we’ve found so far from Amazon Canada. Note that prices and availability were accurate at the time of publication, but are subject to change (as we expect them to on Tuesday).

We’ll continue to update

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From California to Canada, first Techstars Des Moines cohort is online

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Kerty Levy, Managing Director of Techstars Iowa, speaks at Dwolla in Des Moines on Oct. 22, 2019 to announce the new Techstars Iowa accelerator. (Photo: Olivia Sun/The Register)

A major business accelerator has begun in downtown Des Moines — kind of.

Techstars Iowa launched its first 13-week program on Tuesday morning. The accelerator selected 10 entrepreneurs who will tweak their products, meet with mentors and pitch to investors this fall.

When they announced the program last October, Techstars Iowa leaders expected the entrepreneurs to move to Des Moines and work out of a downtown office, connecting them with business leaders in the community. But with COVID-19 cases still high, the first program is mostly online.

Founders, investors and mentors will meet on Zoom, Slack and other digital platforms.

The Des Moines program is part of the broader Techstars community. Founded in Boulder, Colorado, in 2006, Techstars says

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Amazon Canada Prime Day 2020 sales: Echo Show 5 hits CA$60, more deals coming Tuesday

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Kicking off on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Amazon Prime Day 2020 is expected to bring out massive deals on electronics, home appliances and all varieties of domestic tech. Until then, however, Amazon Canada has already begun the ramp-up to Prime Day by unveiling some sharp deals for early-bird shoppers. (Check out Amazon Canada’s press release for the full list of discounts the retailer is promising.)

Here are the best of the early Amazon Prime Day deals we’ve found so far from Amazon Canada. Note that prices and availability were accurate at the time of publication, but are subject to change (as we expect them to on Tuesday).

This story will be updated as more deals become available.

Tyler Lizenby/CNET

As in the US, Amazon’s

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Air Canada slashes Transat buyout price by nearly 75% as COVID-19 hits traffic

(Reuters) – Air Canada <AC.TO> has slashed its price to buy Canadian tour operator Transat A.T. Inc <TRZ.TO>, with the deal now worth about C$188.7 million ($143.86 million), down from C$720 million, as COVID-19 weighs on travel demand, the companies said in a statement on Saturday.

The country’s largest carrier had secured Transat shareholders’ approval for the deal last year with an C$18.00 a share bid, to bolster its then thriving leisure business.

But with the pandemic grounding flights globally, Air Canada faced shareholder pressure to renegotiate the deal which is still pending approval from European and Canadian regulators, Reuters reported in May.

Montreal-based Air Canada, like many of its global peers, has slashed flights, suspended financial forecasts and sought government aid as the industry deals with its worst slump.

Companies have been cancelling deals amid COVID-19 uncertainty, with aircraft parts suppliers Hexcel Corp <HXL.N> and Woodward Inc <WWD.O> abandoning

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Ocgrow Group of Companies Forms Strategic Alliance with Amazon to Deliver the Future of Condo Living in Canada

Ocgrow Group & Amazon will collaborate to provide an industry leading multi-family living experience, with Amazon Alexa/Echo devices at SOLA in Calgary and other projects in Canada

Ocgrow Group of Companies & Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced a new strategic alliance together to deliver the future of condo living in Canada. Ocgrow Group is launching SOLA in Calgary (www.solacalgary.com) which shall offer industry leading multi-family living with Amazon’s Alexa devices built-in throughout entire project, with more collaboration to follow.

All 172 luxury smart homes at SOLA shall be fully Alexa enabled, & new owners shall enjoy a host of intelligent cloud based voice services. New residents shall be able to speak to Alexa to play music, hear the news, check weather, control smart home devices, and more. Alexa lives in the cloud, so Alexa is always getting smarter, adding new capabilities that are delivered to your device automatically. For example,

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Turkey hits out at Canada for suspending arms exports

Turkey is accusing Canada of double standards after Ottawa suspended arms exports to Turkey as it investigates the use of Canadian technology in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey on Tuesday accused Canada of double standards after Ottawa suspended arms exports to Turkey as it investigates the use of Canadian technology in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne announced Monday that he has suspended export permits to Turkey, which is backing Azerbaijan in the conflict, in line with Canada’s export control regime. He said he had instructed his ministry to investigate claims that Canadian drone technology is being used in the fighting.

Turkey, which has military cooperation agreements with Azerbaijan, accused NATO ally Canada of creating obstacles concerning the export of military equipment

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Tips and tricks to shop Amazon Prime Day 2020 in Canada

For more Prime Day sales, deals and must-haves, check out all of our coverage here.

Use these tips and tricks to make the most of Amazon Canada's Prime Day 2020.
Use these tips and tricks to make the most of Amazon Canada’s Prime Day 2020.

Prime Day 2020 is just days away, and for the second year in a row, Amazon Canada Prime members around the world have 48-hour access to more than a million exclusive deals and top products for the holiday season including toys, TVs, electronics, fashion, beauty, kitchen and home.

As we eagerly countdown the days until the official kickoff of Amazon’s biggest shopping event of the year, Prime members can already shop early offers and deals every day leading up to Prime Day on Oct.13 to 14.

This year’s early Prime Day deals include mega-savings on Amazon devices like the Echo Dot, unlimited access to tens of millions of songs with Amazon Music for just $0.99, gift card bonuses with

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Canada probing allegations Azeri forces are using Canadian technology in Nagorno-Karabakh

FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows a settlement in Martakert province, which according to Armenian media was affected by clashes over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Davit Abrahamyan

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada is probing allegations that Azeri forces involved in fighting with Armenia are using Canadian drone technology that was initially exported to Turkey, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday.

Project Ploughshares, a Canadian arms control group, says video of air strikes released by the Azeri air force indicates the drones had been equipped with imaging and targeting systems made by L3Harris Wescam, the Canada-based unit of L3Harris Technologies LHX.N.

The Globe and Mail newspaper said the firm had received permission earlier this year to ship seven imaging and targeting systems to Turkish drone maker Baykar. Turkey is a key ally of Azerbaijan, whose forces have been fighting for a week over the disputed enclave of

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Canada Probing Allegations Azeri Forces Are Using Canadian Technology in Nagorno-Karabakh | World News

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada is probing allegations that Azeri forces involved in fighting with Armenia are using Canadian drone technology that was initially exported to Turkey, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday.

Project Ploughshares, a Canadian arms control group, says video of air strikes released by the Azeri air force indicates the drones had been equipped with imaging and targeting systems made by L3Harris Wescam, the Canada-based unit of L3Harris Technologies

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The Globe and Mail newspaper said the firm had received permission earlier this year to ship seven imaging and targeting systems to Turkish drone maker Baykar. Turkey is a key ally of Azerbaijan, whose forces have been fighting for a week over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.

“In regards to the Canadian military equipment that may have been used … the minister of foreign affairs has launched an investigation into what exactly happened,” Trudeau told reporters when

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