Boxing Day specials draw Atlantic Canadians, one day later

While many Canadians outside of Atlantic Canada spent yesterday in search of Boxing Day bargains, today is when the sales hit the East Coast.

Provincial regulations prevent most stores from opening on Boxing Day in Atlantic Canada

Retailers in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and P.E.I. face a fine if retailers open on the Boxing Day holiday. ((Nathan Denette/Canadian Press))
About 50 people lined up outside of Future Shop in Dartmouth Crossing this morning hoping for Boxing Week deals. (Angela MacIvor/CBC)
While many Canadians outside of Atlantic Canada spent yesterday in search of Boxing Day bargains, today is when the sales hit the East Coast. 

Retailers in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and P.E.I. face a fine if retailers open on the Boxing Day holiday. 

There are exceptions such as drug stores, gas stations and some restaurants which are allowed to open. 

That makes today the big sale day in the region, however weather forecasters are predicting wintry weather.

CBC reporter Angela MacIvor was out early in Halifax on Friday. She said there was a steady stream of people filed in to the Future Shop store in Dartmouth Crossing that opened early at 6 a.m. 

About 50 people lined up this morning compared to 80 last year. Staff say the popularity of Black Friday sales as well as road
conditions may be factors, but they're still happy with the flow of traffic.​

With files from CBC

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