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Delivery deluge: Residential buildings wrestle with influx of packages amid the pandemic [Video]

Bekim Xhelili, a concierge at the Candy Loft Factory condominium, moves packages into a mailroom on Oct 22 2020. With many people working from home during the pandemic, online orders are up and concierges are having to manage more package deliveries.

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When a package arrives at Tony Gioventu’s Metro Vancouver condo, the building’s front desk alerts residents that they have a delivery. He estimates they receive more than 200 parcels a day.

“By 10 a.m., the lobbies are cluttered with packages from all the delivery companies, and it goes on all day,” said Mr. Gioventu, executive director of the Condominium Home Owners' Association of B.C.

“We’re a very large building, so we can afford to have full-time coverage on our front desk, but we still see a lot of packages dumped on the street level.”

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Congress Sets Stage for Exiling Chinese Stocks From U.S. Over Audit Dispute [Video]

The House unanimously approved legislation that threatens a trading ban of shares of Chinese companies, such as Alibaba, over concerns that their audits arent sufficiently regulated.

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