Last weekend to shop at Sears Canada as retailer prepares to close its doors forever

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      Most of B.C.'s Sears Canada stores have already shut down, but two remaining outlets will be open for three more days.

      The department stores at Metrotown and North Vancouver's Capilano Mall are offering 70 to 80 percent off today, then 80 to 90 percent off on Saturday and Sunday (January 13 and 14).

      It marks the end of a retailing history in Canada that goes back to 1953 when the first Simpson-Sears Ltd. opening.

      For many years, it was Canada's largest retailer until it fell on hard times with the rise of big-box stores.

      "Over the past 18 months, Sears Canada had embarked on a reinvention plan that had begun to gain traction with customers," the company says in its website. "Unfortunately, despite the outstanding efforts of dedicated associates across the Company, Sears Canada does not have the financial resources to provide it with the time necessary to complete its reinvention."

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