I'm really sorry to hear about this and hope that you are able to recover the stolen property and put the thief or thieves behind bars.
I'm not surprised to hear that Canada Post is awful, given my experiences. It seems like the items I've ordered from Canada don't appear in my tracking until they cross the border, and the last two eBay shipments I've sent to Canada have either disappeared from tracking or show delivery to the wrong address. In both cases, I was fortunate enough to have honest buyers who didn't try to con me, but I don't understand how the service could be so poor. As dstppy says, I guess those of us in the US should feel fortunate to have our mail service.