Central/Eastern Canada News/NWT

Ottawa teen with rare disorder lives out dream of becoming a Walmart greeter

An Ottawa-area teen witha rare genetic disorder lived out his dream of becoming a Walmart greeter Tuesday with the help of his local store.

Proudly wearing his own Walmart vest and name tag, 14-year-old Tait Gofton welcomed visitors to the Ottawa-area store, as his mother and support network cheered him on. “He loves people. Loves, loves, loves people—loves meeting new people. I think he came into Walmart one day and thought it was just the best job anyone could ever have,” Emma Gofton, Tait’s mother told CTV Ottawa.

ctvnews.ca

Miniso opens in Yellowknife

Miniso, a China-based lifestyle store, opened its doors on 49 Street on Saturday. With products ranging from stationery to stuffed animals to tech accessories and household items like frying pans, the store was a hit with Yellowknifers who packed into the retail outlet for the grand opening this weekend.

nnsl.com

Sun Valley Market recognized for charity initiatives (Grocery Business News)

Jimmy and Vicki Bexis, owners of Sun Valley Market in Toronto, have been recognized for their longstanding charity work with Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ontario.

Sun Valley has been a supporter of the charity’s programs and events for 20 years. Nina Chamberlain, who is in charge of community events for Variety Ontario, says of Jimmy Bexis that “no matter what is asked, he steps up without question.” The grocer was presented with Variety’s In the Spotlight award. (Grocery Business Magazine)

grocerybusiness.ca

Cannabis Retail Guide: Hello Cannabis, Dundas, Ontario

Hello Cannabis! That’s not just an enthusiastic welcome to legal weed in Canada, it’s the name of a privately owned cannabis store in Dundas, Ontario. See inside this sunny cannabis store.

leafly.com