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Vancouver boutique Mine & Yours bets big on designer luxury resale

The selection of designer handbags resembles that of a high-end retail store. But, as true fashion aficionados can vouch, these types of pricey pieces don’t usually mix and mingle on display.

It’s one small cue that signifies to shoppers that, despite the artful curation and luxurious decor of the high-ceilinged boutique, Mine & Yours is, in fact, a second-hand shop.

vancouversun.com

Province pops by Winnipeg grocery store open on Canada Day despite previous fine

The owner of a Winnipeg grocery store chain opened his doors on Canada Day despite having previously received a fine for violating the Retail Business Holiday Closing Act.

winnipeg.ctvnews.ca

Online cannabis pickup app launched in Alberta, Saskatchewan

The company behind a mobile cannabis pickup app newly launched in Alberta and Saskatchewan is hoping it can drive more consumers to legal markets.

“It’s bringing cannabis into the modern consumer ecosystem. It’s how people browse today,” says Jo Vos, managing director at Seattle-based Leafly, which recently announced the launch of the Leafly Pickup app along with Canadian recreational retailer Spiritleaf.

edmontonjournal.com

North America's oldest Punjabi Market is fading. Is revival possible?

Considering Vancouver property values and rents today, what can the city do to revitalize a neighbourhood like the Punjabi Market, and preserve its so-called “heritage businesses”?

vancouversun.com

Six-Month Retail Strike in Freezing Saskatchewan Didn’t Beat Two-Tier

“Three years ago I was at a union meeting and a member stood up and asked why we got such good pay and benefits as Saskatoon Co-op employees,” said Jodi Smith, a member of Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1400.

labornotes.org

Man finds fawn in woods, takes it on a trip through B.C. liquor store | CBC News

Conservation officers were called to the community of Invermere, B.C., after someone reported seeing a man walking through the local liquor store with a baby deer in his arms on June 15.

cbc.ca

Deer on a 'field trip' finds itself in Edmonton thrift shop, jumps through front window

Video surveillance caught the moment a deer wandered into an Edmonton thrift shop Wednesday morning—and escaped by leaping through a cabinet of china dishes and out the front window.

edmonton.ctvnews.ca