Western Canada News

Asian supermarket adds flavour, generates buzz in Edmonton | CBC News

The opening of an Asian supermarket called H Mart in south Edmonton is creating a lot of excitement in the Korean community and beyond, as people say the store will give them more choices when it comes to selecting culturally appropriate foods.

The U.S.-based grocery chain, specializing in Korean products, has locations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Its Edmonton location opened Thursday morning at the South Park Shopping Centre on Calgary Trail. On opening day, the line-up stretched around the block.

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B.C. allows imported wine on licensed grocery store shelves

Imported wine could soon be coming to a grocery store near you thanks to the B.C. government changing its laws to allow licensed grocery stores in the province to carry wines from around the world effective July 8.

The news was expected given that the government in October said that it would end by November 1 its policy that restricts licensed grocery stores to only be allowed to carry British Columbia Vintners Quality Alliance (BC VQA) wines on shelves.

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Co-op liquor stores in Estevan and Oxbow are opening

The Southern Plains Co-op’s new liquor stores in Estevan and Oxbow are opening on July 12. Carol McKay, the co-op’s manager of human resources, said the co-op is very, very excited to have the two new stores open.

estevanmercury.ca

Bower Place mall is getting ready for new tenants - Red Deer Advocate

Openings of Marshalls, Sunterra and larger Shoppers Drug Mart coming this fall, winter

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How Victoria’s court-tossed ban on plastic bags changed how I shop | The Star

A court struck down Victoria’s ban on plastic bags. But in the year it was in place, it had a transformative impact on the city — and on me.

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Tokyo’s ramen shop opens first Canadian location in Richmond

A Japanese ramen shop known for its “chicken broth” style of the popular noodle soup will open its first Canadian location in Richmond.

Afuri Ramen + Dumpling is moving in to Dazzling Café’s former location at 140 – 7971 Alderbridge Way, near No. 3 Road.

richmond-news.com

Vancouver-based Native Shoes launches biodegradable sneaker

The Vancouver-based brand is looking to reduce the footprint of footwear waste in landfills.

vancouversun.com