Western Canada News

MEC staff unionizes at Vancouver store

Workers at the Broadway Avenue location of Mountain Equipment Co-op in Vancouver have joined the United Food & Commercial Workers Union, local 1518.

kelownadailycourier.ca

Metro Vancouver's most abandoned mall now being fast-tracked for redevelopment

After a decade of delays and deterioration, the Township of Langley is moving quickly to get rid of the Aldergrove Mall.

Council received its latest update on the mostly-derelict property at the centre of Aldergrove on Monday, as staff looks to fast-track the redevelopment application from the group that owns the land.

"It's holding Aldergrove back, and there's some recognition of that," said counclilor Eric Woodward.

Woodward originally was skeptical of the proposed redevelopment of the mall, built in 1976, but now home to just two tenants, a dentist office and a Dollarama. He argues the proposed replacement was too much like a strip mall.

But he said the revised plans — which include three mixed-use buildings between six and 10 storeys in the first stage of the redevelopment, including a parking area for the entire nearby community — fit the bill.

ca.news.yahoo.com

Iconic camera shop has been serving Edmonton shutterbugs for 70 years

When Edmontonians think cameras, they think McBain. The best-in-the-business camera store is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, still a family-run operation that puts great customer service at the heart of its success story.

edmontonjournal.com

New Luk Fook Canada store opens in Vancouver - Inside Retail

Luk Fook Canada has opened a new shop in CF Richmond Centre in Metro Vancouver.

insideretail.hk

Popular Metro Vancouver ice cream-maker finally adding second location

It’s taken Rocky Point Ice Cream 22 years to find its next great location – but they've found one in New Westminster.

vancouverisawesome.com