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Convenience-store owners across Ontario are counting on premier-designate Doug Ford to follow through on a promise to allow them to sell beer and wine – a move they say will help revive their struggling sector. “It’s time,” says Dave Bryans, chief executive officer of the Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA). “I would love to see some stores open, on this [promise], by the end of the year.”
Promise of up to $30,000 a year is a drop in a the bucket, say merchants dealing with noisy, barricaded streets and a lack of foot traffic.
Noibu Technologies creates 3D virtual tours of high-end retailers’ brick-and-mortar stores.
The Cannabis NB store in the north end of Saint John is ready to go once the federal government announces a date for legalization.
In response to an observation that the growing Filipino community in West Prince really seems to enjoy baking, Ruby Gadbilao is quick to correct. “We love cooking,” she said. “We never call it baking, because, in the Philippines only rich people have ovens.”