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Kent opens new flagship store in Dartmouth Crossing

.D. Irving Ltd.’s Kent Building Supplies is on a roll in Halifax Regional Municipality with the official grand opening Saturday of its “flagship” store at Dartmouth Crossing, and construction slated to begin this fall on a major expansion to another company retail location in Lower Sackville.

Although opening celebrations are set for the weekend, the Dartmouth store actually opened its doors to its first customers on Monday.


Amazon warehouse announcement coming Tuesday for Ottawa | CBC News

Ottawa's mayor and an east-end councillor are expected to confirm Tuesday plans for an Amazon distribution hub that will employ roughly 1,000 people.


Nygard Slims opens new store at Canada One Outlets in Niagara Falls

People now have another reason to visit the Canada One Factory Outlets location on Lundy’s Lane, with Canadian clothing giant Nygard opening a new Nygard Slims outlet at the shopping centre.

But Nygard’s presence at the centre isn’t exactly new: the retailer has had one of its Tanjay N Alia clothing brand stores at the centre for years, said Nygard regional manager Lindsey Butler.

“Being here for a number of years and being successful, customers know where to find us already, and they love the brand,” she said at the Nygard Slims store opening on Saturday.


Rudy Halmo, 95, was prominent Simcoe jeweller

Opportunities were rare during the Great Depression, but one came knocking in a big way for 15-year-old Rudy Halmo.