By Paul Rellinger. Owner Mike Taveroff is retiring after running Canada's oldest independent record store since 1972.
A Nova Scotia businessman says a $15 minimum wage in the province is achievable but only if the province takes things slowly.
Five years ago, facing the threat of knee surgery due to decades on his feet, Cosimo Lombardo left behind his full-time career as a hair stylist and took up the only other career he figured he had a shot at: opening up an army surplus store. His Surplus and More on Simpson Street is now a destination for outdoors people of all types, packed with everything from parkas and warm boots to fashionable camo tank tops and hoodies. "As a kid I always loved army surplus stores," he said, citing the history behind the clothing and the warmth of it as some of their appeals...
The nearly 200-year-old company is now selling its premium parkas from a Yorkdale mall location.