Western Canada: BC/AB/SK

UFA Co-operative to kill 545 jobs, close 12-store Wholesale Sports chain in Western Canada

The chain of a dozen hunting, fishing and camping supply stores in Western Canada is shutting down after 30 years in business.

cbc.ca

Northlands Coliseum closure leaves businesses in limbo (Edmonton)

Businesses near Northlands Coliseum say the city's decision to close Northlands Coliseum at the end of the year leaves them in limbo.

cbc.ca

Winnipeg Sears to remain vacant until late fall

Consumers – not to mention the Garden City Shopping Centre – likely won’t know what will become of Winnipeg’s soon-to-be-closed Sears store until the fall.

The beleaguered retailer took a court order in mid-July to begin a “comprehensive and flexible sale and investment solicitation process” of its business, real estate and other assets.

A deadline of October 4 has been set for the court to approve any successful bids.

“We should have some idea of what’s going to happen with the [Garden City] location by then,” said company spokesman Joel Shaffer...

westerninvestor.com

Ian Mulgrew: Legalization threatens pot dispensaries

Cannabis dispensaries should be afraid, very afraid about what is in store when the federal government legalizes cannabis for recreational use on Canada Day. Justice ministers are meeting in Vancouver and the House of Commons health committee this week has been examining the legalization law — the clock is ticking for those trying to cash in on the current chaos.

calgaryherald.com

Asian market comes to downtown

Backed by triple eights, a new Asian grocery store is looking to make their own luck in Fort Saskatchewan’s downtown.

fortsaskatchewanrecord.com