Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries (MLL) had struck a deal with True North Real Estate Development to locate a new 4,000-square-foot Liquor Mart in the $400-milllion True North Square, now nearing completion downtown. But that project is no more. To get out of its lease commitment for the bigger store, MLL has agreed to pay True North compensation in the amount of $2 million. You read that correctly — the government is paying the private developer $2 million for the privilege of building a smaller Liquor Mart.
Morning blaze rips through small businesses as emergency crews advise area residents to stay indoors. Portion of Stony Plain Road to be closed for Monday’s evening commute.
After nearly two decades of providing the community with the latest in quality fashions, Kerreen’s Clothing in Neepawa has decided now’s the time to have their biggest sale ever. It will, however, also be their final sale ever, as the well regarded local business has decided to cease operations. Maureen Turner, the owner and operator of Kerreen’s, formally made the announcement to her clientele in late-May. Turner said that while this was a very difficult decision to make, it felt as though it was the right time to do so.
A beer battle is brewing as Alberta mulls its response to a recent trade panel ruling that slammed the province’s small brewer development grant.