The recession is over, but many Calgary store owners are struggling to notice a bounce back in business.
AFTER years of financial uncertainty — and millions in debt — Neechi Commons grocery-and-retail complex on Main Street will cease operations this weekend. The Indigenous North End business centre opened with much fanfare on the corner of Main Street and Euclid Avenue in 2013, at a price tag of $8 million to convert two century-old buildings. Patrick Doyle and Justine Kruz found out Thursday along with other customers that the doors will close Saturday at Neechi Commons. PHIL HOSSACK / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Patrick Doyle and Justine Kruz found out Thursday along with other customers that the doors will close Saturday at Neechi Commons. However, the high cost of construction and renovation left the co-op saddled with "a very large debt load," said a release issued Thursday night from Neechi’s board of directors.
With legalization of recreational marijuana coming soon, cannabis-related companies across the country are on hiring sprees, says an Edmonton-based recruiter.
Vancouver city council has made changes to its bylaw to accommodate the sale of non-medical cannabis, ahead of federal legalization on Oct. 17.