Western Canada: BC/AB/SK/MB

NDP to support both Calgary and Edmonton's Amazon bid

The Alberta government will back both Calgary and Edmonton as they pursue the possibility of online retail giant Amazon putting its second headquarters in the province, Economic Development Minister Deron Bilous said Friday.

calgarysun.com

Ontario plan to sell legal weed no match for B.C.'s existing industry

Ontario’s plan to sell marijuana from government-operated stores would never fly in B.C., a local pot advocate said. Vancouver’s Dana Larsen suggested a provincial government store coul…

vancouversun.com

Buckerfields commits to “living wage” for employees

Many of the employees at Duncan-based Buckerfields’ stores in B.C. are getting raises.

Buckerfields has announced that, as of Sept. 2, all its full-time staff at its eight stores on Vancouver Island and in the Lower Mainland, Okanagan and Shuswap will be paid according to a “living wage” scale.

A living wage is a standard of pay based on actual living costs in a given region...

abbynews.com

Cobbler opens up new shop - Vernon Morning Star

A man pops his head in the door and looks pleased to see shoemaker Leonard Legare. After some friendly words, he promises to come back with shoes in need of repair now that he’s found his trusted cobb

vernonmorningstar.com

Aritzia to open first Babaton store in Vancouver on September 21

The 3,000-square-foot boutique will stock Babaton’s minimalist women’s apparel, which includes polished pyjama tops, dresses, and tailored trousers.

straight.com

Neon guitar last homage to prominent Edmonton music store

A neon guitar spinning and twinkling in Edmonton’s Neon Sign Museum is the only symbol left to remember one of Western Canada’s largest music stores.

cbc.ca