Western Canada: BC/AB/SK/MB

ACFN hopes new store will end high food prices

Grocery shopping in Fort Chipewyan’s only grocery store can be an exercise in sticker shock.

On a Friday morning, packages of boneless chicken breasts could be bought for $19. A carton of strawberries was just under $10, as were four tomatoes. The quality of some of the produce, such as the $13 seedless grapes, was questionable.

But if the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) has its way, residents of the northern hamlet will be eating better and more affordably by the spring when the band opens its own grocery store.

Called the K’ai Taile Market (Denesuline for “Land of the Willow”), the store will compete with the Northern - Fort Chipewyan’s only grocery store, operated by North West Company.

fortmcmurraytoday.com

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Edmonton: Business owners and residents in the area of 149th Street and Stony Plain Road are concerned about how the Valley Line LRT expansion could change their community.

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Axe Music president going to miss the ‘crazy stuff’ when iconic Edmonton store closes

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