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Experts say Fort Saskatchewan could use these businesses - FortSaskOnline.com

Experts are saying Fort Saskatchewan could use a few more stores. In May, the city hired three private companies to conduct a city-wide retail market and gap analysis.

Along with the input from a resident survey, the study showed the top five potential businesses for Fort Saskatchewan are Winners or Marshalls, Sport Chek, Home Sense, Real Canadian Superstore and a Brown’s Social House.

“The successful attraction of retail over the past five years has rapidly evolved the city from a local-serving destination to a regional-serving hub,” said Mike Erickson, the economic development officer for the City of Fort Saskatchewan.


B.C. camera store customers hit with bills for years-old taxes

.C. customers of a major Canadian camera retailer are shocked after receiving bills for unpaid provincial sales taxes dating back years.

Curtis Allen bought a camera lens from Toronto-based retailer Vistek two years ago. Last week, he was mailed a bill for $250 in unpaid PST. "This can't be real," Allen remembers thinking when he got the bill. "This is ridiculous."


No explosives found after bomb threat at Sherwood Park shopping centre | The Star

Explosives disposal units from both the RCMP and the Edmonton Police Service searched the Visions outlet, as well as other stores in the Emerald Hills shopping centre, but didn’t find any explosives or “suspicious items.”


Licence renewal fee for Saskatoon cannabis shops may be lowered $9.5K

The fee to renew a busine“Last year when cannabis became legal, city council, not unanimously, a 6-5 vote, voted to have business licences at $20,000 and then a $10,000 renewal fee,” said Ward 3 Coun. Ann Iwanchuk.

“The committee (on Monday) approved a $500 renewal fee as opposed to the $10,000.”


Lululemon Plans 580K-SF HQ in Vancouver

Lululemon plans to build a more than 580,000-square-foot headquarters in Vancouver, Canada. The proposed 13-story development in the False Creek Flats, at 1980 Foley St., continues to move through the city’s approval process.