Western Canada News

Alberta Boot Company has been delivering comfort, style and quality for over 40 years

Founded by Clem Gerwing in 1978, Alberta Boot is now helmed by his grandson Ben Gerwing and remains Calgarians’ go-to for western-style boots.

With more than 5,000 boots in stock and the ability to create custom styles and fits, Alberta Boot literally has a boot to fit every foot and every sense of style.

“The biggest misconception with cowboy boots is that they’re uncomfortable,” Gerwing says. “That’s usually coming from someone who either has purchased a boot that doesn’t fit properly or are not well made. We offer a wide variety of widths that most companies don’t offer — any foot that comes through the door we can size up properly.”

calgaryherald.com

Calgary retailer enjoys strong growth selling brand name electronics at discount prices

Openbox Calgary owner Imad Hasna had operated the electronics store specializing in open-box products and service since 2005, but by 2016 the company was facing challenging times.

The economic downturn in Alberta and the rise of online shopping led to electronics stores closing all over the province, says Hasna, so he either had to adapt his company to the times or shut it down.

calgaryherald.com

The Word on the Street back in Saskatoon

The Word on the Street is back in Saskatoon for its ninth year. It focuses on bringing Canadian authors to their readers to explain more about the inspiration behind their work.

globalnews.ca

Parker: Unwanted quality jewelry welcomed at Fleetwood

Ralph Pelletier says he’s never had a bad year since starting his own business 38 years ago. That success means he could stay home and let his capable staff run his Fleetwood Jewellery operation in Heritage Square. But he just loves chatting with clients, admiring his designer’s new creations, and especially discovering new treasures brought into the shop’s estate department.

calgaryherald.com

Gas station 'shenanigans' reason for wild price differences in Vancouver

There are several variables involved in figuring out what a litre of gas is going to cost

vancouversun.com

Save-On-Foods commits to reducing food waste - Creston Valley Advance

In collaborated with B.C.-based organizations FoodMesh and Loop Resources and in partnership with Food Banks BC, 86 Save-On-Foods stores are diverting 100 per cent of their unsalable perishable foods from landfills.

crestonvalleyadvance.ca

Kiaro Signs Distribution Agreement with Pineapple Express

Saskatoon residents can now order cannabis to their doorstep within two hours of online purchase, thanks to a new partnership between Vancouver-based cannabis brand Kiaro and Pineapple Express Delivery.

newswire.ca