Western Canada News

Famous French dessert spot quietly closes first North American location in Vancouver

L'Eclair de Génie first opened on Robson Street in 2017. This was the first North American outpost for the acclaimed iconic brand, known for its éclairs.


Queen City consignment stores give shoppers a unique experience

Theresa McQoid owns Hanger and Rack, a consignment store in the Queen City. It’s one of many stores of its kind gaining local popularity.


Discount retailer expands westward

Empire Co. Ltd. has announced the locations of six additional FreshCo store investments in British Columbia as part of its discount format expansion into western Canada. The announcement follows five successful FreshCo openings in B.C. and Manitoba earlier this spring.


Report details Market Lands proposal for old Winnipeg PSB site

A new proposal to go in front of city council next week fleshes out the details of a proposed community hub and marketplace for the Exchange District. Called the Market Lands project, the CentreVenture development corporation has been tasked with renewing a space in the middle of the Exchange.


Cannabis Retail Guide: Green Earth Cannabis, Calgary

Unlike many of the chain cannabis retailers popping up across the province, Green Earth Cannabis is an independently owned outlet.
Co-owner Jason Marshall had previously worked as a journeyman welder in the oil and gas industry. In 2014, he was laid off from his job of 17 years amidst Alberta’s economic downturn.