Business & Economy

The DaMar gas station and restaurant in Melfort is the first Indigenous-owned business in the town, according to Mayor Rick Lang.
The DaMar gas station and restaurant in Melfort is the first Indigenous-owned business in the town, according to Mayor Rick Lang. Google Earth

First Indigenous-owned business coming to Melfort

By Bryan Eneas
June 23, 2017 - 5:00pm

A joint partnership between an east-central town and a nearby Indigenous community is bringing about the first Indigenous run business.

On June 21, National Aboriginal Day, the new owners of the DaMar gas station and restaurant in Melfort celebrated their grand opening.

Sears Canada is cutting 2,900 jobs and closing 59 locations as part of a restructuring plan.
Sears Canada is cutting 2,900 jobs and closing 59 locations as part of a restructuring plan. Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press

Sears closing in Prince Albert

By Teena Monteleone
June 22, 2017 - 10:02am

The Prince Albert location of Sears Canada is shutting its doors.

The struggling retailer revealed plans to close 59 locations across the country and cut approximatelhy 2,900 jobs under a court-supervised restructuring.

A recently published study has found residents in Saskatchewan and Manitoba have vastly different opinions about Indigenous businesses than the rest of Canada.
A recently published study has found residents in Saskatchewan and Manitoba have vastly different opinions about Indigenous businesses than the rest of Canada. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Man. And Sask. residents less likely to support Indigenous business

By Bryan Eneas
June 20, 2017 - 5:00pm

A recently published survey has found Canadians in general believe the creation and support of Indigenous businesses is important, but the numbers are a bit different when it comes to the prairies.

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