Alberta Living Wage

Since we started our business over 30 years ago we have paid our staff higher than the Alberta ‘minimum wage’. For several years we pursued achieving the Edmonton/Alberta Living Wage for all employees. We have always paid one dollar more than the minimum wage but felt that was not enough. When the Alberta NDP government raised …

Payment Shift

Payment Shift – Debit vs Credit Cards Most people that follow us on Social Media and/or read our blog posts know that we are a local independent business. As such, we know firsthand how valuable it is that we support local businesses at all times, not just during pandemics, global economic collapses, etc. We want …

Critical Worker Benefit program

I have a problem with the UCP’s plan regarding their role out of the Critical Worker Benefit program. First – EVERYONE deserves financial support from the government. That is the governments’ job! A plumber that is called out in the middle of the night to fix a furnace or burst water pipe is an essential …

Planet Organic

As many people know, Planet Organic closed all of its operations in March after struggling for many months. This was a big loss to the local organic scene. There were many aspects of Planet Organic I did not care for but they were serving a segment of our city that would not consider being customers …

Covid Skills

For over the past three months we have all had to learn and practice Covid Skills. These are all new to our society and many of us feel put upon by the authorities and the disruption in our lives. The possible alternative is not an attractive one. Our store and staff have worked to make our space and interactions as safe and respectful as possible. We ask that you share this space with our staff and other customers by observing proper Covid skills.