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Freson Bros. stores awarded Regional Grocer of the Year

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Alberta-owned grocery group, Freson Bros. Market, is proud to have been awarded the 2023 Alberta/Saskatchewan/Manitoba/NWT/Nunavut Regional Awards in all three store size categories–Small, Medium, and Large Surface.
Each year, the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers (CFIG) Awards Program recognizes the success of outstanding independent retailers. Each year, independent grocery stores from coast to coast in Canada compete for the coveted titles. Each of the competing stores is visited personally by a highly respected retail management expert, who evaluates competing stores based on retailing excellence and innovation, store team performance, customer service, space utilization, freshness and cleanliness.
This year the top-scoring stores in the Alberta/Saskatchewan/Manitoba/NWT/Nunavut Region in the small, medium and large size categories were all Freson Bros. stores.

Small Surface Category:
Don Boos & Team, Freson Bros. Hanna

Medium Surface Category:
Austin Jessome & Team, Freson Bros. Barrhead

Large Surface Category:
Ryan Durnie & Team, Freson Bros. Fort Saskatchewan
Doug Lovsin, President attributes Freson Bros.’ continued success to the team’s unwavering commitment to Family, Community and Heritage.
“These awards are a testament to Freson Bros.’ ability to offer Alberta with a unique fresh food shopping experience. This is the foundation of our brand and who we are.”
Mr. Lovsin added that Fort Saskatchewan store manager, Ryan Durnie, is the son of Mary Lou Durnie and the late Alf Durnie of Drumheller and started his grocery career at the Drumheller store.

Verdant Valley and DORCAS supports Colton's Place

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The Verdant Valley and DORCAS Women’s Institute showed support for community members facing family violence and donated $600 to Colton’s Place. This is a temporary domestic violence unit to keep families safe. Verdant Valley and DORCAS secretary-treasurer Pat Mcdougald, centre, presents the cheque to Major Robert Burrell, left, of The Salvation Army and community and family services worker Amanda Courtenay. The donation covers one month’s rent for the shelter.

Rockyford council considers creating new noise bylaw

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Village of Rockyford council members are considering the possibility of implementing a noise bylaw within the village’s municipal boundaries following complaints over the last several months.
The item was presented to council during the regular Wednesday, November 8 council meeting, and council directed administration to invite Wheatland County bylaw enforcement and members of the RCMP to its next meeting.
“There have been a number of complaints brought forward over the last few months, and without a bylaw they cannot be addressed,” shares Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Lori Miller.
One concern council had regarding the potential bylaw was enforcement.
The Village uses Wheatland County bylaw services to enforce its municipal bylaws; however, enforcement is limited to weekdays as officers do not work evenings or weekends, which could potentially pose limitations.
Ms. Miller says once RCMP and bylaw have had the opportunity to speak with council regarding any potential enforcement issues, a draft of the proposed bylaw will be brought back to council for further discussion.


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