Shopper’s Drug Mart expansion
Josh Teynor, first-year student, English mythology
There’s a lot of people who live downtown near Osborne, right? So it saves them driving to Walmart or somewhere like that if they expand ... it’s convenient, more than anything. … I’m all for it. More convenience.
Shayla Fredborg, first-year student, English
It doesn’t fit into the Village - the whole atmosphere of it.
Bryan Crowley, president, Consider the Possibilities Inc.
It’s progress and I think it’s a good idea … You gotta go with change. I’m a big believer in that.
Alex Paterson, CKUW volunteer correspondent, Warning Shots
The municipal council is clearly a bunch of corporate stool pigeons. Shoppers Drug Mart is going to bring nothing to that community that’s useful.
Surafel Kuchel, third-year student, Science
I think it’s going to be more packed, that area, so I won’t support it; I would rather it stayed the same. I don’t think people will get benefit with it being big or small as long as it provides the service that people need, and there is a Safeway beside it, so I don’t see any point expanding it.
Mary-Anne Lyde, community member
I think it’s a good idea. It might be kind of an eyesore at the same time though, ‘cause it’s going to be really big. In a way it’s not really a good entranceway to Osborne Village which is kind of unique in its own style, but I guess they must feel there’s a need for it or they wouldn’t do it.
Published in Volume 66, Number 20 of The Uniter (February 22, 2012)