Businesses closing their doors in Souris as other evolve

 

As COVID-19 news unfolds at a rapid pace, some Souris businesses have made the difficult decision to close operations for an indefinite period. Others are evolving and doing what they can to mitigate the spread of germs in their facilities while still serving their valued customers. 

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Whitfield Drugs statement: We received a link that has been sent from the Canadian Pharmacists Association about the recommendation that pharmacies only supply 30 days of medication to patients at one time. This is a precaution we need to take so that there doesn't become more supply issues. I know that this time is crucial to our patients who are asking for a supply of medications for 90 days to take advantage of the end of the pharmacare year. We just wanted to let all of our patients know that we will still be processing your requests but you may receive only 30 days of the medication at this time. We will keep record of your fills and contact you when the remainder of the prescription comes in. We want to make sure that everyone has enough medication and that everyone is maintaining their health.

I would also like to thank all of our customers in the community and surrounding area for not only your continued loyalty but also for your patience through this unprecedented time. Your support is very much appreciated. Darryl, myself and all the staff will continue to do our best to make sure that all of your needs are being met. Please do not hesitate to take advantage of our free delivery service and please call the store if you have any concerns.

LT’s Corner Storeremains open for business. They are doing their best to create distance between staff and customers while filling as many orders as come through the door. Additionally they are taking phone orders and will have purchases ready for pick up to ensure social distancing.

Pharmasave statement: We will continue to serve you and will deliver retail goods as well as prescriptions.

Souris Valley Bigway’s March 18 statement:  We continue to amp up our sanitizing routines here at Souris Bigway. Frequently touched surfaces are sanitized several times a day, including door handles, pin pads, cart handles, telephones etc. We aim to keep our store as safe as we can for our customers and staff. 

Also effective today, March 18, we will no longer charge for delivery. We deliver daily, Monday through Friday, starting at 4:00 p.m.

Minary’s Bakery statement: We will continue to do what we can to keep our business clean and germ-free, all while keeping our shelves stocked with fresh baked goods. Times like these are really hard on any small business so we appreciate all your support through this pandemic. Please remember to wash your hands and if you are unwell stay home as we want to ensure staff and customers, as well as the community satay safe and healthy. If you wish, call ahead and place an order and we will have it set aside for you to reduce your time spent in the store. We have hand sanitizer, we are sanitizing door handles, counters, the till & debit machine, etc. several times through out the day, as well as usual cleaning and everything else we can to keep the bakery clean and safe.

Crescent Cuts and Waxing: I have decided that I will get as many people in that need haircuts and waxing Tuesday March 17 and Wednesday March 18 then I will be closed for the rest of the week.

Western Financial’s statement: Dear Western customers: During the COVID-19 event, our branches are closed to walk-in traffic. Please use this link to make any service requests online. If you wish to call your local Western brokerage, please refer to the Find a Broker tab. Alternatively, you may, as well, email info@westernfg.ca. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during these times when we need to work together more than ever. Link: https://bit.ly/3d6FpVm

Plaza Petals: In light of recent announcements and recommendations of social distancing and self-isolating we have chosen to just ‘temporarily’ close our Shoppe to the public. We feel it is the kindest thing we can do in this pandemic to help keep us and others safe, we will continue to have our fresh bouquets and a selection of plants available for sale at our local Bigway Foods. This is our way of being responsible in these times. Thank you everyone for understanding and stay healthy.

Lagassse’s Studio of Fine Arthas also closed indefinitely and cancelled many classes.

 

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