How can SPR attract more diverse businesses other than pawn shops?

This spring, Stony Plain Road Business Association started developing a Business Recruitment and Retention Plan to support keeping businesses within our BIA and to also recruit new businesses to our area. We are keenly aware that growth of businesses will increase customer attraction and traffic in our area and we believe this to be an…

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SPR Welcomes New Marketing Assistant!

The Stony Plain Road Business Association is proud to welcome Cole Gerritsen to the team this summer! Cole Gerritsen will be the Marketing Assistant for the Stony Plain Road Business Association for the summer of 2021. Cole is passionate about forward thinking and contributing to sustainable growth. He appreciates the beauty of creative thinking and…

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New Ward Names Celebrate the Indigenous History of Edmonton and Area

By Mary-Ann Thurber The stories of Indigenous people and the lives they have lived in the North Saskatchewan River valley area are an important, but often forgotten, part of the history of Edmonton. In June 2020, when City Council was putting the finishing touches on the new ward boundaries for Edmonton, a group of Indigenous…

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An Influx of Change: A Tribute to Corner Pharmacy

Jasper Place is currently experiencing a major flux of change. Long-standing buildings have come down in the name of progress for the construction of the Valley Line West LRT route. Today, we highlight one of those businesses: the Corner Pharmacy, which has been on the corner of 156 St. and Stony Plain Road since the…

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Family Violence Prevention: What You Can Do To Help

By Megan Lala November was Family Violence Prevention Month. Did you know that according to alberta.ca, Alberta has the third highest rate of self-reported spousal violence among Canadian provinces? Yet most people do not have knowledge of its impacts, nor the sector of agencies and organizations that are available to provide these supports. I spoke…

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The Vision Behind the Secrets of Stony Plain Road: Scavenger Challenge

By Megan Lala Many of you in the area who use Instagram and/or Facebook may have noticed our recent Shop Local campaign from the Stony Plain Road & Area Business Improvement Area (BIA). The Secrets of Stony Plain Road: Scavenger Challenge brought together a variety of diverse businesses in the neighbourhood to help the BIA’s…

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Local Students are Leading Efforts to Help Others

Teen working on the PoverTEES Project

“It makes me feel happy that other kids are getting books to read from us,” shared Adam Timmons.  Adam and his classmates recently completed a school project to provide books to kids who have limited access to reading materials. Students in his class picked out some of their favourite books and wrapped them to be…

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