Richard drives in silence
After 40 years on the road with the sound of a motor as his almost constant companion, getting used to the quiet of an electric truck has been the biggest adjustment for Loblaw driver Richard MacDonald. “Most of the time, the only thing you can hear is the hum of the tires.”
Kelsey is making waves in Kelowna
An international swimming and skiing champion works at Peter’s Your Independent GrocerTM (YIG) in Kelowna, B.C.—when she’s not in the pool, hitting the gym, or crushing at-home workouts, that is. Over the last 11 years, Kelsey Wyse has won three gold medals in swimming at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, one gold and two silver in Los Angeles, and two silver medals for alpine skiing in Idaho.
Emily helps get students online
Seventeen-year-old Emily McCreery knows the challenge many students faced when schools shut down due to COVID-19 and classes moved online. “It was hard to do schoolwork via Zoom,” says the Regina, SK resident, who is entering grade 12 this fall and works part-time as a cashier at Shoppers Drug Mart®. But Emily realized that for students who don’t have access to reliable technology at home, in particular laptops, it was even harder.
Tadeu and Luca have finally arrived
When Tadeu Granemann finally stepped off the plane and onto Canadian soil at the end of 2020, it was the culmination of more than a year’s worth of planning, dreaming and—he admits—feeling anxious. Tadeu was moving to Canada to begin his new job as a Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Loblaw Digital, more than a year after he had been offered the job.
David makes a small change in a big way
Small things can lead to big changes – just ask David Keefe, Transport Maintenance Supervisor at our Lakeside Distribution Centre (DC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. David and his wife, a teacher at Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Senior Elementary School (BLT for short), were having dinner when she mentioned Tracey Quinn, the school’s vice principal, was going shopping. “Shopping for what?” David asked.
The tale of Bryce, a toddler and a raccoon
Pharmacists save lives – just ask Bryce Barry, a pharmacist at Shoppers Drug Mart® in Park Place Mall in Lethbridge, Alta. In May, a one-year-old boy was in his Lethbridge backyard with his mother when he ate some raccoon feces out of a flowerpot. His parents did some online research and learned raccoon poop often contains a roundworm that can cause neurological disease or death. Drug intervention within 72 hours is critical.