Pictured above: The Northern Store in Buffalo Narrows, SK
Our Community Promise:
The North West Company Inc. is proud of the active role we play within the communities we serve, striving to make a positive, progressive difference. Our contributions within the community of Buffalo Narrows, SK, are a testament to our commitment.
Buffalo Narrows is located in Northwest Saskatchewan, 425 kilometers northwest of Prince Albert, between Peter Pond Lake and Churchill Lake. The northern village has a largely Métis population of about 1,110, as per 2016 Census Canada data, consisting of people with Cree, Dene and European origins.
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North West is proud of the impact we have on the community.
1. Employment: We are one of the most prominent employers in Buffalo Narrows, with our Northern store employing 27 individuals. Our commitment to local talent is demonstrated through our workforce consisting of 74% Indigenous employees.*
2. Capital Investment: Northern has made a $2,277,219 capital investment in the Buffalo Narrows store over a 10-year period.*
3. Annual Economic Impact: Northern is making a positive impact in Buffalo Narrows, with $1,180,316 annual economic impact in the community.*
The community’s Northern Store Manager, Calvin Daigneault, and his team are strong community supporters and team players – especially during the ongoing pandemic.
Pictured above: Northern Store staff wear red in honour and support of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) campaign. Right: The store donated health and safety supplies for local residents.
“We had a lot of support from the Metis’ Local #62 Board and the local Friendship Centre here in town to provide masks and hand sanitizer. We're also working with community leadership to make masks mandatory and enforce safety precautions. Store delivery and curbside pickup are also offered due to Covid-19,” said Daigneault.
*For the year ending 2019