B.C. Home Hardware store marks centennial

Hipperson Home Hardware in Nelson, B.C., is celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout June. Earlier this month the store hosted a community gathering with cake, special sales, and a barbecue.

Founded by Bill and Becky Hipperson in 1923, Hipperson Hardware joined the Home Hardware banner in 1981. It has passed through five generations and is now operated by dealer-owner Courtney Dooley and her siblings, Brittany Winje and Linden Horswill. Dooley worked in the store as a teenager, facing and dusting shelves.