Canac to open Shawinigan outlet

LONGUEUIL, Que. — Canac has acquired its 28th location on a portion of the site of the former Rio Tinto Alcan factory in Shawinigan, Radio-Canada reports. Groupe Laberge, which owns the banner, revealed the details of the planned opening, which amounts to an $8 million investment including $6 million for construction. The city of Shawinigan purchased the site from aluminum giant Rio Tinto Alcan in 2016 for the nominal sum of $1 with the goal of attracting new businesses. The store is due to open in November with some 90 employees.