“Greatest little Home Hardware in Canada” makes news—again

We love when a hardware store gets recognized by its local community. These stores are very often integral to the character of the town or neighbourhood they serve. So when our good friend Frances Sologuk, owner of Osoyoos Home Hardware in her town at the bottom of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, sent us a media story about her store, we were thrilled.

The article, in the Kelowna’s local news media site, Castanet.com, called the store “the Greatest little Home Hardware in Canada” and provided details of its double-role as both a hardware store and a “living museum” of artifacts from the area’s roots in mining and forestry.

(Sologuk’s inspiration and passion for her store and her community can be considered a master class in good retail. We had the honour and pleasure of speaking with Frances in an episode of our Hardlines Podcast Series, What’s in Store. Click here to find it on Apple Podcasts or here for Google Podcasts. Believe me, you will learn something new!—your ever inquisitive Editor)