Quebec TIMBER MART felled by fire

A fire of unknown origin in Palmarolle, Que., has completely destroyed a hardware store and an adjacent block of apartments. The blaze broke out late Monday afternoon at Quincaillerie Palmarolle TIMBER MART and was subdued a few hours later. There were no injuries. Store owners Cindy Caron and Raphaël D’Amours were presented with the Young Retailer award during the Outstanding Retailer Awards gala at the 2016 Hardlines Conference. D’Amours received an award in the manager category at the following year’s AQMAT Recognition Gala.