RONA affiliate expands to Algonquin reserve

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. ― Lowe’s Canada has announced the grand opening of a new RONA Deslongchamps store, in the Algonquin community of Kitigan Zibi near Maniwaki, Que. The store is dealer-owner Éric Deslongchamps’s first in the Gatineau Valley, joining his locations in Rivière-Rouge and Mont-Laurier in the Upper Laurentians. The Kitigan Zibi store’s renovation and design work, which took 14 weeks to complete, required an investment of $2.1 million; its opening has created about 30 jobs. “Our team is comprised of extremely competent and experienced people who possess a wealth of diversified knowledge that they put to the service of our customers and their projects,” said Manager Kris Odjick. “The community’s welcome has been exceptional; we already know many professional and retail customers by their first names.”