Small town retailer closed due to lack of workers

The importance of small town retail is borne out by the fate of a hardlines retailer in the Prairies. Last Mountain Coop has been closed since August, disrupting residents in the town of Nokomis, Sask. It closed its doors because of staff shortages, but it’s the town’s only gas station and farm and ag centre and locals are feeling the pinch. The store, a member of Federated Co-operatives, has been actively trying to hire new team members and hopes to open in the near future.