On this #ThankYouThursday, Sunrise Corner would like to extend our appreciation to the essential retailers that have really gone above and beyond in recent months. The pandemic has clearly shown how important small-town grocery and drug stores are to the fabric of our community. Both residents and tourists are reminded to support local as often as possible. Not only do they provide the products we all need, these are our neighbours who donate to local fundraisers, volunteer their time at community events, and step up when we really need them.
DISCLAIMER: During this pandemic, Sunrise Corner supports the operating protocols and capacity restrictions authorized by the Manitoba government. We cannot, however, guarantee the compliance of any of the businesses featured in the content below. Please contact the retailers directly for specific policies. As you and your family travel within Manitoba this summer, please be respectful of all recommended health guidelines including physical distancing, proper hand hygiene and most important, stay home if you’re not feeling well. #COVIDCarefulMB
Dueck Drug Store
As the only pharmacy in the region, Dueck Drug Store is proud to have two generations of pharmacists professionally serving residents in RMs of Stuartburn and Piney. It is located on Railway Avenue in Vita for in-person service but also delivers all in-stock products and prescriptions to the East Borderland Primary Health Centre in Sprague – just give them a call to place your order by Thursday for Friday morning delivery. In addition to a full-service pharmacy and over-the-counter medications, you will find personal care items, a selection of office supplies, toys and gifts, and a lottery centre. Call the friendly team at Dueck’s for more information at 204-425-3473.
Vintage Corner Store
The Vintage Corner Store is located in the beautiful town of Woodridge, surrounded by Sandilands Provincial Forest. No matter if you are camping, fishing, boating, hunting or just driving through, the Vintage Corner Store has everything you’ll need. From groceries, liquor, hardware, and fuel to hunting and fishing supplies – they’re your one-stop local shop. If you have some time, take a break, sit down and enjoy a steaming cup of coffee and snack upstairs where you can also check out their giftware, home décor, and clothing offerings. For more information call 204-429-2202 or visit their Facebook page.
Carl & Kay’s Fine Foods
As a second-generation grocer in Sprague, Carl & Kay’s Fine Foods carry a wide selection of groceries, fresh fruits and vegetables, liquor and beer, firewood and propane. And if they don’t have what you want, just ask, and they’ll do their best to get it in. Their grocery pre-order service has been very popular – simply email your grocery order by Sunday and they’ll have everything ready for you to pick up on Thursday. Home delivery options may also be available. For more information call 204-437-2353 or visit their Facebook page.
The Fresh Factory is a friendly, small-town grocery store located in Vita that carries pretty much all the products you’d expect from a larger grocery store. Come in and enjoy tasty baked goods from St. Pierre Bakery, Manitoba-made Bothwell Cheese, and fresh meat from the deli along with all your grocery and household necessities. For more information call 204-425-7761.
Clearview Co-op in an integral part of our Sunrise Corner communities with locations in both Vita and South Junction. These are not just a fuel and propane stop with a convenience store, they also offer the peace-of-mind of a 24-hour cardlock for member cardholders. Ran out of milk, bread, margarine or other basic groceries? Co-op’s got you covered. Vita has the added bonus of a handy laundromat and car wash. South Junction’s Diner offers delicious home-cooked meals (currently only takeout) as well as motel rooms. Call 204-425-3997 in Vita or 204-437-2643 in South Junction or visit the Clearview Co-op Facebook page for more information.