Pinantan store re-opens

Pinantan store is open for business.

Pinantan store is open for business.

PINANTAN — Residents will officially get their general store back Sunday, June 7.

The rebuilt Pinantan General Store has been open for a couple of weeks but the official opening will be this Sunday. A BBQ will be held from noon to 4 p.m. as a fundraiser for Sam Donovan, who is in B.C. Children’s Hospital.

The store burned down in April last year, leaving residents without a store or post office, and bringing renewed interest in establishing a fire-protection service. Residents are currently in the midst of a petition process to decide whether or not to borrow the necessary money for capital costs and to operate the service via taxation.

Cory George, co-owner of the store, also chairs the Pinantan East Paul Lake Fire Department Association. A community meeting will be held Wednesday night, June 3 at 7 p.m. the elementary school to discuss the petition.

The new store features plenty of parking, a bright, spacious interior and a deck.

Interior of new Pinantan store.

Interior of new Pinantan store.

 

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