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What’s behind rising food costs in Canada’s North? Questions emerge over how retailer sets prices – CBC

Feb 23, 2024

North West Company says it tries to protect consumers from high costs

When spending more than $100 yields only a little bag of groceries, Nora Jean Omand is trying her best to do more with less.

This week, the resident of Norway House in northern Manitoba is hoping a package of stewing beef will be enough to feed 10 people in her extended family.

“I’m an old age pensioner and that’s what I have to survive on and at times that’s all I have to feed them with, but I’ve learned to budget,” the 66-year-old member of Norway House Cree Nation said.

Omand will often drive more than four hours to Flin Flon or Winnipeg to save money on groceries, she said.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/rising-food-prices-canada-north-1.7122481

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