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Store Feature: Fort Saskatchewan

Located along the North Saskatchewan River, in a city called Fort Saskatchewan, you will find a Spiritleaf store owned and operated by a local entrepreneur. Spiritleaf has created a modern retail model that offers legitimacy, reputability, professionalism and a feeling of confidence.

The fort was originally established in 1875, by the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP). Then in 1905, the Canadian Northern Railway established the transcontinental rail line, bringing new opportunities for the area. Fort Saskatchewan wasn’t declared a city until 1985. The city features Fort Heritage Precinct which is among some of the most historic places in Alberta to see and comes complete with a historical village.

With a current population that is approaching 30 thousand, its economy mostly relies on commercial, heavy industry and some retail. Oddly enough, many influential people came from this area including several NHL hockey players, an astronaut and even a famous actress. This city offers an extensive system of paved trails and provides access to several natural areas and national parks.

Find out about the store owner’s background in the trades and about what attracted him to the Cannabis industry. Read this brief interview below to learn about Jason:

  1. Who are you and what is your background?

I’m Jason Faichney and I have worked 25 years as an inter-provincial Red Seal Journeyman TIG Welder. Specializing in Inconel, stainless steel, 5 & 9 chrome, super duplex and many other exotic alloys and metal applications. In the last 15 years, I have worked on almost every major project in Alberta. Holding positions ranging from welder to foreman to general foreman and superintendent. I have worked at 300 feet in the air, in weather of -45c to +45c. I specialized in vessel, tower and hydrogen reactor repairs and construction.  Boilermaking is not for the faint of heart. As we are often in confined spaces or working at extreme heights with only a 6″ beam to stand on. We also work in pulp mills in the oil and gas sector, fertilizer plants, electric power plants and nuclear reactors.

  1. Where is your store located?

This store is just a short drive northeast of Edmonton. The address is 103, 10010 86 Ave Fort Saskatchewan Alberta.

Call the store, 587-285-4444 or email them directly at fortsaskatchewan@spiritleaf.ca.

  1. Why did you choose to open a Cannabis retail store-front?

It’s cannabis, who doesn’t love cannabis? lol. It was an opportunity to be a business owner in a new industry that has nothing but room to grow, spreading it’s seed and pollinating the world with its cannabis vibes.

  1. What attracted you to Spiritleaf?

The fact that it was an Alberta company and a franchise business that offered an opportunity to the ‘little guy’. It was the vision of what a cannabis retail location could be that attracted me. With an atmosphere which is friendly, welcoming and not pretentious. Spiritleaf provides high-end quality, that meets just about every budget level.

  1. Other interesting facts about you that the public should know?

I’m just an average Canadian trying to make it!

Our goal is to be Canada’s most knowledgeable and trusted source of recreational cannabis. Find a Spiritleaf nearest you by clicking here to search the locations page on the website.

References:  LinkedIn, WikipediaFort Heritage PrecinctThe City of Fort Saskatchewan.

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