In May of 2016, Fraser Lake was notified its only grocery store (Super Value) would be closing in June of 2016. This meant that all residents would have to travel a minimum of 60km to get any type of grocery item.
Hearing this announcement in May, Bobby and Lori could not fathom the idea of people traveling that far or in poor winter conditions for milk, eggs, and other daily essentials. They acted quickly by transforming a vacant space in Fraser Lake to a much needed fully stocked corner store and more.
The Fraser Lake Corner Store opened in July of 2016, and has become the go to shop for the communities daily grocery needs. On top of the daily needs Lori has brought in meat, fresh produce, supported local growers, as well as many other items. This simple corner store has thrived in the community and transformed into the community market. Without Bobby and Lori’s vision, and quick acting, many residents would have been deprived of their daily grocery needs.