Inside Logistics

Purolator and Canadian Tire deliver relief to Manitoba and Saskatchewan

More than 50,000 pounds of supplies to communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan for emergency flood relief


July 7, 2014
by MM&D Online Staff

TORONTO, Ontario—Dozens of communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan are dealing with the aftermath of serious floods, prompting Purolator and Canadian Tire to work together to ensure over 50,000 pounds of much-needed emergency pumps and other flood relief supplies are made available to Canadian Tire stores in affected areas.

With the rising demand for flood relief supplies, this delivery will enable the local stores to better support the communities and help in their clean-up efforts. The supplies reached 10 Canadian Tire stores across southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba on July 1 and 2, 2014.

“Our thoughts are with those in Manitoba and Saskatchewan who are forced to repair their homes and communities as a result of the serious floods over the past weekend,” said Mike Boucher, senior vice-president and COO with Purolator. “In typical Canadian fashion, Purolator and Canadian Tire pulled together to support people in our communities.”

“Our Dealers and employees are always willing to help communities in times of need,” said John Salt, senior vice-president, supply chain at Canadian Tire. “We were pleased to be able to work with Purolator to help the communities affected by the floods.”

Flood relief supplies are available at the following Canadian Tire stores in Saskatchewan: Estevan, Regina North Albert, Yorkton, Regina South, Weyburn, Regina East and Moose Jaw. Supplies are also available at the following Manitoba stores: Portage La Prairie, Brandon and Dauphin.