Namerind Housing Corporation Opens Public Pharmacy

    Profits to Benefit Affordable Housing in Regina

    REGINA, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - Today marked the public opening of the Winnipeg
Street Pharmacy, the latest project of Namerind Housing Corp., provider of
affordable housing to the aboriginal community in Regina.
    "This project marks the beginning of our next phase in achieving a fully
self-sustaining model," said Robert Byers, CEO of Namerind. "All profits
generated at the Winnipeg Street Pharmacy will flow directly back to Namerind
and will be reinvested in affordable housing in Regina."
    The new pharmacy, which flies the PharmaChoice banner is located at 1106A
Winnipeg Street in Regina and is situated next to The Regina Community Clinic.
    "I applaud Namerind's independent spirit and am pleased to support them
as they work toward their eventual goal of becoming a completely
self-sustaining entity," said John Hopkins, CEO Regina & District Chamber of
Commerce. "Their work in providing affordable, quality housing to this
community is having a very positive impact."
    The pharmacy represents a branching out for Namerind, whose recent
projects include the purchase of commercial retail space to house their team
of independent trades people and contractors, and an Aboriginal Patient's
Lodge, which provides accommodation for those in Regina for medical
treatments, along with their families and caregivers.
    The Winnipeg Street Pharmacy will be managed by pharmacist Bev Brooks and
will be open from 8:30 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 5:30 Monday through Friday.

    About Namerind Housing Corporation

    Namerind Housing Corporation was conceived in order to provide safe,
affordable housing to Regina's aboriginal community, while creating
opportunities for economic and community development. Established in 1977,
Namerind currently owns 285 homes, an Aboriginal Patient's Lodge, a warehouse
used to provide work space to trades people and contractors, and a retail mall
which houses the newly opened Winnipeg Street Pharmacy. Recently, Namerind has
begun to facilitate the sale of some rental properties to their tenants,
affording the opportunity of home ownership where it may be otherwise
impossible. For more information, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Robert Byers, Phone: (306) 525-0147, Email:

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