KAMSACK — Of the seven new owners of the Family Pharmacy in Kamsack, two had established the business, one is the daughter of a long-time Kamsack pharmacist, one is the son of a resident and one has been managing the store for about four years.
Neighbourly Pharmacy, a company headquartered in Ontario, sold the Family Pharmacy in Kamsack to the group of seven, effective last week.
The business was established by Aaron and Hillary Walter in 2012. Both pharmacists, the couple owned and operated it until 2016 when it was sold to Rubicon Pharmacies, which operated it until this summer when it had to divest the store due to a competition bureau directive.
The new owners include the Walters who had purchased the Medi Centre Pharmacy in Prince Albert in 2019 and currently operate it. The couple lives in Prince Albert with their three children.
Tracey Verabioff, daughter of long-time Kamsack pharmacist Bill Verabioff and who has been working at the pharmacy off and on since the Walters owned it is another owner. She continues to work at the store.
Sean Bennett, son of Gail Fedorak of Kamsack, lives in Golden, B.C. with his wife Heather Tollenaar, also a pharmacist. Bennett and Tollenaar are two of the new owners of the outlet.
The sixth and seventh owners are Daniel Karpan and Megan Alberts, who live in Yorkton with their son.
Karpan started doing relief work at the Family Pharmacy in 2018 and has been the manager of the pharmacy since 2019. He is to continue working as the manager.
Karpan and Verabioff will be joined by Aaron Walter when needed. Also employed at the pharmacy are four other persons.