The Husky location Nelson, shown here, and another in Trail, have been acquired by the Slocan Valley Co-op. Photo: Tyler Harper

The Husky location Nelson, shown here, and another in Trail, have been acquired by the Slocan Valley Co-op. Photo: Tyler Harper

Slocan Valley Co-op purchases two retail fuel locations

The co-op has purchased Husky stations in Trail and Nelson

The Slocan Valley Co-op has announced the purchase of two Husky retail fuel sites, one in Nelson and the other in Trail.

“We’re so proud to share this announcement today. As a co-op, it has been our vision to increase products, services, and benefits to a growing membership while strengthening communities,” said Chris Sapriken, general manager of the co-op in a release.

“Adding these sites to our fuel network signals our co-op’s commitment to growing and serving in more communities for the long term. We also aim to make future investments to provide our members and communities more diverse services.”

The retail fuel sites were purchased from Federated Co-operatives Limited as part of its agreement to acquire 171 Husky retail fuel sites from Cenovus Energy Inc., which was announced in November 2021. The Slocan Valley Co-op will officially take ownership of these sites on Sept. 13.

These fuel sites will continue to operate under the Husky brand until they are re-branded as Co-op or Tempo brands.

Co-op members will not be able to use their co-op numbers at these new locations while they are branded as Husky.