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Theofficial inauguration of the newly expanded and renovated Les Marchés Tradition d’Ayer’s Cliff took place last Saturday with many local residents and shoppers in attendance. Owner Guy Patry, his wife Danielle and their children took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony along with Ayer’s Cliff mayor Alec van Zuiden and Orford MNA Pierre Reid. The $1.5 million expansion added 3,800 square feet to the grocery store which opened in 2003, bringing it to 12,000 square feet.
According to Mr. Patry, the new store will have a greater variety of products, more health products and more locally transformed foods.
The new store is not only bigger, but ‘greener’ too, and we’re not talking about the broccoli. The store now has a new refrigeration system that uses CO2 in place of a synthetic coolant, R507-A, which has the potential of contributing to global warming at a rate of 3,300 greater than that of CO2.
and listen attentively to Orford MNA opening of their newly expanded and renovated store. The loss of coolant into the atmosphere is much lower with CO2. With the new system, the large grocery store will no longer by emitting 221.8 tons of greenhouse gas annually. This reduction is equal to taking sixty-five cars off the road and will help the province to attain its greenhouse gas emission reduction goals.
The new refrigeration system will also recuperate most of the heat generated from its system and redistribute it where necessary in the store. This heat will also be used to heat water. Re-using this heat source will save more than 279,800 kWh, the equivalent annual consumption of electricity of ten houses. A grant in the amount
during the official of $55,500 from the provincial government’s Fonds vert initiative was awarded to Sobeys Quebec Inc. for those environmental improvements.
Other environmental improvements to the building include electronic faucets, the use of low VOC paints and sealants, the installation of composting equipment and more.