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The first Costco on a First Nation just opened in Canada

Where is the new Costco near Calgary? Well, the store is located somewhere momentous — for the first time in Canadian history, there's a Costco on a First Nation.

The new store is located at the new Taza Exchange retail development at 12905 Buffalo Run Blvd., just outside of Calgary's city limits, making it part of the Tsuut'ina Nation.

Tsuut'ina Nation Chief Roy Whitney called it an "honour" to be the home of the first Costco on a First Nation.

"We welcome Costco to Tsuut'ina, and look forward to strengthening our relationship with our neighbours and encourage them to celebrate the inception of Taza with us," Whitney said in a release before the Friday opening ceremony.

"Today is a momentous day for both the Nation and for southwest Calgary."

The 150,000-square-foot warehouse will be stocked with an on-site bakery, fresh meat, an optical centre, a hearing aid centre, photo centre, tire centre, large food court and more.

At least 68 of the 88 new jobs created at the store have been filled by First Nation residents, Postmedia reports.

The new store includes signage in both English and the Tsuut'ina language, Sarcee.

Lead photo by

Rick Wilson

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