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  • Writer's pictureLorna Hamilton

Lakeside Pharmacy Celebrates Grand Opening With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


From left, Councillor Robert Pulyk, Deputy Mayor Paul Conlon, Pharmacy Assistant Kim Greupner, Co owner Kim Clarke, Mayor Greg Throndson, and Councillor Rob Snow. Photo Lorna Hamilton

Lakeside Pharmacy officially opened its doors to the public on March 23, but it wasn’t until April 26 that the pharmacy celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event was attended by local dignitaries including Mayor Greg Throndson, Deputy Mayor Paul Conlon, and council members who presented a welcome plaque to one of the pharmacy’s owners Kim Clarke.

Located on the south side of the Midtown Medical Clinic building, the pharmacy is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. With its convenient location, customers can easily see their doctor and then stop by the pharmacy without having to go elsewhere. This is especially beneficial for those with mobility issues, families with young children, and seniors who have alternate modes of transportation such as one of the local handi-vans.

Co-owned by Kim Clarke, Tim Hines, and Joel Lapointe, Lakeside Pharmacy provides customers with all the supplies of a regular drugstore, but in smaller quantities. Moreover, if the pharmacy doesn’t have an item in stock, they can order it with next-day delivery in most instances. Lakeside Pharmacy offers free delivery and compliance packaging to Vermilion and surrounding areas.

Clarke, who grew up south of Islay, has been a pharmacist for 13 years.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to own my own pharmacy, so when given the opportunity I was excited for the challenge,” Clarke said.

For the grand opening week, the pharmacy offered a 20% discount on all items in the store, and attendees could enter the draw for a $200 gift card, which will be drawn on Wednesday, May 3.

Additionally, transferring pharmacy files to Lakeside Pharmacy is an effortless process. Customers who wish to switch can simply notify the pharmacy and they will take care of the rest.

Deputy Mayor Paul Conlon expressed his excitement about having the pharmacy in the same building as the clinic, stating that it’s great for seniors in the community, especially for those with limited mobility.

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