Sarina Beran’s remedy works

Sparwood pharmacist Sarina Beran is both giving and receiving

Sarina Beran, owner of Remedy's Rx in Sparwood, B.C., balances her work with her enjoyment of outdoor activity

Sarina Beran, owner of Remedy's Rx in Sparwood, B.C., balances her work with her enjoyment of outdoor activity. — Photo courtesy Sarina Beran

The small town of Sparwood, B.C., offers pharmacist Sarina Beran the work/life balance she wants. Beran owns and operates Remedy’s Rx in Sparwood, and that satisfies her wish to support the people in her community to have better health through nutrition and lifestyle. Easy access to the outdoor recreation she loves, and time to enjoy it, balance the scales.

What is it about your work that has you excited to get out of bed in the morning?

Being able to help people and make a difference in their lives.

Where do you like to spend your downtime in the Kootenays?

Hiking to the top of a mountain in the summer or skiing down one in the winter.

What has motivated you throughout your entrepreneurial journey?

The freedom of making independent decisions and being my own boss. If I want to try out a new idea in my pharmacy, I can just go ahead and do it.

What makes the Kootenays attractive to an entrepreneur?  

It seems like everyone that works here also enjoys living here, which makes for a happier clientele.  Small towns offer significant opportunities where bigger box stores haven't taken over yet. The community supports small businesses that actively participate in the community where they operate.

What trends have you observed in your community that might impact the local economy in the next five years?

It seems like the small towns in this area are growing, which means that people enjoy all the activities available and the work/life balance.  

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Marie Milner

Marie Milner is a writer and photographer for Kootenay Business magazine and several other publications. She appreciates the inspiration that she gets during her interviews and hopes to share that inspiration with you. View all of Marie Milner’s articles

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