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Best Home Building Store

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RONA Fort McMurray

8408 Manning Avenue, 780-743-4666

Photo: Dawn Booth

RONA is a haven for local contractors and DIYers in home improvement because it has a large stock of articles and products for any renovation, construction, and home decoration projects. The store at 8408 Manning Avenue is just one of the over 600 multi-format RONA hardware shops found in Canada. As one of the city’s largest home building stores, it also has an on-site lumberyard and greenhouse. 

But beyond the home building aspect, our local store has a small-town charm with friendly incentives that add a little extra in service. For one, residents love that the store owners are pet-lovers and let their dogs come inside with them while they shop. (You’ll see the sign at the front asking customers not to leave your furry friend in the car.) Another customer-friendly gesture is their freshly-popped popcorn found in an old-fashion trolley at the front of the store.


Dawn Booth is a local journalist and business owner of the communication service, Media Booth. Residing in Fort McMurray since 2007, Booth has been actively working in the Wood Buffalo region as a media and marketing expert. From her arrival to the city, until November 2010, she worked as the Special Features Editor at the Fort McMurray Today. In April 2011, she co-launched snapd Wood Buffalo and managed the publication for three years, until June 2014. In March 2014, she created Media Booth and is currently working with a wide-variety of clients in the business and nonprofit sectors throughout Alberta. Her passion for volunteering in the community has given her two civic awards from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. She has also received the title for the Fort McMurray Connect's Top 40 Under 40 and is one of Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta's 2014-2015 Women of Inspiration. A happy wife and loving mother to two young boys and a baby girl, Booth can be found easily at