updated 01:00 pm EDT, Tue May 1, 2012
Apple not singled out in Houston gunfire
Apple is planning to build a new Canadian store in the city of Regina, Saskatchewan, ifoAppleStore reports. The outlet will be based in the Cornwall Centre shopping mall, and fill a substantial hole in Apple's Canadian coverage. While Regina is a comparatively small city, the store will fill in a 700-mile gap. To the west and east the closest stores are in entirely different provinces, which has so far left Saskatchewanians no choice but to shop online or at resellers.
When the new store might open is uncertain. City planning documents are said to confirm the store's existence, but even the location within the mall isn't specified. Based on regular construction schedules, the outlet could be ready by November.
In the US, meanwhile, Apple's Highland Village store in Houston, Texas was hit by gunfire early Monday morning. Apple was not singled out; several businesses in the area had their windows shot out between 4:40 and 5:40AM, ranging from gas stations to a luxury furniture store. No one was injured, although shots may have come close to hitting a worker and a customer at a Valero gas station. Highland Village is one of Apple's newest stores, having launched in March at the same time as the new iPad.