amac-definitely progress. Old Fashioned Foods and Nature's Best has vegan options as well. Yeah, I get a bit envious of those that live in large centres, but then, I'm not, because it takes 20 minutes at the most to make it across the city, as opposed to several hours. Do you think I could open a vegan ice cream/bake shop in the city? Or something similar? The thing is though, we have a ton of bakeries!
Aimee-Langenburg is right by Esterhazy!! I was just in Stockholm for Christmas! Are you doing the vegan thing out there? That'd be tricky, but then I guess you just make sure your pantry is well-stocked with non-dairy butter and non-dairy milk. Everything else is fairly accessible-grains, legumes, fresh produce, etc.
Alyx, I know Esterhazy, I have family there! I see from your profile that we are about the same age. Did you go to the U of R? I was also in the department of visual arts (art history) I graduated in 2004.
I don't find it too difficult to be a vegan here so far (it's only been a few weeks) . . . we do the majority of our grocery shopping in Yorkton, and believe it or not the local grocery store carries non-dairy milk, cheese and ice cream.