BNK Automotive has been supplying Fort St. James with quality auto parts and accessories since 2001. But BNK is much more than an auto parts store. Locals have also come to rely on BNK Automotive for fishing tackle, hardware and work apparel. The shop carries well-known national brands like Chevron, Stihl, Westward, Baffin Boots and many more respected manufacturers. Friendly, knowledgeable sales staff will help you find what you’re looking for and offer expert advice for whatever kind of project you’re working on.
Meet Blaine Dionne
Meet Blaine Dionne
Blaine Dionne has lived most of his life in Fort St. James and considers the town his home. Buying BNK Automotive in 2001 was his way of establishing his place in the community and contributing to the local economy. BNK Automotive, originally named Aro Automotive, has been around since the mid 1980's, and Blaine is proud to be able to carry on the work of the store's founders.
There is a strong sense of community here, according to Blaine, that is attractive to outsiders and helps to bond together the people who live here. "Everyone is friendly," says Blaine, and you can't help but feel as though you belong when you live here. Blaine is deeply involved in various local organizations and community events. He's also an outdoor sports enthusiast who tries to spend as much time as he can outside of work on the ski hill or the back of a snowmobile in the winter time. He also enjoys boating in the summer months.
Blaine believes that Fort St. James is a town that's rife with opportunities when it comes to business and the economy. He's seen encouraging improvements over the last few years, with more new businesses setting up shop. He also sees the ski hill as an amazing asset to Fort St. James. "Everyone who skis it says it is the best hill they've ever been on!"