Wowchuk taking up the reins behind the counter at Barriere IDA Pharmacy

Wowchuk says the transition will be made as smooth as possible

Steve Wowchuk is the new head pharmacist at Barriere IDA (Barriere Pharmacy Ltd.) and will be taking over the reins from Bruce Clary on June 30.

Steve Wowchuk is the new head pharmacist at Barriere IDA (Barriere Pharmacy Ltd.) and will be taking over the reins from Bruce Clary on June 30.

As Bruce Clary steps back from the position of head pharmacist at Barriere IDA, Steve Wowchuk will be taking up the reins.

Wowchuk is not a stranger to the pharmacy’s clients, saying he’s been a regular pharmacist behind the counter for the past three or four years.

Wowchuk says the transition will be made as smooth as possible for pharmacy clients; noting there are three full-time staff, two part-time and one or two students.  Bruce Clary will also be back two or three days a week.

Wowchuk currently resides in Kam-loops, and says he loves to play hockey, has a great girlfriend, and also has a dog.

“I encourage people to feel free to talk to me at anytime, I’m always willing to speak with customers about their medications, other health concerns – anything,” said Wowchuk.