A chain of supermarkets found in western canada. I think IGA stands for Island Grocers Association, but in elementary school we always liked to imagine it meant International Garbage Association. Their prices are lower than Safeway, but still more expensive that most other grocery stores. Their produce is pretty good and they have nifty produce information booklets with cooking suggestions. The rest of their selection is perhaps not as broad as it could be, but they often surprise me with unusual items in stock, like tofulati and the brand of salad dressing I like which is impossible to buy anywhere. IGAs are all locally owned, they say. They don't have in-store pharmacies, and in some bizarre draconian policy, it's damned hard to find an IGA that sells condoms, though they all seem to have 8 different brands of shoe dye. Sigh.