Shopping locally makes common sense

Our town recently completed a survey about what Sylvan Lake residents would like to see downtown

Dear Editor,

Our town recently completed a survey about what Sylvan Lake residents would like to see downtown or what products or services they want in town.

It must be discouraging to those business owners who see many delivery vehicles from Red Deer dropping off customer purchases.

We have a mattress store, two furniture stores, two lumber suppliers, six liquor stores, automotive and tire shops, yet every day I notice Red Deer companies’ trucks and vans providing these same services that our Sylvan stores provide.

So what gives Sylvan Lake residents? The message is SHOP LOCAL.

Keep our citizens employed and local companies paying taxes.

It makes common sense!

Rene Jaspar,

Sylvan Lake


Just Posted

Sylvan Lake RCMP search for two missing women

Serenity Rosewell and Jazmine Sleva were reported missing by their families

Accused Jason Klaus testifies in triple-homicide trial in Red Deer

Klaus charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of arson

Christmas Bureau receives large cheque

Big Bear Energy donates to their community

The Giving Tree is back

Friends of Bethany encourage community to give the gift of time and gifts for Christmas

Preparation for holiday pageant is underway

H.J. Cody needs support for drama performance

BC RCMP hunt for white SUV that rammed cruiser

Kamloops RCMP are looking for a white SUV headed north on the Yellowhead Highway

Tourism numbers continue to climb in B.C.

The biggest rise in international travellers to British Columbia are those coming from Australia

Canadian screen stars want ‘action’ from industry meeting on sexual misconduct

‘Of course there’s been sexual harassment here. Absolutely. No question.’

Opioid prescriptions up across Canada: report

The report shows the number of opioid prescriptions rose by almost seven per cent, while daily doses on average dropped

Russian meddling has implications for Canada

Kosovo president Hashim Thaci warns that Russian meddling has implications for Canada

Health Canada hints at government’s plans for legal pot

Health warnings, plain covers for pot packs under proposed regulations

Washington governor tells BC don’t be ‘daunted’ by Trump

“I want to assure this assembly that no matter who is in the White House, it won’t affect Washington state’s relationship with Canada or British Columbia.”

Feds plan to spend billions on housing strategy

However much of the $15.9 billion will not be spent until after the next election in 2019

Most Read