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