November 25th, 2020 ~ Vol. 90 No. 47
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The importance of shopping local
Simply Selles by David Selles
 
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
Each year around this time people are gearing up to purchase gifts for their loved ones.

Whether it’s multiple people or a Secret Santa type gift exchange, most people will be buying a gift for at least one person this Christmas season.

This year, many smaller communities like the Crowsnest Pass are struggling due to long closures or lower numbers of shoppers due to Covid-19.

That’s why this year it’s even more important to shop local when buying gifts.

I usually wait until I’m back in Lethbridge to buy my gifts but this year, I decided I wanted to help out some of the local stores in the Crowsnest Pass.
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I was able to find everything I needed right here.

I had no reason to wait for my trip into Lethbridge to go to the mall to buy my gifts.

Lisa said it well in her editorial last week as well.

“We can buy locally. We have the means to support our own community. If we don’t believe in ourselves and promote ourselves, then who will?

I challenge you all to try local first. If you can say you made the effort and it didn’t work, then you did your part to make our community better and stronger.”

Everyone is incredibly friendly as well.
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I went into Spry looking for a gift and within the first few seconds of browsing, someone was there asking what I was looking for and providing information on the items I was looking at.

Our local shops have a great willingness to help shoppers find what they need.

Sometimes that even includes ordering in specific items.

So if possible, even if it includes browsing and looking in multiple stores, let’s all do everything we can to purchase our gifts locally.

We need to support our community as much as we can and this is a great way to begin doing so.
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