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THE NEWS, Tuesday, December 6, 2011 •

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Inside you’ll find lots of great Christmas gift giving ideas. Fill out a ballot at participating merchants and Enter to Win! Win!

Cash Prizes 1 x $500 5 x $100 Draw Dec. 22

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Lightspeed Kayaks Smashin’ Glass & Anything Art Co. Quality Foods Buckerfields Country Store Flix N Pix Video Save On Foods Close To You Vintage Sol Tanning Wembley Mall

Sexessories Fine Point Antiques Parksville Boathouse Dolly’s Home Hardware Parksville Pharmasave Longevity Medical Aesthetics & Laser Clinic

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Reasons

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Local shops sell a wide range of great products at affordable prices Many people get out of the habit of shopping locally and are usually surprised by the wide range of products and gifts that are available from local businesses.

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Out of town shops have done a great job convincing us that shopping locally is expensive, but there’s just no evidence to back this up. If you add in travel costs such as gas, parking and time, the overall cost is often much higher.

3.

Shopping local preserves our communities

4.

Shopping local retains our distinctiveness

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5.

Nobody likes losing shops and services in smaller towns & cities – but they don’t equate this to how they spend their money. Local businesses thrive if customers spend locally. So if you want a vibrant city centre where you can socialize & shop – shop locally!

Local businesses help create distinctive shopping experiences and often carry different products. This helps to keep traditional local products alive, thus contributing to a town or city’s special unique qualities.

Shopping local saves the environment Local businesses, which often stock a higher percentage of locally sourced goods and products, often do not require long car or bus rides to get to, helping to reduce our global footprint.


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Dave’s Doors

• Exterior & Interior Doors • Mouldings & Hardware • Windows & Overhead Doors

Undercoat Special Now $199. 95 Reg. $499.95

• European Tilt & Turn Doors & Window • B.C. Door Eclipse Systems available • Commercial Doors & Hardware

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Wishing All Our Customers a Merry Christmas and Prosperous 2012. We look forward to seeing you in our New Showroom.

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Reasons

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2.

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3.

Local shops are for everyone

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Shops in small towns and cities help create local employment and selfemployment. Local jobs foster economic innovation & prosperity. The success of locally owned, independent businesses provides real-life inspiration to our young people.

Local shops are proportionally more generous in their support for local charities, schools and community events. So supporting local shops means a financial return for our community.

Small business owners compete by focusing on customer service and quality goods. Local business employees take the time to get to know their customers, especially important for elderly, vulnerable and young people and for those without transport.

4.

Local shops value you more

5.

Shopping local saves services

People usually receive better customer care and service in local shops. Local businesses survive by their reputation and repeat business – so shopping locally means that you get a higher standard of service.

Private, voluntary and public services cluster around local shops. The loss of the high street often corresponds to a reduction in these services. As shops disappear, so do hairdressers, vets, dentists, etc.


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THE NEWS, Tuesday, December 6, 2011 •

Have a blast & create with glass! Christmas Special!

Make 3 glass ornaments for $39. rfish Make 9 Mini Starfi ornaments for $65.

*Original Artwork *Local Artists *Glasswork *Pottery *Jewelry *Unique Gifts

All regular glass fusing classes 20%off!

Give the gift of creativity to your loved ones this year! Gift certificates available!

250-248-6624 • 180 Craig St. Parksville Mon-Wed:10-5:30 Thurs:10-7 Fri 10-5:30 Sat:10-5 Closed Sunday

Unique & Antique Original Gift Ideas Browse our Antique Furniture, Art Work, China, Glassware, Vintage Clothing and Unique Accessories for the Home and Garden.

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Christmas gift suggestions and ideas, plus a change to win up to $1,000 in cash at participating merchants.