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As we weave in and out of COVID-19 measures throughout Canada, this year has proven challenging for local retailers, hotels, cafés and eateries. Now into the height of holiday shopping season, small business owners are hoping to recoup their losses from this spring’s lockdown.

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Another lockdown could prove fatal to your favourite establishments and shops. Show some love and support this holiday season by purchasing local.

Here are a few ways to consider helping your local economy keep afloat:

Ryders Eyewear
[A selection of sunnies from North Vancouver-based Ryders Eyewear]

Shop and Gift Local

Find your local faves and shop for family and friends. Gift cards are a convenient way to spread the love — we’ve noticed a lot of small shops selling them. They’re especially useful if you’re not unsure of someone’s size or tastes.

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Order Takeout (or Delivery)

Many restaurants around the country are offering online ordering for takeout or delivery. Toronto is currently faced with another lockdown so this is their only choice, but in other Canadian cities (including Vancouver), it’s still possible to visit a restaurant.

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We’ve been dining around town as well this fall, but noticed that a lot of restaurants (fortunately) see a steady stream of diners waiting to pick up their orders. Keeping your favourite restaurant busy means a greater chance of their weathering the economic storm.

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Go On a Staycation

Play tourist-in-your-own town and book an overnight at a cozy hotel, enjoy a meal out (or takeout/room service from their onsite restaurant, if available), book a spa session or visit the pool or gym.

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[Westin Grand Vancouver]

Many hotels have kept their wellness facilities open, with reduced capacity and reserved time slots. This means a safer environment for all guests to enjoy a swim, sauna or workout.

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