Stores open late, come out and shop!

Barriere be hosting an exciting Late Night Shopping event in the core of the community from 5 to 8 p.m. This is a special event to provide area residents with the convenience of shopping close to home after normal business hours. Late Night Shopping provides a seasonal holiday flavoured event that the whole family can enjoy, and for many, just minutes from home. This is also a good time to turn the kids loose so they can make their own special purchases to put under the tree. Late Night Shopping not only provides convenience for the shoppers but it also encourages shopping local which helps to keep our community economically vibrant. Local businesses staying open to 8 p.m. will include: Barriere IDA Pharmacy, Munro’s Clothing Company, Napa Auto Parts, the Gift ‘N’ Gab Trading Post, Armour Mountain Office Services, Timber Mart, AG Foods, and Sweetnam’s Little Bit Of Everything Variety Store. This year, the Barriere and Area Chamber of Commerce will have five local home based businesses also taking part in the late night shopping event. These businesses will be set up in the Barriere Chamber’s meeting room and will include: Lindell Smith from Young Living, Vicki Maddocks with Tupperware, Jayne D’Entremont / The Canny Crofter with homemade soaps, Lora with tasty treats from Barriere Lakes Bakes, and Alora Harper with EMULIN products, EMULIN is the worlds first patented, 100 per cent all natural carbohydrate manager. There will be snacks onsite and plenty of socializing. The Royal Canadian Legion will also be taking part in the Late Night Shopping event by offering up a ‘drink special’ for those who have finished their shopping, or maybe those spouses who need somewhere to wait and socialize while their partners “shop ‘til they drop”. Interior Savings will be also be participating in this Dec. 7 event, although they are unable to stay open late, they will be starting the business day by serving hot chocolate and treats in the branch during the day. The staff of Interior Savings have also offered to once again provide gift wrapping services by donation, with all proceeds going to support the North Thompson Volunteer and Information Centre. They can accept gifts for wrapping at any time during the Branch’s regular hours from now until Dec. 22.