Ignored too long

Frustrations over treatment at hands of local business.

Dear editor,

I just wanted to let you know that one of the reasons I really don’t like to shop in some local stores is because of the way they treat us. I thought it would have changed by now (I wrote a few years ago about being accused of shoplifting in Port McNeill when I probably made more money than the store clerk at that time) but it really hasn’t.

My son went to Supreme Convenience and was ignored then overlooked as he waited in line to buy something. A few weeks ago, one of my cousins went in that same store with her nephew — who wasn’t feeling well, he was just getting over a cold — and he happened to clear his throat. The store clerk instantly got mad at him and said he was disrespecting her and he tried to tell her that he was only clearing his throat; he is only 8 years old. After she got mad at him she refused to help him.

I don’t think anything will change but I thought people should know why we hesitate to shop in the local stores.

Thank you,

Andrea Walkus-Andrew

Port Hardy

Just Posted

Port Hardy RCMP cleared in arrest that left man with broken ribs, punctured lung: watchdog

The IIO noted the matter will not be referred to crown counsel for consideration of charges.

News from Port McNeill’s July 15 council meeting

Next council meeting will be held Aug. 19 at 7:00 p.m. and the public is welcome to attend.

Bradshaw’s Photo Highlight: Devil’s Bath is the largest cenote in Canada

“This trail is rough and should be executed with caution”

OPINION: MP Rachel Blaney takes aim at coastal fisheries restrictions

“We all share in the responsibility of taking care of our salmon habitats and populations”

Northern Vancouver Island regional science fair winners – 2019

Daniel Kornylo won one of the 12 provincial science fair awards.

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Vancouver Island teens missing after vehicle found ablaze near Dease Lake, BC

RCMP say a body discovered nearby not one of the missing teens

A year later, ceremony commemorates victims of the Danforth shooting

It’s the one-year anniversary of when a man opened fire along the bustling street before shooting and killing himself

Japanese Canadians call on B.C. to go beyond mere apology for historic racism

The federal government apologized in 1988 for its racism against ‘enemy aliens’

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Two dead in two-vehicle crash between Revelstoke and Golden

RCMP are investigating the cause of the crash

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Alberta judge denies B.C.’s bid to block ‘Turn Off the Taps’ bill

He said the proper venue for the disagreement is Federal Court

Most Read