Try local shops

Why not buy gift certificates for local businesses this christmas?

Dear editor:

I don’t think it is a secret that business in the North Island could be better.

What about purchasing gift certificates for goods and services provided by our North Island businesses?

Certificates for gifts for the handyman from local lumber yards. Gifts for homemakers from local appliance and hardware stores.

Certificates for services such as automobile maintenance and repairs, hair styling, even groceries. It would provide useful gifts and support our local businesses.

Brian Thurber

Port Hardy