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It's Buy Local Week

It’s Buy Local Week in BC.

The province is promoting a call for consumers to shift some of their retail spend during the busy holiday season to local as a way of supporting jobs and boosting communities.

And Nelson Chamber Executive Director Tom Thomson says businesses are doing their part too.

Some local businesses got in on the US styled Black Friday craze last week which may not appeal to everyone.

But Thomson says anything they can do to compete with the US Thanksgiving retail push and stop the leakage to the south is positive.

He says initiatives like their Customer Appreciation Day which involved 55 participating merchants was a big success downtown on Saturday.

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