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BC Buy Local Week is coming to Creston

Creston is participating in the BC Buy Local Campaign.

The province wide campaign encourages communities to put money back into local business.

The Creston Valley-Kootenay Lake Economic Action Partnership is encouraging community members to participate with Santa Bucks.

Economic Action Partnership Manager Heidi Germann says Santa Bucks will be handed out at this weekends winter festival.

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She says this will also help to make Creston more visible.

Businesses that are participating in the campaign will have pink BC Buy Local Stickers in their windows this week.

The goal of the campaign is to try to shift one percent of spending to a local business, locally grown or locally made products.

This is the first year that Creston is participating.

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