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City of Penticton ruined the location for one of the best medium sized Farmers Markets in B.C.

Location ruined

I would commend the Penticton mayor and council, for working tirelessly to ruin a perfectly good location for one of the best medium sized Farmers’ Markets in B.C.

While the Community Market spreads up Main Street and out the side streets, the original Farmers’ Market is confined to the 100 block of Main Street. These vendors now pay to have the bollards removed, have to pay more for smaller spots, pay more for less room for customers and some pay more to have no access to their vehicles for shelter and over stock. Well done!

This mayor and council are more than willing to take all the credit, for the hard work of the farmers and business’,without ever having the courtesy to consult the vendors about major changes that affect that market. Consultation would have been the smart, decent thing to do.

This event is well known provincially, it brings tourists and money to this city. It’s time to encourage and protect local business not make it harder.

If Penticton city council and their committees keep on their present course of brilliant decisions, they could completely ruin downtown before their tenure is up.

Frank the Baggage Handler is not longer the “butt” of the jokes, he’s laughing.

Lynn Crassweller


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