#SupportLocal and invest in your community

Ready to indulge in some retail therapy after months of lockdown closures? With the province easing pandemic restrictions, local businesses are starting to reopen under the new normal. Take a break from the big chain stores to support your local shops and visit your favourite neighbourhood haunts.

Local businesses are the backbone of life in any community. Nothing deepens that sense of being part of a neighbourhood like your local barista greeting you with a familiar smile in the morning or when you walk into your favourite restaurant or cafe in the neighbourhood and the staff knows you. Big chain stores may offer a wide selection of brands, but they lack the personalized service and charm of local stores who take the time to get to know their customers.

Neighbourhoods in New Westminster and Burnaby are packed with local businesses that define the charm of each community. Whether you’re looking for delicious food, health-care services or charming shops catering to your retail needs, there’s a local business for every need right within your reach.

As life begins to resume, it's time to support our local businesses that make our neighbourhoods home. If you’re wondering what businesses in the New West and Burnaby areas you can support, we’ve got you covered with our #SupportLocal list featuring a range of locally-owned businesses.

Take a walk around the neighbourhood and indulge in some much-needed retail therapy; while you’re at it, drop by your favourite neighbourhood eatery to enjoy some dine-in or grab some takeout. It's time to #SupportLocal and invest in your community!

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