Support local business

Reader appalled to see Wal-Mart ad on the front page of the Peninsula News Review not once but twice in a week

Re: June 7, 2013 Letter, Seek us out for innovative revenue strategies.

I am writing to support the businesses in Sidney who in their letter asked the question “When is a local newspaper no longer truly a local paper?” and the answer is “When the front page is sold out to Wal-Mart.”

I was appalled to see the Wal-Mart ad on the front page of the Peninsula News Review not once but twice in a week.

I am a strong supporter of local businesses and to quote from the letter “the Wal-Mart ad is inexcusable and an insult to the small businesses that line our streets.”

I am known to announce to family and friends that I will not step inside a Wal-Mart store and how shopping locally and supporting all the great businesses is the way to keep a vibrant community.

Please consider rethinking your advertising policy and work together with the local businesses to find other ways to increase revenue.

Jan Carroll

Saanichton