City council needs to fix downtown grocery store dilemma

I am almost speechless with fury over Dean Soiland's letter about moving the downtown Save-0n store to Pine Centre.

When we first moved to Prince George, there were plenty of grocery stores downtown.  Royal Produce had several branches, the biggest one being on 3rd Avenue next to the Northern Hardware. Safeway once had a branch on 5th Ave opposite St Michael's church.  There was Woodwards, of course, a wonderful department store which was the main shop when Parkwood mall was first built.  

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Then, as now, there was a large population living in downtown Prince George. Many of these people do not drive or they prefer to walk to get their groceries. I really wonder how all these people are going to manage with no groceries easily available to them.  

One hopes city council will become directly involved in this dilemma. 

As for Dean Soiland, perhaps they will get over their paralyzing terror of running into people less fortunate than them. Maybe they will even develop the habit of carrying loose change to hand out when asked. 

Carolyn McGhee

Prince George

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