As a small independent business owner in Ponoka for 31 years, I felt compelled to reply to Janice McGhie’s comment in her letter stating, “(not that there is any place to shop)”.
I take pride in my Ponoka Bookstore and like to think that I offer a service that makes it convenient for our residents in town and the surrounding area. I have always tried to keep a good selection in my inventory and expanded into giftware a couple years ago. I found the comment to be a blow to all business owners in Ponoka who at times struggle because of the very attitude that Ms. McGhie displayed.
Perhaps Ms. McGhie could purchase her hot dog buns the day before the Stampede parade and throw them in the deep freeze for the night.