WRLA launches “shop local” campaign

WINNIPEG — The Western Retail Lumber Association (WRLA) has launched a “shop local” campaign on social media and within its member stores. The public awareness campaign urges people to “build up” their local community by shopping at their local building supply store. “Local businesses are the foundation of our community,” WRLA President Liz Kovach said in a release. “When we shop local, we are not just giving money to a giant corporation, but we are helping people in our community. And these local businesses in turn give back to their neighbourhoods through sponsorships, fundraisers and volunteering.”