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Hills businesses close during COVID

MP Amos: ‘There is light at the end of the tunnel’


When it comes to adapting to the new normal, some businesses bend and others break.


Businesses have had to bend over backward to comply with provincial health measures, some literally and figuratively. With almost one year into the pandemic, some owners are looking at their books and facing the grim reality of having to shut down.


“I don’t blame people for asking the question, ‘Is it worth it?’ For a lot of people, the answer is, ‘No, it’s not worth it,’ and that’s the sad reality of this amount of closures. I can’t stress how serious that is because a lot of people have personal guarantees on their debt,” Wakefield Mill owner Bob Milling said.


(From left) Vraie Nature Yoga et Mouvement co-owners Lesley Fantin and Pamela Falkner outside of their Chelsea yoga studio, which will close at the end of February. Hunter Cresswell photo