Businesses closing a sign of times?

Business development in Agassiz seems to be going backwards

I read with dismay about the pending closure of Field’s store not only because of the loss of a budget-priced outlet, but because of the loss of one more business in our community. In the recent months we have had two bakeries closing to add to the hole created by the closure of Black Sea Organics a year or so ago. There may be loss of other businesses of which I am not aware, however the bottom line is that these are significant losses to our “vibrant business community.”

I strongly encourage council to vigorously address this issue by investigating the reasons behind these closures and explore methods to encourage new businesses to locate and thrive in our town.

Kiyo Matsuno