Canadians are travelling less over to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino and Massena for shopping due to the low value of the Canadian dollar.
As one person stated to this writer; “I wanted to go to the casino for New Years, but you’re $80 down just on the exchange before you walk through the door.
With bridge crossing fees raised this year, and the strong Yankee dollar Cornwallites are feeling the pinch.
Some have shared that they visit less and shop less as the just can’t see value with a near 40% exchange rate. They also cited the inconvenience of having to exchange money before leaving as most US businesses either gouge or don’t give fair exchange.
Some cited that even locally they are focusing more on home or family events as there is very little to do or offers of poor value. Someone cited a local venue offering dinner for $80 per person and shrugged, saying for that much money they’d rather go to Ottawa or Montreal.
Quite a few said it would be dinner and Netflix!
The one place that will be busy in Cornwall tonight is the local Bingo Hall where they are expecting a full house as they are giving out larger prizes and led by Community Living, turning the evening into an event.
Spaghetti supper is being served as well.
What are you doing for New Year’s Eve 2016 Cornwall? You can post your comment below.