Economic hardship apparent at Pages

Hope bookstore struggles to stay open due to lack of volunteers

Re: Book store needs volunteers (Oct. 19).

I was shocked and saddened on Friday when I walked into Pages and asked where the manager, Naydeen, was. Evidently, due to inadequate funding/volunteers she was let go.

Hope is suffering badly economically and this lady was a shining beacon full of financial and organizational ability par excellence. She will be sorely missed.

I urge Hope residents, like the customer who told me how devastated she was and how many won’t come anymore to Pages, to email Maureen Kehler at Maureen@freereinassociates.ca to ask that the board reconsider this disasterous decision.

Once again, the most vulnerable of our town will suffer, as there were many whose only good cheer came from Naydeen.

Ruth Renwick