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By Angie Quaale – Langley Times


It’s so easy to underestimate the impact of cross-border shopping, especially when you are just looking at it in terms of a single product. I hear all the time, that people just cross to buy gas and while they are there just stop & pick up some milk, a dozen eggs, cheese, bread, and meat — groceries. It’s no big deal, it’s just a few groceries.

Well, as it turns out, it kind of is a big deal. In 2012, more than two million cartons of U.S. eggs were brought into B.C., according to the B.C. Egg Marketing Board. That is about $3 million worth of eggs. Do you know what our schools, our health care system; our transportation infrastructure could do with $3 million? I know in the grand scheme of things, it’s just $3 million, but that is just on the sale of eggs, one single thing. Imagine what those numbers look like when you talk about the sale of dairy products as a whole. It’s staggering…

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