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Thursday night market will continue, but with vendor fees

The city is looking to cover costs for the Thursday night public markets by charging vendors a $25 fee.

The market, which started during the pandemic, is run by the municipality and costs around $5,000 per year to operate.

Council discussed the market and its costs at the April 30 Committee of the Whole meeting.

City PR manager Callie Matthews says the market was started for free to help out local vendors and artisans during the pandemic. She points out it’s unusual for the municipality to operate the market, usually they are run by a non-profit or chamber of commerce group.

She says other community groups are willing to assist in managing the market.

Council voted in favour of continuing the markets, to charge vendors a $25 fee, and find a new host starting in 2025.

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