A large sign posted above the newspaper rack advised customers that the Globe and Mail will no longer be delivered to Salmon Arm. The pleasure that accompanied a steaming cup of coffee and the weekend edition of this national newspaper has been replaced by a request to "enjoy a digital read"!
A regular clientele enters The Matchbox on a daily and weekly basis. The owner carries magazines, books and newspapers from around the world. Customers come in for a chat, a lottery ticket and their choice of newspapers. Now one of Canada's major publishers has turned its back on its customers who choose to live in a non-urban environment.
By the way, that "free digital read" is soon to be replaced by a "pay to read" policy!