New on-line challenge aims to get people shopping locally

There's a new challenge circulating on social media that aims to get people of the Chaleur Region to shop local for the holiday season.

Nigadoo entrepreneur Victor Roy came up with the idea and shared it with Bathurst councillor Katherine Lanteigne who set the Chaleur Shop Local Challenge in motion earlier this month.

So far Lanteigne Facebook video has been viewed more than 4,800 times and has resulted in several purchases at local stores.

Lanteigne says the goal is to get people thinking locally and to avoid the instinct to shop on-line.

(with files from the Northern Light)