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Waning dollar not expected to deter Canadian shoppers

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Waning dollar not expected to deter Canadian shoppers

KGMI News Reporting
By Alex Gray

Whatcom County probably won’t see a drop in the number of Canadian shoppers this weekend even though the Canadian dollar has fallen below 97-cents.

The head of the Bellingham/Whatcom County Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ken Oplinger says he doesn’t see the dollar dropping below 90-cents until next year.

Oplinger say he is not surprised the Loonie dropped a few cents.

He says the Canadian dollar is more affected by commodities such as gold, silver and oil then the U.S. dollar.