Overnight stays at Walmart?

  • Jul. 4, 2012 3:28 p.m.

I don’t know if I have my information correct or not, but I have a matter that has been of concern to me for quite some time now. I sold real estate in Red Deer and area for 15 years, and I am extremely proud of our beautiful City.

In years past, some favorite times for me and my husband have been getting in the convertible after work, going for a drive and visiting with the people who camp overnight at Walmart.

When we are traveling from destination to destination, and not just having a leisurely holiday, we find it very convenient to stop for a few hours sleep at a Walmart store.

It’s great because you can shop or eat for convenience rather than driving through a town or city to do so, or paying $40 for a camp spot for a few hours.

We have not yet come across a Walmart that would not allow an overnight stay.

We have also noticed that it doesn’t appear that travelers are stopping at Walmart locations in Red Deer. In asking around, I was told that the City will not allow it. I certainly hope that is not the case, because being proud of our beautiful city I would want people to stop in, mingle, and say ‘Wow that Red Deer is a nice friendly place to visit’. Please tell me it isn’t true that the City won’t allow it.

I would be ashamed if that is the case.

Sheila Handley

Red Deer

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