Extended Sunday Shopping Hours in Effect August 1

By Sarah Klein

Extended Sunday shopping hours will go into effect August 1 in Manitoba, giving consumers an extra three hours to shop on the last day of the week.

Stores will be allowed to open at 9 a.m. as opposed to noon and remain open until 6 p.m. Changes to the legislation also allow the hours to apply to Louis Riel Day, Victoria Day and Thanksgiving Day.

Municipalities will be able to pass their own by-laws if they wish to expand shopping hours in their communities.

Sunday, August 5 will be the first official day the new rules will be utilized.

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