Early winter weather a boon for some businesses

Many P.E.I. businesses are enjoying a financial boost thanks to the early winter weather.

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Some P.E.I. businesses are enjoying a financial boost thanks to the early winter weather.

Jeff Pollock, who owns Great Northern Adventures, a business that offers sleigh and wagon rides just outside Stratford, said the snow is like an early Christmas present.

"The bookings are coming in real good and it's great to see the people getting out and doing stuff," said Pollock.

Business has jumped about 50 per cent over last December, he said.

Pollock said usually he can only offer wagon rides during the holidays.

However, Krista Keough said if that was the case, she wouldn't have come out to Pollock's.

"I think that's just part of the season," said Keough. "We're lucky to get the snow right now for the time of year that it is and I think it puts everybody in the holiday spirit, so I think it was a great time."

At Shaw's towing things are also busy.

"It helps the bank account and everything else. Right now, we're probably up 20-30 per cent of normal," said tow truck operator Randy MacKinnon.

Brookvale Ski Park is another business getting a head start on the season. For the first time in at least 10 years, the park is open before Christmas.

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