In this story, you will hear CBC journalist Adrienne Lamb and Presenter Rod Kurtz, discuss latest statistics released that show unlike many other parts of Canada, shoppers in Alberta are spending money on retail purchases. Adrienne interviews some shoppers, as well as an expert in retail analysis. Rod and Adrienne also talk about the downside of too much retail spending, when Albertans get into debt.
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