I’m writing in regards to the summer problem of out-of-territory and international RV users parking at Walmart. I know that summer has been and gone, but it has left a bad taste in my mouth this year.
I don’t think enough has been done for Walmart to clean up its act and evict these RVs out of our parking lot. How are our local businesses and RV parks suppose to support themselves, when a big corporation like Walmart takes business away from those places and line their own pockets with the money that could be going into the small business owners pockets? I’ve tried parking at Walmart over the summer and had to park at Canadian Tire because the parking spaces were taken up by RVs. These people don’t care if they litter the parking lot, run generators, or cook outside their RVs. I’ve even seen tents set up and people walking around in pajamas in the morning.
I have talked to some of these people who park at Walmart and asked them, “why do you park here”? The answer: Because we get free wi-fi, shopping at your door step, free dump station and we can eat at McDonalds.
How can our local businesses compete with this? It’s wrong and should be stopped. Whitehorse we need to stand up and say “no” to RVs squatting at Walmart.
I know Walmart is a private company and they can do what they feel on their own land, but it looks horrible and disrespectful to our lovely city of Whitehorse.