August 8, 2017 Vote for the 2017 Be Local Awards The fifth annual Be Local Awards kick off this week and you can help REAP the benefits by casting your vote. A fun way to showcase local businesses, from August 8 to October 31, 2017 you can vote daily for one of 10 featured businesses that week. Just click on your favourite business at belocal.org to show your support, then watch for 10 new businesses to appear each Sunday at midnight. Made up of 150 members, REAP stands for Respect for the Earth and All People and is a not-for-profit association for locally owned businesses that care about the community and the environment. Learn more about the awards at belocal.org.