Weak dollar brings Canadian visitors to NH

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The weak dollar is bringing Canadian shoppers to New Hampshire.

Canadian tourists say the exchange rate is in their favor right now, giving their currency extra buying power.

Nova Scotia residents Dale and Diane Ward say they spent close to $300 shopping at the outlet stores in Tilton last week.

The Wards plan to return to spend 10 nights in North Conway in October. The exchange rate is allowing the couple to stay extra days without having to pay more.

In October 2002, the U.S. dollar was worth $1.58 Canadian. As of Friday, the American dollar was worth $1.02 Canadian, a 35 percent boost for Canadians.

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