I have a suggestion that involves admin work, apologies if this has been considered and discarded already.
Would it be possible to add another section to the Hot Deals forum, one that is location specific rather than item specific? Such as Toronto deals, Interior BC deals etc? So posters can initiate local deal threads rather than posting the deals with disclaimers in a current category subforum?
IMHO, being able to view all local deals in one place would be super helpful, being it the produce manager at a Toronto NoFrills announcing a store specific overstock sale, a clothing store in Kelowna having a wildfire smoke damage sale, and any other deal that would be great for the locals but useless to everyone else.
This way the existing Hot Deals threads would be decluttered of local opportunities that are beyond reach for the rest of us.