There was a time when we opened a newspaper to find high-paying lumber, mining and construction-related employment opportunities.
We used to quit one job and walk down to another high-paying job. We could afford to buy nice homes. Seniors could afford auto insurance and gasoline.
We had paper shopping bags to keep our lumber business thriving.
We now have part-time minimum wage opportunities. We have homelessness, plastic bags, an overdose epidemic and people losing businesses and homes.
Seniors are unable to buy auto insurance and gasoline. We have fewer lumber and mining companies and those that remain have been taken over by foreign investors.
We now have a society in which an assortment of groups can and do dictate to an anti-mining, anti-pipeline government.
B.C. was beautiful.
Janos Nem Moonka