Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What to be proud of

Was thinking this morning of the debate on Bowen around the National Park. I often overhear disgruntled conversations where people say weird things about why the park is a bad idea. Today on the ferry it was "you know once you involve the Feds it is forever. What if BC joins Alaska?" What?

I have also heard people invoke my friend David Smith's defense of the old general store as the kind of activism that opposing the park seeks to become. But I was thinking that at the end of the day we have that gorgeous building to look at and say "we did that."

If we vote this park process away we won't have anything to point at. And if, God forbid, something profoundly negative happens to the Crown Lands will we look back on a no vote with pride?


"At one time we could have had a national park here on Bowen, but we put a stop to that!" Not a sentiment to be proud of in my books.