OUR VIEW: Happy New Year Campbell River and area

We say: Our predictions for 2016 turned out to be bang on!

We were right.

Looking back at the editorial in the last issue of the Campbell River Mirror for 2015 for inspiration and perhaps find some issues that we made progress on (or regress).

Looking back at the editorial, it said in 2016 we can expect more of the same that we saw in 2015. Namely, tragedies will strike but so will triumphs. We said good things would happen to good people. And they did.

Our economy will go through its machinations – up and down, we said, and guess what, they did. Some things will change and some things will stay the same. Ditto.

There you go. We nailed it! LOL.

So what are we going to predict for 2017? Ha, ha, that’s right. The same things.

But that’s life, eh? We move forward and sometimes change isn’t immediately obvious. But sometimes it is.

In this coming year, we’ll have a provincial election that may or may not herald changes in Victoria. One thing we did nail down for certain in 2016 is that you can’t trust the polls.

More than one election failed to live up to the predictions foretold by the opinion polls. So, whatever they say about the B.C. election, best just to wait until election day to see what happens.

Meanwhile, we’ll live our lives like we always do. Campbell River will continue to evolve and people will always find a home here that suits them just fine, thank-you. Perhaps that’s the constant. Despite the vagaries of economic shifts and the momentary misfortunes and mishaps of the day, we will all continue to go about our lives in a beautiful community.

Make 2017 the year that you live a life full of gratitude for the bounty we enjoy and the clean air, clean water and safe streets. It’s not safe and easy for everyone, of course, but we can all work together towards improving the lot of the unfortunate in our community.

Once again, we at the Campbell River Mirror wish all our readers and advertisers a very happy New Year. We hope that 2017 turns out to be a prosperous and happy 12 months.

Just Posted

City of Campbell River making headway on invasive species treatment

Too many private property owners unresponsive to notifications regarding knotweed, however

Campbell River Ravens swept out of PNWLL playoffs

The Campbell River Ravens were swept out of the Jr. B Pacific… Continue reading

Land-based aquaculture proponent gets Haig-Brown Conservation Award

Eric Hobson known for financing and building Kuterra in partnership with ‘Namgis First Nation

La Familia gets Campbell River’s River City Arts Festival swaying to the music

Campbell River Arts Festival was treated to the sounds of Latin music… Continue reading

Disaster risk reduction course open to Campbell River high school students this fall

SRD protective services coordinator hopes program will eventually become integrated into curriculum

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

VIDEO: Man found dead near B.C. teens’ truck could be linked to a double homicide

RCMP said they are looking for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, of Port Alberni

Latest plan is to fly trapped fish by helicopter over Big Bar slide

Multi-pronged plan set in motion to freesalmon blocked by landslide in the Fraser River

Family of missing B.C. senior with dementia frustrated with situation, heartened by community support

Nine days since Grace was last seen the question remains: ‘How can an 86-year-old just disappear?’

Police ask for help locating missing men last seen in South Surrey

Jeep that Richard Scurr and Ryan Provencher were in has been located unoccupied in Logan Lake: RCMP

Islanders have new cancer screening option with $6.5 M diagnostic suite in Victoria

The Gordon Heys Family PET/CT Suite was unveiled at the BC Cancer Centre-Victoria

Unsealed record suggests U.S. man convicted of murdering Vancouver Island couple left DNA on zip tie in 1987

William Talbott is set to be sentenced Wednesday in the murders of Jay Cook and Tanya Van Cuylenborg

Okanagan Air Cadet challenges gender-exclusive haircut policy

Haircut regulation inspires challenge around gender identity

B.C. Ferries crew member’s medical emergency causes cancellations on Nanaimo route

One sailing from West Vancouver and one sailing from Nanaimo cancelled Monday

Most Read