OUR VIEW: Have a Merry Christmas everyone

We say: We have plenty of reason to celebrate in this region

Merry Christmas to all our readers and advertisers.

May you and your families experience joy and happiness during this holiday season. Christmas is a time to reflect on the good and share it with others.

Regardless of your religious or cultural persuasion, Christmas is a significant time in the community calendar and all for the right reasons. This is a time of charity, of good works and partying! And what’s wrong with that? So, put the ribbon on the final present. Take the last bit of baking out of the oven. Ice some cold drinks or warm up some hot ones. Put your feet up and relax – Christmas is here!

Campbell Riverites have once again answered the call from our regular seasonal charities, and donated thousands of dollars and given hundreds of gifts to those in the region who are having a difficult time. We hope things improve in the coming year for those who are going through a tough time. You have not been forgotten. There’s more that we can all do and in the forthcoming year, let’s resolve to do more for our less fortunate. Because we are known by how we treat those in need. As a community, we can be defined by that and it’s obvious the spirit in this community is to be seen as one that cares. There’s a lot of work to be done to achieve that level but if we all work together, we can become what we wish to be.

Our wishes for the community are simple. We wish to alleviate the plight of the less fortunate. We desire good government and sound policy making. We strive for economic prosperity brought on by sound fiscal management by government, by business and by households.

As a community, we’ve had to change over the last few years. We’ve had to learn to make do with less. In the end, it will make us a better community but it has taken its toll. We’ve managed to adapt with a minimum of strife. Sure we’ll argue over policy and direction but in the end, we don’t harbour a grudge for too long and we get back to the business of creating a safe and prosperous community. We’re in this together and together, we’re going to move forward. There’s no other option.

So, have yourself a Merry Christmas Campbell River and region, you’ve earned it.

Pass the eggnog.

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