How lucky we are to have the reporting of clear, vibrant journalism by Tracy Hughes. The “Candidates share their news” (Sept. 23, 2015) is well-written and gives the reader an understanding of how undemocratic this election campaign is, and what a sham, and shame, to have a forum where no open questions from the floor could be asked.
Tracy Hughes is continuing to serve Salmon Arm and Canoe (an area where I have affiliations) as did Gordon Priestman. Back in the 1960s I had the backing of Gordon on two vital issues of long-needed change. After countless Salmon Arm council meetings and Gordon’s fair reporting, we, with the support of the community, achieved our fight albeit after nearly 40 years.
Seven years have sped by since I was last here and it is gratifying to see a smokeless beehive burner at Canoe, and that the mill’s profits now stay in B.C. And the legislation of recycling glass bottles, the campaign fought for by the Salmon Arm citizens, is still in effect with deposits and a necessary recycling industry.
At the age of 91 I will return to New Zealand with the good news to my three families (all born in B.C.) and their offspring.