Sicamous fares well in face of adversity

It seems a disaster brings out the best in people, or else the worst. The flash floods of June 23 south of Sicamous have proved that again.

It seems a disaster brings out the best in people, or else the worst. The flash floods of June 23 south of Sicamous have proved that again.

First of all, we need to count our blessings that no lives were lost. Isn’t that the greatest blessing of them all? Secondly, I think the small community of Sicamous has rallied to the best of its ability and continues to do so.

On the other hand, why is it that only under extremely adverse circumstances does Sicamous grab headlines in big-city media? Even then they have the location totally garbled. And why is it they manage to interview the most negative individuals who can offer only a biased personal opinion?

There are always risks in life. We can’t expect a government to provide every bit of assistance – free, gratis. Everything has its price.

Sicamous didn’t create this crisis, nor should it be expected to compensate wholesale for losses beyond its jurisdiction. It has a gigantic project of its own in restoring a safe water supply to residents. Better yet would be a cleaner, more reliable source for a permanent “fix.”

Meanwhile, if life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Although, at the present time, it has to be with imported water.

 

Alli M. Graham

 

 

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