What has seemed like the summer that would never end, is coming to a close as the last days of August loom before me.
I’ll be honest. I don’t want these days here to end. They’ve been challenging, relaxing, inspiring and rejuvenating.
Nelson says it so well…that is exactly how I feel. I’m writing copiously. Not looking at clocks. To be honest some days I don’t even know what day, or date it is. We eat when hungry. Sleep when tired. Play in between. I just realized I’ve been nearly vegetarian for over a week. There’s something very strangely wonderful about this place….lol.
But in between all this I keep tabs here and there where I can and a few items need your attention.
I urge anyone who can, to please make a small donation via these two links,or if there are any food suppliers out there willing to ship some items up, that would be great too. I know you are out there. 🙂 To donate to the Salvation Army food bank, head to this link and scroll down to designate Fort St.John as the unit to apply the donation to. http://www.salvationarmy.ca/donate-now/
And, you can donate online to the Fort St. John Womens Resource Society that assists women and children, and has a food bank as well. http://www.fsjwrs.ca/
To me, this matters. Every dollar or donation helps. So if you can, please do. If we can take care of people in Alberta, we can take care of the people here in BC’s north too.
And of course BC Hydro would be before the BC Utilities Commission during summer vacation on two tier billing… something that really impacts customers who rely entirely on Hydro for power and heat. A big thank you to Dave for bringing this in the comments section of my last post:
“You only have till Sept. 2 to comment to the BC Utilities Commission on proposed tier 2 electrical rate increases, which in effect shift the burden from industry to residences to pay for needless site c expansion and independent power producers.
There have only been about 200 comments submitted so far from the thousands of customers affected. 30,000 customers per year are disconnected compared to 6,000 a few years ago.
There has been a virtual news blackout on this opportunity to comment on the financial burden this places on middle and low income families.
The only allowable comment form which you are instructed to fill out and submit does not download for the majority of computer users and even after being told about this, still the Commission has not corrected it.
We really should take the time to submit our comments or the Commission will report to their masters that there is really no opposition to the increasing subsidy provided by us, the residential taxpayers, to the Murray Edwards of Mt. Polley Mine Disaster and his ilk, since they can now defer their utility bills, pay very minimal corporate tax and pathetic royalties.”
That this is not front page for people to respond to, with such limited time, is a joke. I strongly urge you to share this with everyone you know who may be impacted,particularly seniors and those on limited incomes who will not be able to bear the burden and may not be able to access or submit comment.
One might actually come to the conclusion they didn’t really want you to comment on something that impacts you greatly,considering the rate increases to come.