Editorial: No place like home

Even though results from the provincial election only recently became official with the final tally of all ballots, the campaign and general voting day seem long past.

Perhaps this is due to the overall outcome, which was a foregone conclusion on election night with the NDP securing enough seats to form a majority government, even though several ridings were considered too close to call. More likely though, is that the always fascinating country to the south, and its drama-filled election day/week (or month), overshadowed the final count in BC, and most everything else going on in the province, country, and world for that matter.

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Whether residents thought the provincial election was called at an unnecessary time or considered it necessary to provide the government with a new mandate, or whether people voted early, by mail or on election day, the actual process was as smooth as ever. We knew who would govern before midnight on election day, we were okay knowing some ridings were not called yet, and we were okay with mail-in ballots being counted 13 days later.

Win or lose, at least no one is crying foul, questioning results, or reacting like children stomping their feet when not getting their way.

American Thanksgiving is on the horizon. About half of that country will have something to be thankful for. The other half, not so much.

We, on the other hand, have much to be thankful for. No need for a list, we all know the reasons. Our system is not perfect, but given the choice, would you rather be anywhere else?

 
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