With the announcement of the BC government earmarking $1.5 billion for economic recovery, it is time for communities like Powell River to take this opportunity to plan for a more resilient future.
Number one for us would be finding ways to process value-added wood, instead of clear-cutting our forests to be shipped off to foreign markets. Furthermore, investing in green energy and local transportation.
We have one chance to curb global warming, which will have catastrophic impacts in Powell River, being an ocean-dwelling community.
Now is the time to make drastic, long-term change that will make our community more resilient and able to weather the future storms.
Leni Goggins is a Powell River resident.