Viewpoint: Powell River should plan for a resilient future

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.

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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.

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