CAO facing interesting times

Thursday is Valentine’s Day, a day we associate with love.

Thursday is Valentine’s Day, a day we associate with love. Romantic love takes the lead to be sure, but a friend (thank you Diane) forwarded me an e-mail that begs to be shared. It may sound mushy to some but it’s OK to be mushy at  Valentine’s.

The story goes that a teacher asked her students to name the seven wonders of the world. Most listed the usual man-made or natural physical wonders (pyramids, Taj Mahal, Grand Canyon). One girl had a different list. She named “to see, to hear, to touch, to taste, to feel, to laugh, and to love” as the seven wonders.  I’d add  “to share” to the list.

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Williams Lakers will welcome the city’s new chief administrative officer, Don DeGagne.

We wish him well. He is facing interesting times as council has many issues on its plate — fringe area fire protection, union negotiations, airport runway, grumps about snow removal, Prosperity Mine, community forest, South Lakeside road, swimming pool, water for Woodland  Drive — what have I missed?

Many B.C. politicians are no doubt relieved that the doughty John Doyle is leaving his post as B.C.’s Auditor General. Mr. Doyle was not the government’s favourite person, mainly because he did what he was supposed to do. He blew the whistle (loudly) when he found something amiss in government affairs. As B.C. citizens, let’s hope his successor is equally diligent. The question is though, will whoever is elected in May carry out the recommendations Mr. Doyle made over the last six years?

How many got to enjoy our very first Family Day holiday? How many actually got  the holiday? For workers, it depended on where you work whether you were lucky or not.  With Friday being a Pro D day for the school district,  students had a four day weekend and I can’t imagine any of them being sad about that.

Diana French is a freelance columnist for the Tribune. She is a former Tribune editor, retired teacher, historian, and book author.

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