If we did have this distinction, our nomination and vote would go to Imperial Metals and Mount Polley.
In spite of the devastating dam breach, with its many associated problems and continuous “bad mouthing” by the ignorant and ill informed, the company has plugged away at recovery operations and learning ways to prevent a recurrence — all the while keeping the populace completely up-to-date, better than we have seen anywhere else in this country.
While the company has been hard at work on recovery, they have kept themselves aware of the problems facing Likely and district citizens.
As a result of this interest and awareness, the Likely and District Voluntary Fire and Rescue Society has received invaluable assistance from Mount Polley and their employees.
The building to house our first responder vehicles is erected to the state that we had our first meeting in this building at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, so that our members could see what progress has been made, but, only because of the support of Mount Polley and staff and the community volunteers who will be recognized at a later time.
So, yes, we would nominate and vote for Imperial Metals and Mount Polley as citizens of the year. I wish a long life and prosperity to them.