Republic of Life?
What is going on in city hall?
I don’t think the general population of Williams Lake is aware of how and where our tax dollars are being spent.
And what makes council think they are going to attract people to Williams Lake by paying to have outsiders tell us how, when and where to run our businesses.
I moved to Williams Lake in 1950 and still consider myself as a “Johnny come lately” and that very simply means I have great respect for the folks that stayed after the Gold Rush days of the middle 1860s.
The people of the Cariboo, Chilcotin, Coast area and their families are the “True Gold” that stayed settling a tough hard country and bringing up good honest hard working people.
The reason I stayed here is because I like it here, especially the people.
They are in my opinion the greatest collection of individuals and characters in Canada and quite possibly the world.
I believe they would allow me to say they are here for the same reason they like it and do their own thing on their own time.
And no one is going to tell them how where or when to run their ranches, cow/calf operations, stump ranches, logging shows, sawmills, guiding operations, guest ranches, general stores, road contractors, building contractors or roofers — the list is long and includes every last man in business and quite probably the entire population.
As for city council I am not sure how much of the tax payer’s money they have spent or how much more they wish to waste.
Seems to me they are saying all the stores and businesses, including major stores, are not capable of running their own businesses.
Perhaps council has more than they can handle just running the city, the job I believe they were elected do.
And by the sounds of things coming from their hallowed offices have people that needed something to do.
It may be easier to pay them to leave than try to run other people’s business.