Editorial – History on way to repeat


Staff member
A sharp fellow said years ago, “If you want to get people to do things, first of all, you need a project.”

Those weren’t a former MLA’s exact words from years ago, but summed up what Dennis Barton was saying. Don’t form a club, a group, a committee, a gang of people who want to do good. Not until you know what you want to happen.

Building a better community? Nice words. But how will you do it? Have lots of meetings and list what people think are needs? Have many arguments and then vote?

Like, we need a new store. Or a bigger swimming pool. Or a splash park. So let’s all put the ideas on a ballot, and see what people want the most. Then let’s work on that.

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