Friday, July 23, 2010
Sometimes things hide right before our eyes ... like the annual B.C. Rail Pioneers picnic on Thursday, July 15 when 113 members and spouses were in attendance.
Excerpt from Squamish Chief news:
The new CN Roundhouse and Conference Centre at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park was the location for the annual B.C. Rail Pioneers picnic on Thursday, July 15 when 113 members and spouses were in attendance. The delicious lunch was served up by the Squamish Lions Club and while everyone was eating, we were entertained by the Sea to Sky Fiddlers. There were no Squamish winners in this year's raffle but taking home $500 was Bob Gledson of Salmon Arm, $300 to Julie Taylor of Powell River and winning $100 each were Gordon Scott of Langley, Gary Theirier of Prince George and Al Howard of Cache Creek ...
BC Mary comment: and sometimes the politicians and media tell us that nobody cares ... Ha! Read more HERE.
Noting, especially, the date: July 15, 2004 is the date on which BC Rail was taken from public ownership and virtually gifted (in my view) to the altogether different kind of railway we know as CN.
July 15, 2009 was, in fact, the pivotal 5th anniversary of that shady deal -- a date upon which we might easily have taken back some of our control over the BC Rail lines. You'll see how that worked out ... the basic story is in the archives here and scroll down to "A Job For a Warrior".