It is entirely fitting that the closest election campaign in recent memory end with some last-minute drama.
Trent Derrick, the young man who has made an admirable run for the mayor’s chair, gave serious consideration to throwing his support behind one of the front runners.
With Colin Kinsley and Dan Rogers running neck and neck, Mr. Derrick’s share of the vote will indeed be the difference. A change of heart on Thursday led Mr. Derrick to continue with his campaign and leave the matter to the electorate.
With all due respect to Mr. Derrick, it would be a shame if this critically close race hinged on votes cast for also rans. If the polls are right, this is a two-horse race. Please cast your vote accordingly.
It was with little fanfare that the provincial government announced the second edition of the B.C. Health Guide this week. And perhaps the lack of attention brought to the new edition was due to a change in distribution philosophy.
The last time around, every household in the province was graced with the handy guide. This time you’ll have to go down to your favourite pharmacy and pick up your copy. It’s not that pharmacies are a bad choice for distributing the publication, it’s more a point of the new policy possibly excluding some who may most need the guide.
Of course the government will save taxpayers money by not delivering the guide to millions of households – and there is a comprehensive online version – but perhaps they should have considered some mail outs.
Some of you seniors out there may be nodding your heads.
The government has managed to determine that 30 per cent of the population has used the guide. And they seem pleased with that figure.
If this publication is as valuable as the government claims perhaps their distribution philosophy should make it more accessible to all.