Within the last couple of weeks we have seen, amply demonstrated, the dedication and value of those people who provide services to our communities and are, sometimes, taken for granted.
Firstly, the rescue of a single boater by a BC Ferries crew in inclement weather, with the very real possibility he could have perished at sea otherwise, and the fact this is not an unusual occurrence.
Secondly, the work of first responders and BC Hydro crews after the recent wind storm which crippled the Island.
We are fortunate in Canada and B.C., in particular, to have such services and the type of people who provide those services, sometimes under the most adverse of conditions.
Judging from the comments of Chemainiacs I have heard that appreciation is widely felt. A great thank you to all the service providers who are and were there in such times.