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GINTA – Hope can reign supreme even under the most dire circumstances

I STARTED WRITING this column before Saturday. It was to be about the environmental mess we’re in, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, (IPCC) and the increasing difficulty in finding hope.

Saturday morning came, sunny and beautiful (almost impossible to not feel hopeful on a sunny October morning,) and the voting places got busy.

Come Saturday night, the results were in: we have a fresh council, a good mix of seasoned and new. That is reason to celebrate. Less celebratory was the final percentage of voters, 29.9. A reminder that we can do better; democracy is a privilege and it does not self-sustain. Much like muscle and brain cells, it’s a use it or lose it situation.

Back to the environmental mess.

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Daniela Ginta is a mother, scientist, writer and blogger. She can be reached at daniela.ginta@gmail.com, or through her blog at http://www.danielaginta.com.

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ArmchairMayor.ca is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At ArmchairMayor.ca he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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