It was with surprise and interest that I read your article, Hart’s Less than Helpful Reminders on August 6.
Surprise because how, exactly, does that help society as a whole?
It was interesting that finally some light is being shed on this serious situation, albeit negatively, and any publicity is still a good thing.
As the cliche goes, “If you’re not part of the solution, then you’re part of the problem.”
For those who have the power to help, here are some helpful solutions. As for others who might partake, it certainly will take dedication and a lot of commitment.
First, thank you, Yukon government for the Whitehorse Food Bank. This is a gigantic leap of good faith. Now, let’s keep the momentum going.
Second, work towards creation of jobs for these who are unemployable, such as beautifying and keeping Whitehorse clean.
At the moment we have a small tourism industry, but it is up to us to change that for the better. I’m sure the tourists, who are giving us their much-needed dollars, would appreciate that.
Last, how about restoring our historical buildings and putting them where the tourists have easy access for taking pictures, as they gather information on our rich history.
The list goes on.
We need to brainstorm to see what is best for us, nature, its wild inhabitants and our future descendants.
Looking at the Yukon compared to the rest of the world, it seems we really are the last frontier.
Let’s be responsible as caretakers of the land, animals and ourselves, so we, as well as our visitors, can enjoy it.
These are just some of reasons tourists are coming here.