Editor, The Times:
To all residents of Upper Clearwater –
It is not a secret that our community is divided by controversy. But besides all disagreements we still have to be able to help each other in case a disaster strikes.
For that reason I hope we can, at least for a few hours, put our differences aside and attend a presentation by Grant Gale, Emergency Social Services (ESS) director for Clearwater, and a few of his team, in which they will explain to us what to expect in an emergency.
I think it is vital to know how the wheels are turning, what is expected of us personally and what is expected of our community in an emergency. It is also important to know how volunteers from our community can prepare for an emergency; we all hope will never happen.
If you are interested to take some online courses and join the Clearwater ESS team, please let me know.
This event will take place at the Upper Clearwater Hall on Sunday, July 12. It will start at 11 a.m. and will be followed by a community barbeque. I sincerely hope you all will be able to make time.
Please inform anyone without Internet access or who is not yet on our mailing list.
Ulrich Patalong, vice-president
Upper Clearwater Farmers Institute