We live in a world where we are connected with other people – socially, politically, economically and environmentally. Increased trade between countries, the growth of international organisations and changes in transport and communications technology mean that these connections are rapidly increasing.
Here in the Shuswap, these connections are even more profound. We share geography, resources and the many benefits of living in central British Columbia. Because of these close connections, it is all the more difficult for us to ignore the need felt by those around us.