We need a new way of thinking

This week’s story about the school district shows that we’re all still cutting back to make ends meet.

This week’s story about the school district shows that we’re all still cutting back to make ends meet.

It’s like a retreat, inch by inch. You’re so focussed on what’s in front of you that you lost track of just how close that wall is behind you. Maybe you’re just about to touch it, or maybe you’ve still got miles to go.

It’s the same everywhere, even my office. Trim here, cut there. Where does it end? And what’s going to be left?

The economists say that the latest recession is over and industry is picking up again, but turmoil our government is in is not helping matters any. Both the government and opposition parties are looking for a new leader. That likely means another provincial election coming up soon. Maybe a federal one, too.

We already know that we have municipal and school board elections this year because that date is set in stone.

So where does that leave us in the Interior as we trim away a little more so we can keep what we have?

It leaves us taking stock of what we do have and how we can use it to create something new, because the same old same old just won’t keep working forever.

It’s time to turn that wall into a doorway and take that first step into the future.