Editorial – Heroes are everywhere

Editorial from the June 11 Grand Forks Gazette paper.

If this week’s paper is about anything, it’s heroes. Most weeks our paper doesn’t have themes. You might see a trend: several break-ins, some local events, council bylaws, but those are just us reporting on the news that happens in our community.

Themes are much more prevalent in magazines or TV shows. But I think you’ll notice this week’s paper has several stories about people who could be considered heroes.

I’ll start with the local RCMP. The tragedy in Moncton has certainly brought to the forefront the level of danger the police face everyday; even in “sleepy” rural town like Grand Forks.

These officers put their lives on the line on a daily basis to keep us safe.

Both sides of the teacher/government dispute are breaking out the rhetoric and digging in their feet.

But whether you agree with their union tactics or not, the job that teachers do is nothing less than heroic.

They may not be saving lives directly, but you know who the good teachers are and how they can inspire and lead youth to make good choices and positive contributions to society.

Everyone that took part in the Boundary Relay for Life should be commended for the part they played in raising money for cancer research and programs.

Guest speaker Natalie Schafer and former GFSS student Molly Imrie are two local examples of the great work done by the Canadian Cancer Society. Both of them are true heroes in our book for battling and winning over that heinous disease.

Another former local student Amanda Thate is a hero too in the way she has pursued her dreams of becoming a country star.

So if you’re wondering where all the heroes are, just look around – they’re everywhere.

 

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