From James Posynick, KCDCS Chair
I’m no youngster. I’ve been around. Spent my teens wondering what to do with my life just like many today. I had a lot of different jobs, worked a lot of places, got married and started a family. My wife Terry and I lived in Yellowknife, north of the 60th parallel, by then. Both of us worked to house and feed our family. When we weren’t working we spent much of our time in the out-of-doors.
Living in a mining town (Yellowknife had one huge gold mine in town and another on the outskirts) raised my awareness of the fragility of our natural environment. I saw two possible futures for our children: one that was marked by the unregulated use of land in the name of ‘progress’ and another that was marked by collaboration between and among people, industries and governments to protect and preserve natural spaces in the name of ‘healthy societies’.