Posted this on the Northern View place as well.
It’s not officially in the Cow Bay area. Unlike the Hecate Strait school which is the first thing that tourists see when they get off the boat (well, after seeing the industrial area first). No problem having those white students in Cow Bay, just not them non-white students.
Except for the Hecate Strait school, which is just fine. Interesting that the head of that school didn’t even show up for the council meeting, lest someone ask why her school is ok in Cow Bay. I wonder how she would have voted?
I loved that all those industrial guys were saying that they were so worried about the safety of students in Cow Bay. I mean, it’s ok for thousands of tourists to walk by the industrial areas (how exciting!) but not students.
This is classic NIMBY, with real racist overtones. I’m ashamed to be a rupertite watching those guys and their straw men arguments, many which contradicted each other. “We don’t want students in Cow Bay, it’s too dangerous! We don’t want students in Cow Bay, they’ll scare the tourists!”
“We have a petition, that I’ve asked all my employees to sign, against having Indians in Cow Bay.”
“We don’t want the school to go there, because it will be empty in the summer time, and tourists won’t like it!” Yeah, like being vacant for 10 years, that’s much better.
Give me a fucking break.
I’m glad Eccentric’s mother had the sense to vote against the school too. Really shows her stripes. Not that Eccentric and his mother share a brain or opinions, though. I’m sure Eccentric has his own thoughts.
Where was Bedard anyway?
Glad to see that Throkelson and Kinney had some sense.
The Mayor seemes almost embarrassed to vote against it.