Will turning on the switch bring prosperity for Stewart and beyond?

The talk is of parallels to the dirty thirties, with jobs and industries disappearing and many long time residents moving on. For Northwest BC’s most northerly beach head, the immediate prospects appear bleak, stores are closing, the population declining, the mines are winding down and with that reality in view, the future of the port of Stewart is up in the air.

So it’s not surprising that they await the arrival of the electrification of the Highway 37 corridor with much anticipation, hopeful that with the flick of a power switch, prosperity will return and some of that promise of years gone by will be realized again…

(from  the blog a town called podunk, click on the link below to see the entire article atowncalledpodunk.blogspot.com/2 … 0749885579 )