EDITORIAL: Prognostications came true to life

Some things will change and some things will stay the same in 2017.

We were right.

Looking back at the editorial in the last issue of the Sooke News Mirror for 2015 for inspiration and perhaps find some issues that we made progress on (or regress).

Looking back at the editorial, it said in 2016 we can expect more of the same that we saw in 2015. Namely, tragedies will strike but so will triumphs. We said good things would happen to good people. And they did.

Our economy will go through its machinations – up and down, we said, and guess what, they did. Some things will change and some things will stay the same. Ditto.

There you go. We nailed it! LOL.

So what are we going to predict for 2017? Ha, ha, that’s right. The same things.

But that’s life, eh? We move forward and sometimes change isn’t immediately obvious. But sometimes it is.

In this coming year, we’ll have a provincial election that may or may not herald changes in Victoria. One thing we did nail down for certain in 2016 is that you can’t trust the polls.

More than one election failed to live up to the predictions foretold by the opinion polls. So, whatever they say about the B.C. election, best just to wait until election day to see what happens.

Meanwhile, we’ll live our lives like we always do. Sooke will continue to evolve and people will always find a home here that suits them just fine, thank-you. Perhaps that’s the constant. Despite the vagaries of economic shifts and the momentary misfortunes and mishaps of the day, we will all continue to go about our lives in a beautiful community.

Make 2017 the year that you live a life full of gratitude for the bounty we enjoy and the clean air, clean water and safe streets. It’s not safe and easy for everyone, of course, but we can all work together towards improving the lot of the unfortunate in our community.

Once again, we at the Sooke News Mirror wish all our readers and advertisers a very happy new year. We hope that 2017 turns out to be a prosperous and happy 12 months.

 

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