Saturday, April 17, 2010

Stand


AHOUSAT, B.C. — Twelve residents of this aboriginal community northwest of Tofino have been told they've got until Monday to get treatment for drug and alcohol problems or get out of the community.

Now that's encouraging in at least one respect.

A community has stood up and said, "These are our values. Get with the program or get lost.'

More folks need to say that.

From families to neighbourhoods to cities to provinces.

That's the good news.

The bad news is HUH?

What treatment?

Where?

Who's going to pay for this?

Just watch the Island Health Board screw up the stick handling on this one.

John Frank, chief councillor of the Ahousaht First Nation, said the original deadline was this week, but more time was given so lawyers could clarify wording on the eviction letters.

"They've got until Monday dusk," said Frank.

I love it.

DUSK.

This is like Tombstone or Gunfight at the OK Corral.

"You've got till dusk, Bart!"

DUSK.

Now, I think John Frank is right.

I just don't know where these righteous dope fiends are going to go for treatment.

I wish them the best and I wish Ahousat the best.

Ahousat is located on Flores Island, a 45-minute boat ride northwest of Tofino.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

saw that once before in the now defunct isolated northern town of Cassiar back in the early 80's. A bunch of young yahoos got caught using and dealing soft drugs and were banished from the town for two years. One of them was the Mine mangers son . . . and it stuck and it solved the problem, end of story.

David in North Burnaby BC said...

""These are our values. Get with the program or get lost.'"

Oh dear, now that's not very 'inclusive' is it? Dear me, where would we be if everybody didn't want the scum of the earth hanging around like a bad smell?