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The people of Mackenzie deserve better. The town was founded just over 40 years ago, and since then the people have carved a community, industry and a way of life for themselves and their families out of the rugged, yet beautiful terrain of Northern BC.

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However, there are some in the offices and corridors of power cheap moncler jackets sale in Vancouver, Victoria, Toronto, and New York who view this great achievement differently. They see Mackenzie, and other highly productive small towns like Fort St. James and Chetwynd as “poor country cousins” looking for handouts.

Indeed, one Lower Mainland based analyst commented a couple of years ago that, as a result of mill closures, such communities might be “marked for exit” and closed down, supposedly because they are a drain on the province’s resources. If a community is not closed down, the logic goes, then its infrastructure should be substantially curtailed or downsized.

And that is precisely why the people of other communities should support and attend the Mackenzie moncler factory outlet rally, whether they live in Prince George, Quesnel, McBride, Valemount, Houston, Burns Lake, Smithers, Hazelton, Terrace, Fort St. James, Vanderhoof, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, or other settlements both Native and non Native.

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I think this is a great idea and a great message for all of our Northern communities to start sending loudly.

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