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Letter: What should be considered an essential service?

Editor: Tonight at the dinner table we talked about the meaning of “essential services.
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Editor:

Tonight at the dinner table we talked about the meaning of “essential services.” 

We all agreed, that if from now on, none of the clothing and outdoor equipment stores in our valley would open its doors again, there would be no lack of any garments for anyone for many years to come, as we all have piles of it to share in our homes.

As is the case with pretty much anything else we own.

Just think, what other stores and businesses do we really need to live our every day lives?

After all, is the role of a national park not mainly to make us see who we really are and that the only roots that we’ll ever have are directly connected to the natural world all around us?

I believe at the moment. the earth is making us live as we should have always lived: modestly, gently and with a low footprint.

I know many people in this valley are depending on these jobs for their livelihood. I am also, at least partially, dependent on tourism.

However, for the sake of more harmony with nature, with our planet and lastly with ourselves, I would be more then willing to try any alternatives offered.

I am just sayin’. 

Reno Sommerhalder,

Banff



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