So, the locals are all fired up over the garbage debate and whether we should get it picked up in the front or the back. The new provincial budget is in the news today, too. I should be writing and talking about those things today but I don't feel like it. I'm still feeling #HumboldtStrong Actually, I'm feeling weak today.
These past few days have been emotionally draining for many of us. I've learned that's normal in the wake of such a tragedy. It has been but 5 days since the Humboldt Broncos bus crash that took 15 lives too soon and injured many more.
We've learned it's important to take the time we need. In fact, long time local police officer Sergeant Devon Oleniuk talked about it yesterday on the radio. He rode those buses when he played and his boy finished his junior career with the Humboldt Broncos.
He told us we've come a long way when it comes to mental health. He talked about the victims, their family and friends and the first responders. He says it's OK to talk about our feelings and wear our hearts on our sleeves. He said it's OK to cry and it's OK to hug. "It's all part of healing", he said.