BY BOB ZIMMER
Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP
I hope you had the opportunity to safely enjoy the company of your loved ones this Thanksgiving. For me, Thanksgiving is a time to remember everything that my family and I are thankful for.
I am thankful for the support you all have shown me over the years as your Member of Parliament. It is my honour to represent you and to be your voice in the House of Commons.
I am thankful to live in the most beautiful region in Canada where every day residents show that in northern British Columbia we work hard and we are also thankful for the food on our tables, the roof over our heads, and also the jobs that provide it for us.
This year especially, I am thankful for the health and well-being of my family and friends and I want to thank everyone for doing their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
This year has been a challenging one for all of us. I know many of you are concerned about your loved ones, your jobs, and what our future holds.
I am here to fight for you and I will continue to work hard every day standing up for our region.
If this past year has taught me anything, it is that we, as a country, need to be more community-focused and to support each other.
Sadly, the COVID-19 lockdowns have had a devastating impact on the well-being of Canadians. With that in mind, I encourage you to take some time and check in with friends and loved ones, especially those who may be struggling, to let them know that they are not alone. If you are the one struggling, you are not alone. Please reach out.
We in northern B.C. care about our neighbours and friends and we will always be there for each other.
It has been a year like no other, but I believe we can overcome adversity together and emerge from the pandemic stronger and more united as a country than ever before.
There is hope.
I am truly thankful for all of you and the blessed place we all call home, beautiful northern British Columbia, Canada.