To the Editor:
This past Sunday when the temperature was in the stratosphere two men drove up to the T.V. Societies repeater station to demolish an old shack that was no longer used. This shack had become a hang out for local youths to party. There was, also, from time to time, damage done to the repeater station.
Can you imagine the sweat and toil involved in cleaning up this site? I know that I was not moving out of the house that day as it was just too darn hot! After many trips to the dump and even using a shop vacuum to clean up the small pieces of plastic blowing around, they felt it was a job well done.
Without the T.V. Society there would not be any local CHBC station broadcast, no, not even on cable. If there is no signal available they are not obligated to broadcast it. So, no T.V. Society, no CHBC for anyone.
I find it amazing that people of this community do not support this handful of dedicated volunteers that work year round, yes, winter and summer to ensure that we get our local news.
If you would like to support them, pay a yearly fee of $35 at the Valley First Credit Union to help keep this non-profit group viable.
Or…you could volunteer to work with them in the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter. Thank you Jim Haker and John Armstrong, well done.
Judy Chisholm, Keremeos
P.S. The public probably has no idea how much work goes into operating the local T.V. Society.