Chance to take stock of 2015

Pilbara News - - Opinion -

This year has been a chal­leng­ing year for peo­ple in the Pil­bara.

The end of the con­struc­tion phase of many min­ing and re­source projects has brought joy and pain in equal doses. For some, it has meant they can fi­nally af­ford to buy or rent a house, while for oth­ers it has meant they find them­selves un­em­ployed or at risk of los­ing their job.

Some lo­cal fam­i­lies have ex­pe­ri­enced tragedy and the loss of a loved one on our roads or in their work­place. We all need to of­fer the hand of friend­ship to those who might be hurt­ing.

Thank you to all those who help make our com­mu­nity vi­brant. Spare a spe­cial thought for the peo­ple who will be kept busy pro­tect­ing us over the hol­i­days.

I wish you all a merry Christ­mas and a safe and happy new year. Stephen Daw­son MLC La­bor Mem­ber for Min­ing and Pas­toral

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