Pokémon Go was released to Canadians a few days ago, but Sarnia players have yet to locate a fabled communication strategy at City Hall.
“There are rumours that there’s supposed to be a plan around here for disseminating information between city departments and the public in a clear, complete and accessible manner,” said 18-year-old Kieran Clarke.
“…but all I kept finding were a lot of Pidgey and motions from council.”
Kieran’s 14-year-old sister, Sarah, says she’s confident they will find it eventually.
“I see rustling in the bushes on the app, and I see something on my tracking that must be a some kind of reasonable communication strategy… maybe we just need to use more lures or get more elected officials helping us.”
Kieran said “If all else fails, I guess we can keep catching council motions until we have enough to evolve them into a communication strategy in a few years – by then we’ll have enough experience to start taking things over for ourselves anyway.”
Sometimes leadership is about resolving to keep going, no matter what obstacles are in your path.
For several decades, Sarnia City Councillor Dave Boushy has been arriving at city hall every month to resume kicking a can down the road.
“Most people want to do their job and go home, but sometimes there’s something inconvenient in your way and you have to kick it out of the way until the next time it ends up in your path,” said Boushy. “You can rest easy knowing someone else will clean up the mess years later or take the blame, it won’t affect you.”
Boushy said that his sentiments are echoed by many longer-serving representatives at city and county council.
“Why should we have to deal with the situation? I don’t want to touch that can, leave it for staff or kids to pick up when they are older.”
Boushy also said that he has noticed a high number of cans rolling around in the last few years and doesn’t understand why.
“We have lots of staff, we pay them money, why are cans on the ground?”