In light of the confusion on the great event that took place this past weekend that saw Cochrane and many of our youth trying to make a difference in the world, continue their efforts to garner attention around the cause of Polar Bear Awareness Week, I think it’s important for me to offer what clarity I can. Before I do though, let me first politely say that people having concerns or looking for insight, or even being disappointed in certain aspects, is a normal part of a democratic society. In doing so, I think it is reasonable to expect people to do so with courtesy and with having done their homework to ensure they are speaking factually beforehand. Bringing good people who are simply trying to make a difference to tears over misrepresented statements and irresponsible comments should be below us as a society. As Cochranites, as northerners, I look forward to us rising above that kind of behavior.