“Sanity-based” best option for Rimoka

Dear Editor:

I read in Ponoka News that the Bethany Care Group, a “faith-based” corporation from Camrose, has been hired to manage Rimbey and Ponoka’s senior facilities. Most people like to have a face to address their concerns to, so how comfortable will seniors be when the management of their everyday human concerns is given to an out-of-town faceless corporation? Is this a subtle way of de-humanizing a very human situation and robbing our elders of any smidgeon of power they may have left?

These days, you have to question any outfit that claims to be “faith-based.” I’d prefer sanity-based myself, because when a problem arises, a few “Hallelujah Jesus” ain’t gonna “cut the mustard” for me.

On the other hand, perhaps this situation will set a precedent. If it proves to be cost-effective to outsource the management of Rimoka to an illusive out of county bureaucracy, perhaps one day soon we can get rid of our mayor and councillors and hire some outfit from Nebraska or Bejing to more cost-effectively and efficiently manage the other affairs of town and county.

That might be one way to eliminate local bias from the decision- making process.

Evone Monteith

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