Being the premier of the province or CEO of a division of a multi-national company may be positions of power.
But last Thursday Mother Nature showed she was the ultimate boss, producing a white-out at the Northwest regional airport which prevented Christy Clark and Jacynthe Cote from attending the Rio Tinto Alcan announcement about the Kitimat Modernisation Project.
However, in the best traditions, the show went on.
And the more than 200 people who packed the dining hall of the construction camp – converted into an auditorium for the event – rose as one to deliver a prolonged standing ovation when Jean Simon, president of Primary Metal for RTA, said the magic words: “Ladies and gentlemen, this is formally a go.”
(See Wednesday’s Northern Sentinel for the full story)