News & Updates
By Erik Brinkman
By now many of you know that our good friend and sage colleague Alex Robertson has recently passed away. As a community we are here supporting each other through the immense grief and shock -- shock that BC’s opioid crisis could take someone from our midst who we never would have thought was vulnerable. I am writing this account to honour his memory by shedding some light on the details of the week surrounding his passing as best I can and perhaps his passing can be a learning event for us to help mitigate this tragedy from repeating itself.
Richard Whittall, who worked for Brinkman in the 1990’s and 2000’s, passed away at his home in Port Alberni on Sept 27 2016. Although Richard had a forestry degree from Lakehead University, and could have been a “desk forester”, all he wanted to do was work in the bush with his succession of extremely bush wise dogs.