Sergeant vows to come back

  • Aug. 1, 2011 3:00 p.m.

By Alex Rinfret–Masset RCMP Sgt. Grant MacDonald is leaving Haida Gwaii next week for a new job in Burns Lake, but he says he will return to the islands some day. “I’m very confident in some capacity I will be back,” he said. “I drank from St. Mary’s Spring.” Sgt. MacDonald grew up in Masset and graduated from G.M. Dawson high school. After pursuing a career in the RCMP and working in several Arctic communities and Whitehorse, he was posted to Masset three years ago. “It’s been the best posting that I’ve had in my career from a personal standpoint,” he said. “It’s very rewarding, to renew friendships and acquaintances with people you went to school with.” Sgt. MacDonald said he has seen some really positive changes in the Massett area over the past few years, and hopes that the communities will continue working together on programs for young people. Sgt. MacDonald’s new job is a promotion. He will be a Staff Sergeant and the detachment commander at the Burns Lake RCMP. “It’s a larger detachment with a larger population,” he said. “A lot of people say it’s going to be a busier location.”

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