The Westcoast Express is the fastest week-day transport from Vancouver to Mission. Because I don’t need to make this commute often the novelty has yet to wear off. Passing through Haney on Wednesday I looked around to see I was sharing the train with no-one. As I watched the landscape pass, the farm colours, sky and glimpses of the Fraser River felt reassuring. As long as there are still barns brightly painted with fresh coats of primary colours and rivers hosting fishing boats there must be hope.