We can all name a few lawless locations in countries around the world, where the authorities are authorities in name only - parts of Mexico, Pakistan, Afghanistan, readily spring to mind. But what about Canada - good old calm, conservative, wouldn't-dream-of-being-rude Canada?
Toronto city council has endorsed a private members bill calling for the government to make side under-run guards on large trucks mandatory. The bill comes a month after Jenna Morrison - a 38 year old mother of one, who was pregnant with her second child - was killed beneath the wheels of a truck at a street corner in Toronto.
The term Black Friday has become synonymous with a plunge in morality on a day set aside for worship at the feet of the God of Consumerism. Human sacrifice is practiced by those fervent in their beliefs that the Bargain is above all else.
Yesterday approximately 1000 people took part in a ghost bike ride in honour of Jenna Morrison, a wife, mother, daughter and yoga teacher, who was expecting her second child when she was killed by a truck.
What is a blog for, if not for getting your thoughts down and into some semblance of order? I'll inform you now, this post has nothing whatsoever to do with expat life. Try as I might to redirect it, my mind is stuck on only one thing today, so here goes, I may as well follow my instincts and say goodbye to rationality...
It’s no small thing to volunteer ones life for something….. Our thanks just doesn’t seem enough. Missing home today. BBC News – Armistice Day silence is held across the UK.
Well, I’m sure this will come as no great surprise to anyone but…
Tomorrow the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US will run a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). It will begin at 2pm EST and will run concurrently across all time zones. To minimize panic and confusion, people need to be aware that it is not a genuine emergency
Watch out Elton and David – there’s a new dynamic duo in town! Step aside for Buddy and Pedro… Toronto News: Same-sex penguin pair fascinates zookeepers – thestar.com.
It seems that the phenomenon known as the Arab Spring, that started in the middle east, is actually a global awakening...