Mongrel wrote:Greyhound cancels most of its routes in Western Canada
I know this is sort of a minor news item from a global perspective, times change, etc. But I suppose it hits me personally because this was what my grandad did for a living after WWII, driving the Greyhound routes between Winnipeg and Western Ontario.
I have to say, I've never had a complaint about Greyhound myself, the times I've taken long bus trips (the sketchy terminal in Buffalo however... But everything in Buffalo is sketchy).
BC tried replacing the lost northern routes last year and backed off saying it was too expensive to subsidize. No idea if the western provinces will band together to try and cobble together some kind of replacement, maybe with federal help (perhaps a VIA subsidiary?). There's a patchwork bus network between some Alberta regional hubs which started up last year, but that's not even close to solving this problem.
But yeah, this is actually a big deal.
I'm not sure if the lazy reversion to 1998 is better or worse than them trying to come up with a new policy, considering who it is.
That headline doesn't even touch on the worst part: Consent. The newer curriculum had a much stronger emphasis on consent. That goes away I suppose.
Hopefully this brings the cost of living down in Vancouver. Eventually, I mean.
Büge wrote:Speaking of, there seems to be a lot more shooting deaths happening in Toronto lately. :(
Including 10 people shot just ten blocks or so away.
It's nice to see the Saudis being more blatant about who they really are. I suppose the days of them shipping all their deranged young extremists off to be someone else's problem still aren't over, but some of those chickens are coming home to roost anyway.