Sometimes I hear about things that really get under my skin, at least for a short time, before I shrug them off realizing I have to have the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. Bullying and harassment in the workplace is one of those things and my blood boiled a bit when I read the story about how a director at Corrections Services Canada behaved aggressively toward employees on a near daily basis between 2010 and 2015.
Earlier this week a Sasknow.ca News Poll question was: “Do you agree with building a combined-use arena and convention centre in downtown Saskatoon”. As of this writing, 14% of respondents had voted maybe, depending on location. 21% had voted yes, and the remaining 65% had voted no. That’s interesting in light of the release of the consultant’s report on the future of 30 year-old SaskTel Centre and 50 year-old TCU Place.
I almost missed the fact that spring arrived at 10:15 yesterday morning. The Vernal Equinox; Vernal meaning fresh and young or youthful with the characteristics of or resembling spring. March came in like the proverbial lion and we’re hoping it goes out like a lamb but so far that little lamb is still hiding and if the long-range forecast is right this weekend doesn’t look so hot and neither does Easter weekend.
There are some questions relating to age that are difficult to answer. What should the legal drinking age be? Some think 18, some believe 19, which is the current law in this province, and some say we should go back to 21 as it was when I was in my teens. How old should you be in order to get a driver’s licence? Is 16 the right age or is it too young? Should it be 18 or even older? How about voting?
In case you missed the news item last Wednesday, our provincial government has come out with its marijuana regulations effective when the federal government passes the recreational use of pot into law. It’s interesting how responsibilities get off-loaded. What’s the old saying? You-know-what flows downhill. The feds leave regulations governing the sale and use restrictions to the provinces and the provinces leave the enforcement to municipalities.