“Drivers must slow to 60kph in all orange zones, even if no workers are present.” That may be the key phrase in the situation around construction zones and motorists not adhering to the reduced speed limit. Again yesterday Saskatoon Police were pulling over numerous drivers not obeying that 60kph speed limit. Perhaps drivers are irritated or have become impatient and immune to the importance of dropping their speed by 30 kilometres an hour because at night time or holidays or in the evenings, no-one is working in a construction zone but you still have to slow down. I know that I found I was quite aggravated when going to work in the morning before 5 am while the south bridge – now Gordie Howe bridge – was being built.
Intolerance. We saw it, possibly, this week, in Saskatoon when it appears someone deliberately peeled out on the Pride rainbow colours that were painted on a couple of downtown intersections. Now, the city committing to the endeavour may be in question only in terms of whether it had ever done anything similar for other special interest groups. Regardless, the intolerance such an act shows has no excuse especially because it inevitably generates a negative environment around a significant event in the city of Saskatoon.
An interesting date in radio history this month a dozen years ago in 2005. The broadcast regulator, the CRTC, approved applications for the introduction of satellite radio in Canada. The CRTC , which also licences and regulates this radio station, is the independent public authority established to promote and sustain Canadian culture and achieve social and economic objectives by regulating and supervising Canadian broadcasting and telecommunications in the public interest.
I’m glad to see that good old traditional radio, sometimes maligned by those who have a vested interest in spreading false rumours about our so-called decline as technology evolves, continues to be what Edison Research calls “very healthy”. A new “Share of Ear” study shows broadcast radio controls more than 3/5ths of Canadian listening. The survey was held to determine both the amount and nature of audio consumed by users in an average week.
Would you like to be rich and famous? Many would answer yes. As for me, I’d go for just the rich part if I had a choice. There’s too much baggage attached to being famous. Tiger Woods is the latest, best example. Famous people are really just people like you and me. They have their strengths and weaknesses. However, their weaknesses are paraded in the media for all to see. If Joe average citizen gets picked up for a DUI, the general public doesn’t find out.