-Outlaw Snowy Bear and Jamie
It was a nice warm evening, and I got together with about 80 other of Regina’s finest people to make our voices (and our pots and pans) heard on 13th Ave. What started as a student protest in Quebec, has grown into a national protest against a draconian Charest government who has outlawed Constitutional Rights and Freedoms. Even if you don’t agree with the student’s demand for maintaining low tuition, you have to agree that laws that limit public gathering are no where near Canadian or acceptable in a free society. I hope many more than only 80 people attend the next in Regina, and the Charest government backs down, because Canadian citizens must not.
Music is in the ear of the pot-holder.
In sidewalk gossip, I heard that Connaught School has crumbling bricks, so the 100 year old building would cost $23M to fix, and a few million less to tear down and build something less historic and with a shorter planned life. Humans really went awry with some of our building techniques over the last 60 years or so, even putting asbestos into drinking water pipes that may fail at any time in many Regina neighbourhoods. A longer term vision is required than treating every building project as an emergency, and treating everything from the 1900s as passe or unfit for the future.