I live at the very edge of the city. I'm surrounded by a semi-rural looking landscape. Most days all I hear is bird song and the wind. At night I can see the stars. Deer, raccoons, rabbits, and coyote play in my yard.
This is what my bus stop looks like this summer.
Today as I waited for the bus I was entertained by a charm of Goldfinches.
Today on my way to visit Dad at the Rehabilitation Centre as I pass the CBC building on Summer St. I waved to the locked out CBC Union members walking the sidewalk. I remember how much it meant to have public support when I was on strike last year. Our Union picketed for issues are very similar to those of the CBC union members - contracting out. Basically most people just want do the job they love and know they have security in a full time position.
I've been a CBC addict for all my life I don't recall listening to anything but CBC Radio One. No does the news better the CBC, I always go to the CBC website for all things Canadian and to see what is happening in the world.
My radio is now silent. I'm appalled that the CBC management can replay a broadcast from previous months calling it the best of CBC during this labour disruption. To think that not only the writing, and the technical skills, but the very voice and personality of a host belong to the corporation.You walk a picket line yet your voice and distinctive laugh can be used by the management to pretend it is "business as usual". (This was the quote the company PR person spouted during our strike.)
There are a number of Blogs set up by the locked out CBC employees. There are even Podcasts.
A few Blogs of interest:
If you see the locked out CBC employees picketing, beep your horns or wave as you go by, stop and say hello, let them know you support them, it really does make a difference.
I found the logo at Lectio.ca however I believe the orginal design (padlock/CBC logo) may be Tod Maffin's
Wondering where to get the news now on the East Coast.