Saturday, November 22, 2014

After the Truck Hit

I met this wonderful lady at Chapters yesterday as she was promoting her book "After the Truck Hit."

On a bookmark promoting her book she writes, "After being hit by a semi truck when she ran onto a highway in Estevan, SK, Jennifer Kuchinka shares her story of the accident that left her with a permanent brain injury.  She tells how she recovered and created a new life as a single parent, committed to raising awareness of postpartum depression and acquired brain injury."

As Jennifer tells it, this is an amazing story.  I encourage my readers to consider buying her book.  It is a wonderful story of courage, hope and healing.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Transparency Act: How does it work?


Signal lights have no meaning in Regina.  If you want to make a lane change then just go for it because if you signal drivers just speed up so you can't make the lane change.  On the other hand when you are in a merge lane speeding up to merge into a right lane on the highway drivers in the right lane will not move over, slow down, speed up, or move to the left lane to allow you to merge into the right lane.

Then drivers will sit at an intersection waiting to make a right turn apparently unaware that they can turn safely into the merge lane and then move into any other lane once they are up to speed.  Have they no idea how to use the merge lane?

It is time for the police to start handing out tickets for bad driving and not just speeding tickets and stupid U turns at controlled intersections.

Driving in Regina is an adventure.  No wonder there are so many accidents?

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Canadian Fighter Jets

CTV news reported that Canadian fighter jets went on a four hour mission over Iraq on their first strikes against ISIS targets.  The strikes were reported to be near the Iraqi city of Fallujah.  The Canadian jets apparently knocked out five bulldozers and a dump truck. The Canadian jets are reported to be dropping 500 pound bombs.  Keep in mind these are larger than hand grenades.

Now I don't claim to know anything about the tactics of war against ISIS by the coalition forces.  And I suppose CTV is only reporting what they are told by the Government of Canada or Canada's Armed Forces.

Regardless, there is something wrong in this news story when it leads Canadians to believe that our Canadian fighter jets (CF18 Hornet's) took four hours with 500 pound bombs to only knock out five bulldozers and a dump truck.  More...