I’ve paid my dues.
No, I’m not referring to my 38 years as a journalist … listening and reporting the remarks/ideas/lies of politicians … reason enough to deserve a break!
I’m talking about the 10 days we just endured in Vancouver … a city paralysed, its residents snowed in, most of them abandoned by city crews for days , making us risk accidents and injuries trying to navigate unplowed streets (10,000 calls to ICBC from Vancouver drivers) , or horribly hazardous for those just needing to walk/cross a street, even downtown, slip sliding away … under the worst conditions I’ve ever seen in Vancouver and , by far, below acceptable standards in any of the other five cities I’ve lived in across the country … despite this city’s HUGE high-end tax base, all the hot air from the Green/COPE/NDP-dominated City Hall … and our ever-escalating record-high residential property taxes.
I’ve paid my dues … or at least my advance tax bill!
So I’m travelling … heading off to warmer climes.
The politicians can rest easy … for a few weeks. The blog will be down till mid-February … and, due to very limited internet access, so will the Comments.
Stay warm … and dry … and motivated to help make things better.