It happens. Despite being prepared, safe and vigilant, oil spills can happen. But, the spill that occurred in St. Paul last week was maybe a little more odd and in the end, unnerving than other small spills that occur in the industry.
Albertans spoke out loudly last week, giving previously unelected Jim Prentice a resounding victory with four byelection wins; for himself, for his previously unelected health minister and education minister in Edmonton and Calgary respectively, and a fourth seat in Calgary for police Sgt. Mike Ellis.
Terror struck home last week, as we watched a gunman attack the very symbol of Canada’s democracy in Parliament Hill last Wednesday. And while tragedy struck for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was slain by the gunman who stormed the Hill, the attack served as a reminder for the need for Canada to remain ever vigilant and prepared for the possibility of future terrorist acts.
If there's one issue that always seems to rile people and which everyone has a horror story to one-up the other, it's in the field of health care. This is not surprising, as good health is of paramount importance to all of us.