Here are some media links that I hope will get your mental corn popping.
Our provincial government is cutting everything. Nurses, arts funding, education, they even cancelled OHIP coverage for out of Canada health issues (not that we had extensive coverage, but we had some) … here are just three of the distressing articles that have come out in the past week:
- Stephen Cook reports on the mess Doug Ford’s cuts to libraries is causing. The Globe and Mail
- And Chris Dawson interviews North Bay teachers affected by education cuts. The Northern Life/Sudbury.com
- Finally, the CBC reports on the cancellation of the program that aimed to plant 50 million trees.
Those of you who don’t live in Ontario, let alone Canada, may wonder why you should care. It’s just one more conservative government making the average citizen’s life worse in the name of fiscal responsibility (read catering to big business). See any familiar themes?
The World Wildlife Fund assesses Canada’s protected habitats and finds them wanting. What we could be doing better to protect endangered habitat and species and prevent climate change at the same time.
In the good news column: Autumn Peltier named chief water commissioner by Anishnabek Nation. CBC
SciShow Space looks at how life might evolve without liquid water
David Robson: the dreams you can’t remember may never have occurred. The Atlantic
Emily Dreyfuss: you’re not getting enough sleep, and it’s killing you. Wired
Simon Makin explains how ketamine changes a depressed person’s brain. Scientific American
SciShow Psych: depression isn’t just a chemical imbalance
And that was your thoughty Thursday for the week.
This weekend, I’ll be posting my next chapter update for April. I’ve had to admit defeat and reorganize my plans for the year. Come on by and see what’s been going on in this writer’s life.
Until then, be well!