Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
The G20 Summit was held in Toronto this weekend and leading up to this has been one major question - Why Toronto? One of the busiest cities in the world hosting an event such as this....????
Google G20 Toronto protests and many returns appear. Yesterday in Toronto was tense and unfortunately those 1,000s of peaceful protesters had their message overshadowed and lost by several splinter groups (Black Bloc) bent on vandalism and hooliganism, all in the name of anarchy. The very huge police and security force in Toronto responded, in many cases to a frightening degree. By the end of today approximately 600 people have been arrested and/or detained. After following the news today and several news sites, many of these arrests appear to be unwarranted and unnecessary.
Overreaction by the police/security forces? Definitely some questions will have to be answered and in the meantime I'm filled with a sense of sadness.
This is not the Canada and Toronto that I know and love. The video below, taken during a peaceful protest today made me want to cry. The protesters, completely hemmed in by police (some in riot gear) are singing "O Canada"..........and are charged by the police.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Lots of confusion in the Toronto and greater Toronto area as we are not used to earth tremblors. No major damage was reported although some buildings in Ottawa (close to the epi-center) did report shattered windows. Some buildings in Toronto and other cities were evacuated until it could be determined there was no structural damage.
An interesting and thankfully benign event to experience.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I've been off the computer as much as possible the last couple of days and am hoping tomorrow to catch up on my blogging. Had a migraine on Wednesday and then Thursday, yesterday and today........
Yep, the carpal tunnel in my right wrist really started acting up again - aching, pain, numbness, tingling - the whole enchilada.
I have been reading blogs that I follow, just haven't been leaving comments and am hoping that with this rest (and the brace), I can get back to a bit of it tomorrow.
Hoping everyone is having an awesome weekend. Weather here today was gorgeous!