1 RENTERS HAVE NO CHARACTER Who will protect us against the scourge of deadbeats who pay monthly rents to respectable landlords? Sounds like we can rely on Regina’s
usual NIMBY xenophobe mob civic-minded neighbourhood activists: “Reginans are watching, and are stepping into the spotlight in defence of their neighbourhoods,” says the L-P article*. Sounds good to me because people who rent are definitely NOT “Reginans” who live in “neighbourhoods”. Everyone knows that if you don’t own property in this town, you’re not really a citizen of Regina.
*Which also features a cartoonishly bad photo of Ward 2 councillor Bob Hawkins.
2 RALLY FOR A WRONGED BRIDE The transgender woman refused service at a Saskatoon bridal salon gets some much-deserved support. This reminds me a little of the case of a gay couple in Seattle who were refused service at a florist. And I just so happen to have a link to a thoughtful piece on that right here.
3 INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS ARE MAKING THE ARCTIC OCEAN MORE ACIDIC, WHICH WILL HAVE GIGANTIC YET UNKNOWN AFFECTS ON MARINE LIFE It’s terrifying and you should read all about it.
4 SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS DON’T TRUST THE SYSTEM Well, maybe the system isn’t trustworthy.
THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT The first census produced without mandatory long form results will debut this week. On the bright side, the inherentl fucked-upedness of this census has taught statisticians new tricks. On the downside, businesses and public planners will have access to fewer facts because the idiot Harper government screwed up the census.
SOMEHOW THIS EXCELLENT THINGY WAS NEVER POSTED TO DOG BLOG The oversight is corrected!