In the News – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good

This editorial appeared in the New York Times in early January.  There are many serious challenges in the world, but the editorial points out a number of examples to illustrate that the world in general was better off in 2018 than ever before.

Why 2018 was the Best Year in Human History

The Bad

Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit is the only hospital in Nunavut.  Due to security concerns, it recently announced that it would no longer allow homeless people to spend the night in its waiting room area.  Apparently the hospital emergency area was a well-known back-up for those in Iqaluit who are too intoxicated to enter shelters, or who have fled home, or been kicked out late at night.

Iqaluit Hospital No Longer Providing Shelter to Homeless

A hospital is not a shelter, but the question is where are those who relied on the warmth of the hospital emergency room to go?  The new may be a bit better because the Qajuqturvik Food Centre is stepping up to help.

The Risky

Incidents of drones coming too close to aircraft are increasing, and as such, the risk of serious incident is also on the rise.  The federal government has announced new drone safety regulations, but aviation industry insiders tell us that they remain concerned that the rules may not go far enough and more technology could be deployed to reduce risks.

Canada’s New Drone Safety Regulations

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