London, ON, February 2009 [Click to embiggen]
Shout out to Toronto, 200-ish kms to the east, as it settles in to a strike by 30,000 public service workers that has shut down rec centres, daycare, sports fields, pools and, sadly, garbage collection.
London endured a lengthy garbage strike a few years back, and our kids still remember having to drive the garbage in the back of our minivan to a nearby park, where friendly city managers helped us remove it from the vehicle before it began to leak. Good times.
As if this isn't enough, workers at Ontario's booze stores, known as the LCBO, are on the verge of striking as well. It's a double whammy of badness:
- Canada's largest city festering in hot, humid weather with fetid garbage stinking up the already-choked urban atmosphere.
- A complete lack of alcoholic escape from the misery.
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(But if I were a betting person, I'd say there may be an extra green entry before then. Just because...)