In the pre-Porter days, if you consider the trip out to Pearson, the wait time once there, the actual flight time to Montreal and the commute time to downtown Montreal, the improvements to VIA would have been a significant improvement.
No one is willfully blind to automobile accidents or deaths. The obsession that you cite (gun crime and terrorism) are moral panics largely supported by sensationalist media or by politicians or activists seeking attention for their pet concern. That's not to say that gun crime or terrorism are...
Actually, the first stories about this were in the news quite a few weeks back.
I know someone who worked at a transfer station, and he told me it was routine practice to direct organics to garbage. He also mentioned it was a disgusting job, which is why he quit.
I so agree. The thought of sending telegraph message via Morse code across the Atlantic makes want to cry out Gutta percha.
I'll just have to settle for another afternoon paper come September. I'm sure they'll be easy to find - littering the seats and floors of the subway.
You can chalk that up largely to the cooler summer and lower industrial demands.
Coal-fired power - with the latest scrubber technology - will always be there as a viable source for electrical generation.
Sorry, but improving the technology will come nowhere near replacing the generation produced by present nuclear power facilities. That's not an argument to avoid doing so, but merely a statement of fact.
You would need new hydro projects to add to generation.