Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Covering the Impact of the transit lockout 

CBC Saskatoon is doing a good job covering the impact of the transit lockout. Today there are two stories -- this one: Saskatoon transit lockout affects high school attendance:

Of the more than 300 people that are registered students at Oskayak High School, more than half missed class on Wednesday...the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools board is looking into hiring a bus to pick students up from an area where the greatest number of absentees live. The buses can carry 72 passengers, but if more students need a ride to Oskayak, they may look into acquiring a second bus.

In the meantime, some staff members from other Catholic schools are going out of their way to get students to school.
and this story: Transit lockout hitting Sheena Bird's family hard

Bird said the city's decision to shut down bus service might force her to keep her son out of school.

"Usually I have to drop him off and then I take the bus to work after I drop him off early," Bird said. "But now I can't get him to school at 9 and be at work at 9. I have to now walk an hour to get to work."

...Bird's husband is walking about 45 minutes to work.
The Star Phoenix is doing an abysmal job -- a "both sides are to blame" editorial a day ago which I cannot link to because it is not online; and no other coverage today at all.  Great leadership!

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