Reporting some good news on what "we the people" want.
In a recent protest/panel discussion with our local school board regarding the notion of shutting down all of the public schools in rural southern Alberta (Wheatland County) and building one central school in the middle of a field (literally), we have done what we set out to do. For the time being at least.
In a rash decision, somehow the board thought this might be a good idea. It's not. It might be one day, but that day is not in our near future. The vote day was last Thursday and the decision was made to suspend this project indefinitely. Not the best it could have turned out, but good enough for now.
I'm looking to join the local steering board to start thinking about how we can avoid this in the future and be in constant contact with our local education board to understand what they face, and what might have been some of the circumstances that might have affected a decision like this.
The good news is that the people spoke, and the elected officials listened. Thank you to the Wheatland School Board. You have made the right decision.
Back to the fluff that is usually found here. Check out the wacked weather we've had. I took this picture while standing in beautiful sunshine, while facing one of the darkest clouds I've ever seen. Notice the blue sky reflected in the office windows. The lighting was incredible and I wish I had more time to wonder around and see what other cool pics might be had. Oh well. At least had my picture machine with me.