Covid 19, Ukraine and So Much SnowThis Year!
by Scott A. Sumner
As I am writing this column and looking out my window the snow is piled so high you wonder how long it will take to melt!>It’s spring and we just received over 50 cm of fresh wet snow. The neighbourhood is full of the sounds of snowblowers in operation. There is no grass in sight and it’s difficult to shovel or ride my snowmobile even with a long track. Snowmobiling in fresh deep snow is fun and tests your skills as a rider. The wet snow is more challenging. The snow shoveling is good exercise.
We seem to be turning the corner on COVID 19 at least according to some. Mask requirements were lifted to some extent in Ontario and most people are vaccinated so that’s a good thing. I think I’ll still wear my mask in some indoor settings for awhile which is each persons prerogative. Always remember YOU are responsible for your health so do what feels right for you. Good health is our greatest gift. The world is still experiencing Covid 19 variants and who really knows what we can expect in the coming months.
The business community still has a long way to go to get back to normal operations. Supply chain disruption is still a big thing for many. Have a look around at some car lots where they have little to sell. The local airport travel I understand is at about 40% of previous levels with fewer flights per day. That is an economic indicator of our economy as well.
The war in Ukraine is so sad and unnecessary. The world had enjoyed some relative peace for a good period of time but that is gone now. Seeing the utter devastation of many parts of Ukraine is really heartbreaking and I’m glad Canada and most of the world is doing as much as possible to help. It’s hard to know what to expect in the weeks ahead but lets hope for peace and the ability for the Ukrainian people to get their lives back.