I am blessed to have beautiful mountain hiking trails literally right outside my back door. A week or so ago, while IM chatting with a friend, I mentioned that we'd had a few bear visits to the neighbourhood again this spring.
Yesterday, a talented athlete and mom in her mid-30's was attacked and killed by a grizzly about 1.5 kms down the trail from my back door.
Our tiny community is just stunned. I've got more to say, but I just can't do it tonight. I feel just sick.
I will say, though, that I'm also disgusted with the story that's online at canada.com for reasons I'll get into later. But for now...
How about editing your on-line work, you idiots?? Below is a screenshot of the first part of the story.
Note the nice big headline. Only problem is... Calgary is over a hundred kilometres from here. (Note the dateline of the story.) The attack most assuredly didn't take place in Calgary, as the story itself clearly states. Morons. I've written for, and worked in, newsrooms. This would never have got past a 'real' editor. To add insult to injury though? Look at how the name of the paper is spelled just under the headline! Guess the real Calgary Herald didn't want to be associated with such careless dreck. (They fucked up the name of the paper in the copyright notice at the bottom of the article too.)
Bah, I'll pick the rest of that horseshit apart tomorrow. Right now I'm still too stunned. I'm going to bed.