The numbers tell the tale.
Ah, language — I spend most of my days wrapped up in it, struggling to find the best way to communicate. Trying to find a lexicon plain enough to be widely understood, yet particular and detailed enough to make subtle, careful distinctions between things.
Across the Atlantic provinces, we’re familiar with the occasional bout of unpredictable and violent weather. The question, sometimes, seems more like, “whose turn is it this time?” than anything else.
Some things just don’t add up.
This week, the Canadian Centre for Health Information complied information for CBC News that spells out that provincial governments in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador spent $52 million on opioid prescriptions in the five years between 2010 and 2015.
It seems that when you get my age you seem to hear the phrase, “B’y, this growing old sucks.” And I am inclined to agree with this, but then someone comes up with, “It sure beats the hell out of the alternative.”
Food for thought.