30 October 2008

Easy come... easy go

"They told us they didn't suffer long."
What the hell is that... the moral of the story?
The Canadian Press reported that the shed was on the same property where a house burned down less than a month ago in a suspicious fire.
Let's chew on that one for a little while.

Another senseless waste of life.


RELATED: Somebody help me out here
"The rate of deaths from injuries is 3 to 4 times higher for Aboriginal children than for other children in Canada."

Source: Government of Canada (2002) Healthy Canadians – A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2002. Ottawa: Health Canada.

LAST WORD: The numbers don't lie
-- VICTORIA -- First Nations people on reserves die in house fires five or six times more often than the rest of the country, Canada's director of fire protection services said Thursday. "The reserves are bad."

The council's 2002 report on Fire Losses in Canada, the most recent available, showed a fatality rate on reserves nearly four times that for the rest of Canada. There were 3.7 deaths per 100,000 people on reserves that year compared to one death per 100,000 in Canada.

The average death rate on reserves for the decade ending in 2002 was more than seven times the national average.