Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I just wanted to speak on the impact that the HRM Metro Transit strike is having on both the CREATIVE START OPEN STUDIO and TIME FRAMES PROGRAMS. To date both programs have now been postponed going on five weeks. As a transit user myself, and the facilitator of the programs, I have had to walk quite a bit but because I carry some thirty pounds of art supplies to the programs there is no way that I can walk and taking a cab is not an option. It is however the program participants in these two programs, and program participants in many others around the city that have been left out in the cold so to speak. I have also seen first hand how this strike is affecting peoples physical and mental health. There has not been enough dialogue between the two sides but far too much propaganda. There has to be another way to resolve this.