At Mike Jackson's blog, I learned that there's another distressing trend of our government -- once again, the move is on to automate lighthouses and fire the staff.
Dunno how often any of you go past a manned lighthouse, but those who do are very aware of the difference between an automated lighthouse and one where a live human being is present. Usually the lighthouse keeper is working with a spouse and sometimes children, to make sure that the duties are all met.
If you need more convincing, check out the history of the lights at Pacheena and Bamfield, or maybe the wreck of the Valencia.
Then maybe you'll click on the link below to sign a virtual petition, or write to your Member of Parliament. (No stamps needed to write to MPs!)