The horrible occasions of Saturday night time put Edmonton on the world stage in a means we by no means needed to be.
We have seen the stories of different terrorist assaults around the globe, however they’ve at all times been solely as shut as your chosen type of media.
Now, a terrorist act has hit house with a bang.
It began with a automotive assault that hit a police barricade and injured an officer.
I instantly considered my journey to Boston this summer time, to see the tall ships parade.
The metropolis that lived by the marathon bombing was prepared.
Every aspect avenue that led to the harbor viewing space was blocked to site visitors by large items of snow or earthmoving tools, an officer perched on high preserve watch.
To even cross the road we needed to undergo a checkpoint and be searched.
While we should stay calm within the face of this assault, and let the investigation take its course, there might be elevated safety round venues that entice large crowds.
We stated, “Thank you” after we had been searched, and the response was, “If you see something, say something.”
May all of us be vigilant however not vigilante. Let me know what you suppose.
Bob Layton is the information supervisor of the Corus Edmonton group of radio stations and a commentator for Global News.
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