Taking it on the chin! Yes, Canadian athletes took the brunt of unfair criticism at the Beijing Olympics. In fact, during the first week of competition, the critics, including the general public, were complaining about a lack of medals.
Our hearts go out to the family of the man who was killed in the Columbus Hotel fire and to the families of the two men who are still missing. The fire was indeed tragic. What makes it even more tragic is those who resided in the hotel were likely somewhat down on their luck. For those who survived, they are left without a home. Our local social services are trying to help those who have been displaced.