My country is flooded and on fire

Hello Internet, it’s Tuesday, May 17th, and I’ve been watching the news.

Watching the news is a dangerous thing for a person like me. As well-informed as I like to pretend I am, I would in fact be very happy to never hear about war, or natural disasters, or cheating ex-Holywood governors of California. The adage is true: ignorance is bliss.

Probably the thing that is upsetting me the most is the flooding in Manitoba, juxtaposed against the fire in Slave Lake.

Now, I get the basics of Canadian geography (ie: there is a whole province between Manitoba and Alberta, and provinces here are the size of entire countries elsewhere). And I don’t have any friends or family in either place. But it seems so wasteful to destroy with both water and fire, when one could be the solution to the other if only they were a bit closer to each other.