I’ve got so many stories. It's time need to set my own straight. After sitting down and writing it out, I knew I wanted to share it with you. I'll warn you beforehand that this is a long read. 15 minutes, according to the internet. I tried to cut it back, but it's been a... Continue Reading →
Everything We Don’t Know About Premier Scott Moe’s Deadly 1997 Car Crash
(You should first read Part 1 here, and Part 2 here) There are so many questions about what exactly happened on the morning of May 28, 1997, at that intersection on a pancake-flat stretch of road east of Shellbrook, Saskatchewan. There are even more about what happened afterwards. First though let's establish a few things... Continue Reading →
Why & How Didn’t Steve Balog Know Scott Moe Killed His Mom?
Since Steve Balog's October 5, 2020, Facebook post revealed that until that point, he had been unaware that the man who was driving the truck that killed his mom was Scott Moe, the first question on people's lips has been "How could he NOT know?" Let's answer, as best we can, this question. I've grilled... Continue Reading →
Scott Moe’s Deadly Crash Isn’t the Problem. This Is the Problem.
For the past few weeks, the story of Joanne Balog's death as a result of a motor vehicle accident that was the fault of the other driver, Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, has been lingering against the backdrop of Saskatchewan's 2020 election campaign. Lingering, because it's a story that is almost too unwieldly, too troubling to... Continue Reading →
What To Do Before, During & After Your Business Gets COVID19
I'm doing this because there is just no way to predict if the Saskatchewan Health Region will name your business if it has had a run-in with the ‘Rona (aka COVID19,), whether through an employee testing positive or a customer later receiving a positive diagnosis. The result is thousands of Saskatchewan business owners, particularly small... Continue Reading →
Trying to Make Sense of Saskatchewan’s COVID-19 Modeling, AKA Educated Guess
If you're confused or overwhelmed by the influx of unsettling COVID-19 infection and death rate projections for Saskatchewan, you're not alone. So let's try to make some sense of it. COVID-19 modeling provides us with infection and death rate projections which are based on assumptions, which are based on variables. This process isn't unique to... Continue Reading →
Saskatchewan Gov’t Can & Should Be Moving Faster On COVID-19 Financial Relief
You're going to see a lot more headlines like this one in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix and Regina Leader Post. In fact, this one, as shocking as it is, will probably be pretty mild in hindsight. There is only so much the provincial government can do at this point to reverse the havoc the COVID-19... Continue Reading →
Saskatchewan Politics & Pandemic: Enough is Enough
Kind of struggling with what to write for this blog this week. I've got at least half a dozen drafts sitting behind the scenes, but I get sidetracked, or they feel outdated almost as soon as I write them. I also don't want to be adding political-noise to an environment where its currently unhelpful. Really,... Continue Reading →
Is the Govt of Saskatchewan Ready For a Pandemic? Well…
Like you, I've been side-eying the COVID-19 (coronavirus) maps, watching the virus creep inwards and upwards towards Saskatchewan from the east and west coasts of the United States. Also like (most of) you, I'm not panicking. I haven't stockpiled toilet paper. With a houseful of boys, two dogs and cat, I already stockpile Lysol wipes.... Continue Reading →
Ryan Meili is Awesome. Deal With It.
He's going to @%$#ing murder me for this. But I don't care. In fact, that's just one of the reasons Ryan is one of my good friends: he's super easy to get along with and gets over things quick. I (to the shock and surprise of many, I'm sure) am not really skilled at either.... Continue Reading →
Fixed Election Dates & Political Game-Playing
Yeah, I'm back to blogging (I think). More on that at a later date, including why I quit for a while and what I'm working on lately. For now, apologies for the mess around here. I am trying (and largely failing) to find the time to renovate. But as I started, mainly out of curiosity,... Continue Reading →
An Ad Running in Saskatchewan Says Residential School Trauma Is a Myth, & I’m Pretty Sure No One’s Noticed, Nevermind Concerned?
I'm back. A huge thank you to everyone who encouraged me to get back to blogging, and who kept your Patreon subscriptions active (if you didn't, I totally get it). I've been extremely tied down with a communications contract for the last five-ish months, and it was tempting, at times, just to shut this site... Continue Reading →