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Somewhere in the waters just off the southernmost tip of South Africa, a loaded cargo ship is going nowhere. The NM Cherry Blossom and its 50000 ton cargo of phosphate was seized by a South African court on May 7, 2017.  Exporting natural resources is routine in most places, but most places aren’t the Western Sahara. The last remaining …

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Even before the Saskatchewan budget came down last week, the cuts were coming down in full force. Take the privatization of government janitorial services, a measure that put over 250 people out of work, while reducing the $1.2 billion deficit by…0.3%. Sure – maybe you think janitorial services should have been privatized a long time ago. I wouldn’t necessarily …

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I wanted to title this post ‘Saskatchewan Budget 2017: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’, but it didn’t work out, because there’s nothing good about it. If I had stayed with that theme, I could have gone with something like ‘Saskatchewan Budget 2017: A Little Bit Okay and OMG ARE YOU %#@& SERIOUS?!’ It’s pretty …

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We can all agree on one thing, so let’s start there: Saskatchewan is broke. Okay, two things – we all know resource revenues are low. Oil prices plunged two years ago, in January 2015, and have stayed low ever since. The potash market is stagnant. But this notion, peddled by the Saskatchewan government, that our …

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Cause they (probably) have insurance. Last week Prince Albert media reported that “Husky would be setting up an insurance claims centre in P.A. to help residents and businesses file for reimbursement”. Residents and business owners were invited to a boardroom at the Prince Albert Travelodge to meet with adjusters of Braemar Adjusting – notably, not with …

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So Husky has refused to speak to media and/or provide an actual human being to share any real meaningful information on the Saskatchewan oil spill, but they’re going to show up at a gas station tomorrow to do just that? With the Premier? Okie doke. I guess that’s one way of doing it. I wonder if the Premier …

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In 2012 the Saskatchewan auditor’s report revealed that the provincial government did not have appropriate measures in place to ensure compliance with relevant pipeline regulations and legislation: “Our audit concluded that for the year ended October 31, 2011, the Ministry (of Energy and Resources, now Economy) did not have effective processes to ensure full compliance with The …

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So this news item seemingly fell through the cracks over the Canada Day long weekend. In Saskatchewan, anyway. From the Australian Financial Review, June 30 2016: “Potash Corp, the world’s second-largest producer of its namesake fertiliser, (stock) is rallying amid rumors of a possible takeover of the Saskatchewan-based company… A bid may come from any of the company’s …

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Last Friday the news broke that Cenovus, a Calgary-based oil company formerly known as Encana, sent an email to Saskatoon Star Phoenix/Regina Leader Post reporter DC Fraser, stating that they had never had a contract with SaskPower to purchase 100 per cent of the CO2 produced by the 1.4 billion dollar Boundary Dam 3 carbon …

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