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(Featured image credit: @swbooster) Full disclosure – I bought a Saskatchewan NDP membership to vote in their leadership race. I bought a Saskatchewan Party membership to vote in their leadership race too. As of posting this, I have not yet voted in the Saskatchewan NDP leadership election. I also really like both Meili and Wotherspoon, …

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If the rumor mill is to be believed, Brad Wall reign as Premier of Saskatchewan may be drawing to a close. The current theory is that Wall will resign in 2018, allowing him the opportunity to lead the SaskParty through its 20th anniversary in September 2017, and celebrate his 10th anniversary as Premier in November 2017. It also …

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“In times of economic hardship such as we’re going through right now, libraries are used even more by people than they are in good times… with the cut-backs that the libraries have suffered, library boards have had to reduce the service that they’ve been able to provide to people. They’ve had to reduce their material …

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Recently a SaskParty Cabinet Minister – a really, really lovely person who I truly like – said to me, “You know, you could write something nice once in a while.” I want to. I really do. But after the SaskParty’s absolutely absurd behavior this week – and outright attempts to mislead us, it won’t be happening today. …

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There’s no doubt changes are coming to the way education is delivered in Saskatchewan. The status quo isn’t sustainable: funding for K-12 education in Saskatchewan has gone up 170% since 2008, while enrolment has only gone up 7%. What’s troubling is where that funding has gone, and what’s likely going to happen next. First, a bit of …

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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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This was supposed to be a very different post. With recent news of another oil spill in Saskatchewan, the spotlight is back on the regulation of our province’s extensive network of energy-industry pipelines, flowlines, wells and whatever else they use to extract and transport the stuff we rely on. This time the spill was on …

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On December 8th, 2016 the Provincial Auditor (PA) of Saskatchewan released her year-end report. The PA’s office generates two (giant) reports per year, one in June and one in December, plus any ad hoc reports she’s asked to deliver. The mid-year report and the year-end report each cover a plethora of issues involving all things Government of Saskatchewan, …

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“…did not find evidence of conflicts of interest, or indications of fraud or wrongdoing.” Sound familiar? That’s the line from the Saskatchewan Auditor that the provincial government has used over 60 times – in the last two weeks! – in the Saskatchewan Legislature, to defend their government from the increasing towering stack of evidence that …

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In Saskatoon, few pieces of real estate have stirred as much controversy and debate as the Lighthouse. The building, located on the corner of Saskatoon’s 20th St E and 2nd Avenue, was constructed in 1905 as the Empire Hotel, then changed hands in the 1960s, when the original brick exterior was renovated with the tile and marble …

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