Dead Chickens and American Lobbyists: Just Two Things 2017 Sask Budget Could Have Cut, but Didn’t

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 […]

The Curious Story Of How Immigrants Have Funded Saskatchewan’s Homebuilding Industry.

Assisting a family member through the process of downsizing to a condo, I stumbled across the HeadStart On a Home (HSOH) program. Curious and a bit perplexed, primarily because I couldn’t figure out who was getting the HeadStart,  I decided to look into it further. Here’s what I found. HeadStart On a Home is a Saskatchewan government program funded […]

Think the Husky Oil Spill Will Be the Downfall of Premier Brad Wall? Think Again.

Premier Brad Wall is taking a digital beating, especially on social media, for his response, or perceived lack thereof, to The Husky Oil Spill into the North Saskatchewan River. Just search the term ‘husky oil spill’ or good ol’ ‘#skpoli’ on Twitter, and you’ll see an infinite stretch of aggressive, hateful vitriol directed Wall’s way, extending right back to […]

“It takes a village (of Saskatchewan taxpayers) to raise a startup”: 7 Reasons Giving $3Mil to Skip the Dishes Was a Terrible Idea.

I love Skip the Dishes. Use(d) it all the time. Restaurants have a love/hate relationship with Skip. Those that love it claim it has drastically increased their take-out business. Others aren’t so thrilled, stating that they’re serving the same customers they did before, but losing the 15 per cent (often their profit margin) to Skip they […]

Soft Jazz & Scented Candles: We Need To Talk About The Sask Party HQ Vandal.

This video has bugged me since the day it was released: Last night some jackwagon vandalized @SaskParty HQ w/graffiti. If you recog said jackwagon please call @reginapolice pic.twitter.com/yKONmUJdkp — Brad Wall (@BradWall306) March 6, 2016 Sure, for the obvious reason – vandalism is stupid. But last night, talking with some Sask Party-faithful friends, I learned I wasn’t […]