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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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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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Disclosure: Writing this, I got to know a few of the farmers discussed below, and they got to know me, including what I really do to pay the bills – public relations (sadly, blog-writing is not the financial golden goose you’d think it would be) (sarcasm). We entered into a contract earlier this month wherein I agreed to consult …

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