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It seems like just yesterday that I was sitting on my patio at the lake one hot August morning, learning that the rumours were true: Brad Wall was resigning. It’s been a long, gruelling campaign – a marathon ran at a sprint’s pace – and as much as I’ve given candidates a hard time, they …

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Let’s establish parameters around the notion of political patronage, and why it matters. Political patronage occurs when a person is rewarded – usually through favors, appointments to public office or boards, or by receiving contracts or grants –  for supporting a specific party and/or politician by campaigning for them, or through financial donations. To be clear: patronage is …

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Check out Part 2 here on the candidate’s positions on the Global Transportation Hub (GTH). Six candidates are vying to fill Wall’s shoes after his January 28, 2018 departure: former Saskatoon city councillor and justice minister Gord Wyant; former Grant Devine staffer and controversially, the current head of Saskatchewan’s civil service, Alanna Koch; rural MLA …

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WHAT’S THAT? WHAT? SPEAK UP I CAN’T HEAR YOU OH SORRY YOU WANT ME TO STOP YELLING okay that’s fine why didn’t you just say so. For the love of all that is holey Ken Cheveldayoff’s social media needs to stop hollering at us in ALL CAPS. OH REALLY THAT’S NICE DID YOU USE YOUR …

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(Sorry, everytime I see the word Balgonie I think of the many sandwiches of my youth.) I’m not going to pretend I have any answers on this one, but I do have a bunch of questions. Once upon a time, the intersection at the Town of Balgonie’s Main Street and Highway 1 was a death …

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Roundup… get it? Because rural. If there’s a tractor in Saskatchewan that a SaskParty leadership candidate hasn’t tried to wedge themselves into over the past week or two, I’d be surprised. First, some housekeeping: I’m calling this Week 2 of the SaskParty leadership race. It’s probably not, but that feels about right to me, so …

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As predicted, Premier Brad Wall has stepped down, sparking a Saskatchewan Party leadership race that promises to be as bloody as it is divisive, with candidates getting their buses ready to drive over anyone whose actions (past or present) threaten their chances at the top spot. Sask. Party brass are doing everything they can to …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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