Lessons From the Formation of Alberta’s Single Health Region (Alternate Title: Blurred Lines)

“At its core, health is about people… complex interactions among many individuals and organizations, requiring effective working relationships…(which) depend on people respecting each other’s roles and responsibilities, understanding how they relate to each other, and committing to work collaboratively towards shared goals.” – Alberta’s Health Task Force Report, 2012 The Saskatchewan government is amalgamating our […]

Cash-For-Access Fundraising Is a Massive Problem in Saskatchewan

We need to talk about the SaskParty selling access to the Premier, because it’s out-of-f**king-control. In spring 2016, the Globe and Mail ran a series of stories on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and her provincial Liberal party’s cash-for-access fundraising schemes, which entailed selling tickets for exclusive, high-priced, elbow-rubbing events to that province’s well-heeled individuals, corporations and lobbyists. The ensuing scandal […]

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 […]

Is This True? Saskatoon’s Holiday Park Golf Course.

Is this for real? Does the City of Saskatoon’s Holiday Park golf course really keep their drinking fountains running constantly? The “dirty coal” bit isn’t helpful, but if this is true, it’s ridiculous. I’m no environmentalist, but it seems exceedingly wasteful… a literal drain on both resources and utilities. Call your City Councilor.

The Only Story On Charlie Clark That Matters

I was out of the country on holidays, and super-slammed since we got back, so things have been pretty slow around here. I do have a pretty good piece (IMO) coming soon. Meantime, I wanted to take a quick minute to share the only story that matters from Saskatoon City Councilor Charlie Clark’s announcement, held earlier […]