Montreal Simon: The Con Oil Pimp Brad Wall Declares War on Central Canada

Oh great. Just what this broken bleeding country needs. Another Con oil pimp like Brad Wall, the Premier of Saskatchewan.Sweeping out of the West to declare war on Central Canada. Read more »

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Protesting Censorship in Sask will get you Censored

A Swift Current person censored a dancer criticizing the Saskatchewan Government. The Premier’s home is Swift Current. A recording is available and is not really work safe. Rosie Bitts Interrupted at Chautauqua via Soundcloud

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Smoke ‘Em If You’ve Got Trees

We’ve only hand planted trees (and their heirs), but we also have smoke. If "forest fires" or "smoke" isn't trending in #YQR right now, what the heck are people looking at? It's like NYC smoggy when smoke blows in — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) June 29, 2015 In just the last couple of hours, Regina has ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Pelly Museum Fire

I was last in Pelly in 2007 and never got into the museum there. <a href=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/saskboy/18600893238&#8243; title=”Pelly Museum and caboose panorama 2007 by saskboy, on Flickr”><img src=”https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/527/18600893238_6793b30696_c.jpg&#8221; width=”800″ height=”295″ alt=”Pelly Museum and caboose panorama 2007″></a> Today it lost that museum to a fire. I also was outside it in 2006.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saving Canada $90,000,000/year not worth Wall’s “effort”

“The Senate is never going to run properly and it’s never going to be worth the money we put into it. So it should be scrapped.” .@PremierBradWall Couldn't SK start the constitutional amendment process by proposing and adopting an amendment to abolish the Senate? — Mike Burton (@Mikefromregina) June 9, 2015 Wall continues… “I’m not ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Canada Needa a Real National Autism Strategy: Exhibit #1 Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is Exhibit #1 In the Case for a REAL National Autism Strategy Canada has long needed a REAL National Autism Strategy, one which includes coverage of autism in medicare to ensure that children with autism disorders received treatment for their autism disorders regardelss of which province their  parents live in. One of the most ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Canada Needa a Real National Autism Strategy: Exhibit #1 Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is Exhibit #1 In the Case for a REAL National Autism Strategy Canada has long needed a REAL National Autism Strategy, one which includes coverage of autism in medicare to ensure that children with autism disorders received treatment for their autism disorders regardelss of which province their  parents live in. One of the most ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Canada Needa a Real National Autism Strategy: Exhibit #1 Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan is Exhibit #1 In the Case for a REAL National Autism Strategy Canada has long needed a REAL National Autism Strategy, one which includes coverage of autism in medicare to ensure that children with autism disorders received treatment for their autism disorders regardelss of which province their  parents live in. One of the most ...

Accidental Deliberations: Apparently they’ll let anybody blather away on the intertoobz

Here, for instance, is me chatting with Paul Dechene. (And to correct myself, the impending provincial election is the second under fixed election dates – though the first where it’s lining up with an associated federal election.)

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: CVAF Can Visualize Angry Flames

It was the Cathedral Village Arts Festival today, a crowded street fair down 13th Avenue in Regina. It was hot, and it didn’t rain (like it does many years). I saw tons of people I knew, and many stopped by to talk at the Regina Car Share Co-op booth where I was volunteering. One of ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: This Isn’t Going To Work #skpoli

.@laurengolosky Why isn't the Environment Minister up to speed on #climatechange? It's basic knowledge for Environment portfolio. #skpoli — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) May 21, 2015 It’s 2015, and the entire effing cabinet should understand perfectly that climate change is a serious economic and environmental problem that’s overdue to be tackled. New SK environment minister Herb ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Ontario Made $226.00 on Diamond Royalty

And I thought Saskatchewan/Alberta’s oil royalties were too low. I wonder how much we make on salt, compared to Ontario.

The Canadian Progressive: Energy East pipeline: Maude Barlow raises alarm in Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Beginning April 11, communities along TransCanada’s proposed Energy East route in Manitoba and Saskatchewan will hear why the pipeline is all risk and little reward for them. The post Energy East pipeline: Maude Barlow raises alarm in Saskatchewan and Manitoba appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Solar Install

I’ve been installing solar panels (or more accurately watching them being installed) this week. Photos and details to come soon. .@SaskWind I just added 2.1KW of #solar to garage roof. On grid this month. #powertogrow pic.twitter.com/gBqAdX0xFM — Saskboy K. (@saskboy) April 9, 2015

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: SaskParty Avoids Clean Energy Boom

Saskatchewan leadership leaves a lot to be desired. Many people here are excited about how “strong” Saskatchewan is, thanks to SaskParty propaganda. We’ve also the strongest carbon air pollution per capita in the world, but few tend to talk about that here. Times are good, they’re good for me, and most of my friends (the ...

centre of the universe: Be Careful What You Don’t Ask For

Not even three full years after enacting moderately sexist “Frat House Legislation“, Premier Brad Wall announced that his government had “reversed our mistake to allow strip clubs in SK.” With a rather smug nod to the reason being related to human trafficking, without any …whattayacallit… proof or supporting documentation whatsoever, without any public consultation other ...

The Progressive Economics Forum: Will Oil & Potash Put SK Back in Black?

The Sask. Party government pulled out all the stops yesterday to report a balanced budget, quite possibly the last one before next spring’s provincial election. Revenue Assumptions The drop in oil prices is a huge fiscal blow to Saskatchewan, and one of the ways the government projects continued balanced budgets is by assuming a rebound ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Leave It In The Ground

The world has much more coal, oil and gas in the ground than it can safely burn. That much is physics. Watch this compelling, factual argument about how to solve the climate crisis. I first became aware of this straightforward idea after watching Do The Math by 350.org run by Bill McKibben. It is MAD ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: “I have looked at the numbers.” – PM about Wallin’s Expenses

Pamela Wallin’s disgrace has been taking place in slow motion, with the latest chapter hitting headlines again. “In terms of Sen. Wallin, I have looked at the numbers,” Harper told the House of Commons two weeks ago. “Her travel costs are comparable to any parliamentarian travelling [sic] from that particular area of the country over ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Solar PV Nearing Grid Parity

Cambridge and #PWC [PDF] say #solar PV will be at grid parity on most of Earth, in only 2 years! “It is clear that renewables will be an established and significant part of the future energy mix, in the [Gulf] region and globally.” Regina’s potential ranks about 6th in the WORLD.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Premier Wall Takes Potshot at First Nations Leaders’ Pay #skpoli

.@TDellerCBC I'd have to agree with the FSIN leader that @PremierBradWall took a pot shot at leaders' pay, rather than offering to help. — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) March 4, 2015 The Premier said: “It underscores the need for leadership at the local level, including — and let’s be clear — including on the part of ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: “Anti-Petroleum” RCMP Explodes Gasoline In Their Cars’ Engines

RCMP called ‘anti-petroleum’ critics (aka anyone concerned about climate change) a potential security threat http://t.co/sollGvyhdB #cdnpoli — Keith Stewart (@climatekeith) February 18, 2015 The RCMP have displayed Climate Change Denial symptoms. This is bad for Canada, because if the police tasked with interfering in climate change related activism do not understand the science that drives ...

centre of the universe: Saskatchewan Racist as Fuck No Surprise To Anyone But Folks Who Don’t Like Indians

Yeah, I stole the title from my own Twitter stream. I’ve seen these headlines over the last couple of days that talk about how SHOCKED everyone is to find out that SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH has PROVEN that Saskatchewan is full of people who pretty much hate each other. This should come as no surprise to anyone ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian workers have a constitutional right to strike: Supreme Court

In a recent 5-2 ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada declared that Canadian workers have a constitutional right to engage in strike action. The post Canadian workers have a constitutional right to strike: Supreme Court appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on how the now-infamous story of Eric and Ilsa bears a disturbing resemblance to how Brad Wall has handled Saskatchewan’s finances. For further reading…– Again, the original Eric and Ilsa story is here, with Rob Carrick following up here. And the story was picked up (with appropriate criticism) here, here and here among other ...