Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: STC Bus Shut Down By Callous SaskParty

Today is a terrible day in Saskatchewan history. The Brad Wall government has ended public transportation to most Saskatchewan communities. There is tomorrow no bus service between Saskatoon and Regina, a sort of event you’d expect after a major natural disaster, not an incompetent government decision poised to directly harm thousands of people, and inconvenience ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Jordon Cooper writes that the Saskatchewan Party’s slash-and-burn budget confirms that for them, the poor don’t matter. CBC reports on the devastating effect the budget will have on municipalities, while Courtney Markewitch reports that Saskatoon’s city council is fighting back. And Joel Senick notes that the planned shutdown ...

Accidental Deliberations: New column day

Here, on Regina’s upcoming municipal election – and the need for voters to break with expectations to elect a municipal government far more willing to stand up for its constituents than the one we’ve had in recent years. For further reading…– Elections Regina’s main page is here. David Robert Loblaw is providing a handy central ...

Canadian Political Viewpoints: This Time, It’s Personal

SOURCE: Speech-Language & Audiology Canada – Saskatoon Health Region Cuts to Audiology & Speech Pathology Positions will Negatively Affect Patient Care Hello blogging my old friend…Well, I’ve certainly pushed my hiatus this time around; but you know what? I think it’s time to try and get back into the swing of things. I’m not promising ...

Canadian Political Viewpoints: This Time, It’s Personal

SOURCE: Speech-Language & Audiology Canada – Saskatoon Health Region Cuts to Audiology & Speech Pathology Positions will Negatively Affect Patient Care Hello blogging my old friend…Well, I’ve certainly pushed my hiatus this time around; but you know what? I think it’s time to try and get back into the swing of things. I’m not promising ...

Left Over: Plasma for Sale or Rent…

Paid plasma in Canada: 10 things to know about the business of blood Issue was raised in the House of Commons this week after a facility recently opened in Saskatoon By Kelly Crowe, CBC News Posted: Mar 09, 2016 11:00 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 09, 2016 11:00 AM ET     Perhaps the NDP would ...

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Michael Hiltzik discusses how corporate apologists are trying (but failing) to minimize the existence and importance of income inequality. Lawrence Martin notes that the rest of Canada’s economic indicators are similarly signalling that Conservative dogma is of absolutely no use in the real world. And Michael Geist observes ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatoon Riding the Coattails of History

Acknowledging that an important feature in Saskatoon was constructed by the government, then bragging that construction of a future valued feature (a wind turbine) was avoided by the government instead of an opportunity seized upon, is a repugnant attitude. People like Sandra are not leaving a better world for our children, and Stephen Harper’s grand-daughter. ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Snake Throwing Video

When a ‘night out with the boys and snake’ goes terribly wrong, you get an international disgrace. Remember the snake thrown behind the counter at Tim Horton's Dec 8th? YEP! There's video. http://t.co/vVYPHvvTeM — David Kirton (@dkckom) January 12, 2015 This is why drinking isn’t allowed in public, it’s because of people with alcohol problems ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatoon A Day At A Time

Here’s a clever video that took more than a year to complete by a young Saskatoon man. It reminds me somewhat of my shorter-lived face-a-day project modeled on Noah Kalina’s famous YouTube video. http://noahkalina.com/36/44#1

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Build The Change #skpoli #YXE

This is awesome. The 3 competing projects are all so great, it’s honestly hard to choose. I was just talking about being able to invest in solar power though, so I may go with the SES option. $1000 gets a future co-op membership too! BCBC GFJ

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatoon Lockout of Transit Workers Was Illegal

Saskatoon’s civic politicians are responsible for a City Manager who lost the City a month of transit service, at a price of over $1,000,000. Time for a firing, and maybe a few Councillors and the Mayor will lose their seats next time. Storify: Reaction online to the Saskatoon Transit lockout ruling http://t.co/K07qxGWmLN #yxe — Janet ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatoon Shiners #exploresk

Saskatoon is a beautiful city, so don’t let these photos fool you. Every city has a few shiners here and there. “There”, in this case, is downtown. This is the Holiday Inn Supermax Prison. Don’t worry, it only looks like a prison from the outside. You can leave, unlike the more picturesque Hotel California. Here’s ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Freaking Saskatoon Police #YXE #SKpoli

I’m sure the Saskatoon Police do a lot of good work. They’ve really cleaned up their image since the 1990s, and it’s been decades since they’ve reportedly given anyone a [deadly] Starlight Tour. Unfortunately, a new frontier of ignorant neglect has popped up. Saskatoon Police are not taking the solicitation of lone women in cabs ...

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content for your Friday reading. – Julian Beltrame writes about the reality that Canada has multiple workers available to fill every job – with an assist from Erin Weir: The case for job shortages in Canada became thinner Tuesday with the most recent data showing vacancies actually fell to 200,000 at the start of ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Killer Robots From Earth

I grew up thinking that Killer Robots From Venus was a pretty amusing song. Now that we’re living in 2013, the ‘future’, we have to seriously contemplate the implications of building robots that can kill as their intended purpose. Our next-future expectations depend upon what we choose now. I’m not okay with building Terminators, just ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Geist on Copyright vs. Internet

An interesting, long lecture from Canadian copyright expert Michael Geist, given at the U of Sask. recently. ADDED: Here’s a little on open government, as presented at the U of Regina

LeDaro: Saskatoon needs an exorcist!

There is a devil in Saskatoon. “Church leaders in Saskatoon have been considering whether Saskatoon needs a trained exorcist.” Any candidates out there? CBC story.

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Girl in Saskatoon

Cash was truly great. I hadn’t heard this song until Tuesday, but it even has caragana bush mentioned in it. Not sure why someone would bed down in it though, it’s really prickly if not the mature branches that would provide little shelter. – Hat tip to OminoCity and SaskNews