Monthly Archives: August 2010

UNSUNG HEROES IN SASKATCHEWAN’S STRUGGLE FOR MEDICARE

listen to Jim’s interview on Vancouver Co-op Radio at: http://rabble.ca/podcasts/shows/redeye While mainstream discourse on the struggle for Medicare tends to credit the high-profile political leaders who fronted the movement, the struggle was in fact a collective one, won through popular … Continue reading

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“OCEAN PLANET” NEEDS EARTHLINGS TO CHANGE

We call it earth even though 75 percent of the planet is covered by water. And being so self-centered we think that what happens on land, where we live, is more important than what happens at sea. But once we … Continue reading

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LOCAL EXTREME WEATHER FITS TREND-LINE

Premier Wall had encouraging words for us after the extreme weather events this summer. But his comment that “we’ll weather the storm because of a strong economy” was not just funny but rather ironic, for our extreme weather is linked … Continue reading

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SASKATCHEWAN’S EXTREME WEATHER: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

It’s been quite a spring and summer so far. Due to near steady rain, only 55 percent of the farmland was seeded by May’s end. Even by June’s end, after the extended seeding deadline for crop insurance, it was only … Continue reading

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