Monthly Archives: March 2013

COULD THIS SPRING’S FLOODING BE ANYTHING LIKE 2011?

Sometimes people talk about the 2011 spring flood as if it were just part of an ongoing “natural” cycle. Some who have been around for past floods compare 2011 to the severe floods of 1974 or even 1955. As a … Continue reading

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WILL THE NEW NDP LEADERSHIP BE A FORCE FOR SUSTAINABILITY?

We’ll need a vibrant democracy not shirking from the challenges of sustainability to make a necessary transition. How are we doing in Saskatchewan? And will the new NDP leadership enhance our quest to become a sustainable society? I was looking … Continue reading

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PURSUING THE PIPELINE PIPE-DREAM

Prime Minister Harper’s view that Alberta’s tarsands will be the economic motor for the Canadian Energy Superpower is starting to unravel. Alberta faces a $6 billion revenue shortfall and will face a $4 billion deficit. Last year it predicted “only” … Continue reading

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