Category Archives: Health

Flattening the Covid-19 Curve Will Require Much More Stringent Monitoring and Testing

March 23, 2020 By Jim Harding Officials across Canada are stressing that “we must flatten the curve” to avoid a healthcare crisis. Saskatchewan declared a State of Emergency after known COVID-19 cases doubled to 16, in one day. We went … Continue reading

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We Won’t Learn Much From this Coronavirus Pandemic Unless We Think Outside the Box

By Jim Harding The COVID-19 pandemic challenges us to think outside the box. With economic globalization, geo-political strife and the climate emergency at play, it was a matter of when, not if, this would happen. Just six months ago, the … Continue reading

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TEN LOST YEARS: WHAT HAPPENED TO HEALTHCARE UNDER HARPER?

BY Jim Harding The “economy” is the highest ranked “issue” in this election. But what does “economy” mean? It’s actually about several issues: job and family security; poverty, wealth and distribution of income; infrastructure, quality of life and of course, … Continue reading

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BENEATH THE EBOLA EPIDEMIC

BY Jim Harding The Ebola epidemic started in Guinea, West Africa in March, 2014 and soon spread to adjoining Liberia and Sierra Leone, all countries left with a huge infrastructure deficit after decades of civil war. A half year later … Continue reading

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REPLACING MY FATHER’S TRACTOR

BY Jim Harding I just bought a small, new tractor for our country home. It took months of checking and comparing to decide. I got the largest of the small Husqvarna tractors with 24 HP, a heavy duty mower and … Continue reading

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GIVING THANKS TO THOSE WHO CREATED HEALTHY HORIZONS

BY Jim Harding I moved back to Saskatchewan in 1977 to become research director of the Saskatchewan Alcoholism Commission (SAC). An arm’s length Commission within Sask Health, SAC was grappling with a growing list of abusive substances: alcohol for sure, … Continue reading

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FUKUSHIMA: THE SASKATCHEWAN CONNECTION

By Jim Harding It’s over two and one-half years since the nuclear meltdowns at Fukushima, Japan and the contamination hasn’t stopped. It is getting so serious that the IAEA, the UN’s nuclear body recently recategorized the situation as a nuclear … Continue reading

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