Category Archives: Health

WATER IS LIFE: THE QU’APPELLE VALLEY FORUM ON WATER QUALITY

By Jim Harding On June 22, 2013, the Fort Qu’Appelle KAIROS group hosted a regional forum on water quality. Over one hundred people came – scientists, indigenous and settler residents, cottagers, municipal and provincial officials, watershed protection volunteers and many … Continue reading

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HARPER’S “CONSERVATIVE” ECONOMISM: RHETORIC AND REALITY

BY Jim Harding The Harper-run Conservatives combined their revisioning of conservatism and economism into a winning strategy. With significant vote-splitting in the existing first-past-the-post system, a minority won a majority of seats in 2011. The broad Canadian public now seems … 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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THE TRAIL AHEAD; TURNING BACK WON’T ACHIEVE SUSTAINABILITY

BY Jim Harding We’ve broken the record set in 1941 for the most snow in November. I’ve already used our tractor with its snow blower more times than last winter and have had to get my snowshoes out to walk … Continue reading

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IS THE GENERATIONAL FAULT-LINE TAKING US AWAY FROM SUSTAINABILITY? Part 4 in a series

A generational fault-line is growing across the Globe. Something fundamental, with the makings of a historical shift, is in the works. We see signs of generational revolt among unemployed youth in Europe, in the Arab Spring and in the Occupy … Continue reading

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CAN A GLOBAL VILLAGE RAISE A CHILD?

You’ve likely heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child’. You’ve also likely heard “We live in a global village”. The first saying suggests it takes a lot of neighbours as well as extended family to provide … Continue reading

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WHY DO MOST SASKATCHEWAN PEOPLE OPPOSE FRACKING?

A recent Environics poll found that most Canadians (62%) support a moratorium on the use of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing as a way to extract natural gas. Support for such a moratorium was higher (64%) in this province. Why is … Continue reading

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