Tag Archives: health

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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HAVING THE COURAGE TO REMEMBER AS WE TRY TO MOVE ON

by Jim Harding I have just returned from Vancouver where I attended our oldest son’s 50th birthday. I had to pinch myself when I realized how quickly the years have gone by since he attended my 50th. There was lots … Continue reading

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WORLD URANIUM SYMPOSIUM: A HUGE WAKEUP CALL FOR SASKATCHEWAN

BY Jim Harding Hundreds gathered in Quebec City April 14-16th for the World Uranium Symposium (WUS). The event occurred while Canada’s First Ministers were gathering to discuss climate change. Two days before 25,000 people demonstrated against the Harper government’s fixation … 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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WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO TO PROTECT THE WATER?

By Jim Harding On August 20th nearly 200 people who reside along the Qu’Appelle Valley gathered at the Treaty 4 Governance Centre to share concerns about the continuing degradation of the watershed. From the energy in the room you knew … Continue reading

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IS REGINA DOING ENOUGH TO PROTECT OUR COMMON WATERSHED?

By Jim Harding Over a decade ago we moved from an inner city to a rural community. When you live in urban Saskatchewan you can delude yourself into thinking that our water sources are limitless but when you live by … 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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