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INSIGHTS FROM OUR SPLIT BRAIN: Part 2, EVOLUTION, NEUROSCIENCE AND OUR QUEST FOR SUSTAINABILTY

BY Jim Harding Ph D We now know that our evolved brain is somewhat split, with a right and left hemisphere. Interconnected and always communicating through the corpus callosum, these hemispheres nevertheless nurture different qualities of consciousness. The right hemisphere … Continue reading

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THE FORT McMURRAY MEGA-FIRE: WE ARE WAY PAST WAKE-UP CALLS

By Jim Harding, PhD Nearly 90,000 environmental refugees in once oil-rich Alberta; who would have imagined? A seemingly endless cavalcade of frightened people in vehicles spewing more carbon as they escape an inferno! And the outpouring of support from fellow … 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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FAITH, HOPE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM, Part 3

BY Jim Harding Pride is almost always a source of delusion and species-pride is no different. Being members of a big-brain, two-legged species with such social and technological savvy does not make us superior to other creatures. Nor do male … Continue reading

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FAITH, HOPE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM, Part 2

By Jim Harding In Part 1 I chronicled lessons from my work with the inter-faith group Kairos. I explained that on my reflective walk up the coulee on our land I again realized how important it is to continually work … Continue reading

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FAITH, HOPE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM, Part I

By Jim Harding I’ve been asked to an inter-faith gathering in December to speak on faith, hope and environmental activism. This is a tall order, yet I know that many people are struggling with hopelessness and loss of faith. How … 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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DOWNSTREAM FROM REGINA: Protecting and Restoring the Qu’Appelle Watershed*

I. DECADES OF CONTAMINATION For decades Regina’s poorly or untreated sewage has degraded eco-system health downstream in the Qu’Appelle Valley watershed. Regina’s refusal to prioritize modernizing its wastewater treatment means that people sometimes can’t swim, eat the fish, walk their … Continue reading

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THE 2014 FLOOD: MORE THAN A WAKEUP CALL, PREMIER WALL

BY Jim Harding The summer flooding came as we tried to celebrate Canada Day. But no one was celebrating sewage in their basement or in the lakes they love. As if unprecedented, prolonged rainfall wasn’t enough, or Regina dumping untreated … Continue reading

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ARE WE READY TO SELL OUR FUTURE TO CHINA?

BY Jim Harding China isn’t coming to Saskatchewan, it is already here. The 2011 Saskatchewan State of Trade Report says “since 2004 China has been the second largest destination for Saskatchewan exports”. And potash remains near or at the top.  … Continue reading

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