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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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ARE OUR GLOBAL SCIENTISTS BECOMING NEW PROPHETS?

BY Jim Harding The UN’s latest report from its International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gave the greatest warning to date. Scientists warn of “severe, pervasive and irreversible” changes to the biosphere if societies continue to allow carbon to build-up … Continue reading

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LITTLE AND BIG FACTS ABOUT NEIL YOUNG’S “HONOUR THE TREATIES” TOUR

BY Jim Harding Neil Young and Diana Krall’s Honour the Treaties tour will be over by the time you read this. But the political fall-out will carry on.  I am mostly interested in the impacts of the tar-sands on air, … 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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TRAVELLING AS AN ACT OF RECOVERY AND REDISCOVERY

BY Jim Harding We drove to the West Coast this July to attend our middle son’s wedding. We had no kids or dogs, nor did we “rough it” camping. We drove the slower, southern, Crows Nest route, spending four nights … Continue reading

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