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February 4-17
VOL.14 ISSUE. 12
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Bad News Gets WorseGeraldine Malone

Published Thursday February 4, 08:29 pm
Media coverage of La Loche was essential. And problematic
The eye of the world has been on a small northern Saskatchewan community that’s dealing with tragedy and grief. Media from across Canada and around the world descended on La Loche, a village more than 600 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon, after shootings left four people dead and seven others

It’s Getting WorseGillian Steward

Published Thursday February 4, 08:30 pm
Postmedia’s massive Alberta layoffs are bad for the whole country
There’s been a deluge of bad news in Alberta lately.A continuing slide in the price of oil, escalating job layoffs, a firm “no” to the Energy East pipeline from Montreal-area mayors, and warnings to the provincial government from credit rating agencies. The mood is more than a litt

Rebuilding BlueGregory Beatty

Published Thursday February 4, 08:31 pm
The federal Conservatives have problems. Is Brad Wall the solution?
These are perplexing times for Canada’s conservative movement. After riding high for a decade, they’ve lost eight straight elections (seven provincial and one federal). They’ve been beaten by the Liberals seven times and the NDP once.Saskatchewan and Manitoba have elections in Apri

Goodbye SchengenGwynne Dyer

Published Thursday February 4, 08:32 pm
Has the refugee crisis ended Europe’s brief open-border age?
“Europe has forgotten that history is fundamentally tragic,” said Manuel Valls, the French prime minister. “If Europe can’t protect its own borders, it’s the very idea of Europe that could be thrown into doubt. It could disappear — not Europe itself, not our value

No More PipelinesDavid Suzuki

Published Thursday February 4, 08:33 pm
Montreal leaders got it right. It’s time to end our oil addiction and embrace a sustainable future
With the December Paris climate agreement, leaders and experts from around the world showed they overwhelmingly accept that human-caused climate change is real and, because the world has continued to increase fossil fuel use, the need to curb and reduce emissions is urgent.In light of this, I don&rs