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April 17-30
VOL.12 ISSUE. 17

News QuirksRoland Sweet

Published Thursday April 17, 05:12 pm
Saskatchewan pavement innovation shows our canola-do attitude
Saskatchewan’s Prairie Energy has discovered that used cooking oil from restaurants is an effective topping for dusty rural roads. “It basically penetrates about an inch and a half,” explained the company’s Mark Hryniuk, who came up with the idea. “As you drive on it, i

Science MattersDavid Suzuki

Published Thursday April 17, 05:20 pm
It’s time to stop the backlash against this elegant green energy
I have a cabin on Quadra Island off the British Columbia coast that’s as close to my heart as you can imagine. From my porch you can see clear across the waters of Georgia Strait to the snowy peaks of the rugged Coast Mountains. It’s one of the most beautiful views I have seen. And I wou

Framing A TyrantGwynne Dyer

Published Thursday April 17, 05:22 pm
Were Jihadists behind Syria’s chemical attack? Ask the Turks.
Why would anyone believe Seymour Hersh? True, he’s the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who broke the story of the massacre committed by U.S. Army troops at My Lai in 1968 during the Vietnam War, and revealed the torture and sexual humiliation of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. military p

Be Cruel To Your SchoolLisa Johnson

Published Thursday April 17, 05:54 pm
How did this inner-city Saskatoon school drop off the government’s priority list?
More than three weeks have passed since the provincial government’s list of the top 10 major school funding requests sparked a howl from opposition politicians and school-board chairs alike — and the city’s biggest school division, Saskatoon Public, still doesn’t know how the

Breaking DemocracyGregory Beatty

Published Thursday April 17, 05:57 pm
The Conservatives want to make voting harder. FYI.
Political parties, by their very nature, are partisan. Driven by whatever philosophy they embrace, they draft policies, recruit candidates and compete against other parties to win favour with voters. If they get elected they earn the right to implement their policies and shape the direction of gover