Wednesday August 20, 2014




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We miss hearing from you

We so miss hearing from you. We know letter writing has become old fashioned, but letters to the editor are the lifeblood of the newspaper’s op-ed page and lately there has been a serious drought. We have our theories about this phenomenon, the...

Editorial

Time saved, could be time killed

The speed limit on Saskatchewan’s twinned highways is set at 110 km/h, but few people actually...

Those crime severity stats give us a headache

The summer had been swimming along nicely. The sun finally came out and gardens began to flourish....

Six months to send the province a clear message

Last week the City of North Battleford announced two new community safety officers are being...

Are you making it easy for the criminals?

Can you spot a common theme in these excerpts from the North Battleford RCMP’s daily reports?6:13 a....

Would you take a drivers’ test after 40 years of driving?

Recent reports indicate new Saskatchewan drivers are having a difficult time passing SGI’s drivers’ ...

Man goes missing

It is difficult to imagine the anguish of a family who has lost a loved one.That is the situation...




Columnists

Victoria – A gardener’s vacation destination

This week I’m on vacation, spending time with my brother on Vancouver Island in Sidney, just north...

The stars and the dogs of Canadian cities

Statistics Canada's latest tabulation of incomes by city confirms in hard data what we often...

Life is just way to short to grow peas

Another week and another week of hot weather. My sympathies to those poor flag girls on Waseca grid ...

Consumers losers in the rush to regulate oil-by-rail

In the wake of the Lac-Mégantic oil-by-rail disaster, when a train carrying crude oil from North...

Making it happen

American poet John Greenleaf Whittier once wrote, “For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the...

Flying high on the taxpayer dime

It has been quite the summer for revelations about political expense accounts and the pay and perks ...




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