People’s Climate March in Regina

We haven't posted for a while.  That's not because we haven't been doing anything - it's more because we've been doing too many other things! But this weekend our friends in Regina are organising a climate rally.  And here is a guest post from one of those organisers, Frances Simonson: Saskatchewan will participate in the... Continue Reading →

The premiers’ Pan-Canadian Framework

Discussions among federal and provincial ministers have finally yielded a result.  In an 80-page document, they have set out their agreement on action to address climate change.  At least, most of them have.  The Manitoba government is withholding its support for the framework as a bargaining counter until its concerns about healthcare funding are met.... Continue Reading →

Answering Brad Wall’s talking points

In discussions of climate policy with opponents of decisive action, certain talking points inevitably get raised.  Some are more common than others, some are more subtle than others, and some require more knowledge and thought to debunk than others - but our current premier seems to be happy to use all of them.  We are... Continue Reading →

Letter to Justin Trudeau and Catherine McKenna

from concerned citizens of Saskatchewan, convened by Climate Justice Saskatoon c/o 615 Main St, Saskatoon, SK, S7H 0J8 climateactionsk@gmail.com 2016:Oct:01 Rt Hon Justin Trudeau and Hon Catherine McKenna House of Commons Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6 Dear Mr Trudeau and Ms McKenna We write as citizens of Saskatchewan, concerned that government needs: to take decisive action... Continue Reading →

The Husky oil spill should be seen as a warning

As I write, a relatively small spill of oil (250000 litres) is threatening the water supply of thousands along the North Saskatchewan river, causing damage of as yet unknown scope to the aquatic and riparian ecosystems, and most likely contaminating traditional First Nations medicines.  We do not know the detailed composition of the oil, but... Continue Reading →

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