Research found that investor ownership of farmland in Saskatchewan was negligible in 2002, but by 2018 had climbed to nearly one million acres — almost 18 times the size of Saskatoon.
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Farm consolidation, increasing land concentration and expanding investor ownership of farmland is leading to growing land inequality in the Canadian Prairies.
Former Saskatchewan Premier and national New Democratic Party leader T.C. (Tommy) Douglas in 1965. Douglas was instrumental in the creation of Medicare.
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At the dawn of Medicare, Saskatchewan’s community co-op clinics pioneered team-based, holistic care. Now, with the health system in crisis 60 years later, it may be time to return to that care model.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford speaks during a news conference, as Education Minister Stephen Lecce looks on in Toronto on Nov. 7, 2022. Ontario has repealed legislation that imposed a contract on 55,000 education workers and invoked the notwithstanding clause.
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A Supreme Court reference on the notwithstanding clause could look beyond the highly polarized reactions to any particular law and get at the heart of the issue.
Colin Thatcher, former MLA of Saskatchewan and convicted murderer, walks out of the chamber after the speech from the throne at the Saskatchewan legislature in Regina on Oct. 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu.
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What does it say to victims of intimate partner violence when a convicted wife beater and murderer is invited to a public event by the ruling government?
Some bat populations have had their numbers reduced by as much as 90 per cent.
Bats have important roles to play in ecosystems, but their populations have been declining due to disease and habitat change.
People hold candles at a vigil remembering the victims of a mass stabbing attack in Saskatchewan.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
To fully understand what led to the stabbings in James Smith Cree Nation, we need to look at how the legacy of settler colonial violence impacts Indigenous communities.
The coffin of Queen Elizabeth, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown placed on top, is carried on a horse-drawn gun carriage of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, during a procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on Sept. 14, 2022.
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Whose lives are considered worth grieving? Why is Queen Elizabeth’s life and death considered more grievable by authorities than Indigenous people, overdose victims or anyone else?
Family of the victims of a series of stabbings on the James Smith Cree Nation reserve in Saskatchewan hug following a news conference in Saskatoon on Sept. 7.
(AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)
Myles Sanderson was given statutory release from prison prior to a stabbing rampage that left 10 people dead. But a legal expert says his case is unrepresentative of how people behave on this form of release.
With the increase in remote work options, workers and their families are seeking to relocate to cities that offer a balance between good salaries and a better lifestyle.
While it seems lucrative to move to cities that offer higher salaries and better quality of life, Canadians should consider some key factors before changing jobs.
Saskatoon is seen across the South Saskatoon River.
Saskatchewan leads the country in preventable, opportunistic illnesses enabled by poverty. With recent changes to income support programs and increased housing instability, things are getting worse.
Jaskirat Singh Sidhu arrives for his sentencing hearing in Melfort, Sask., in March 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kayle Neis
Sidhu is not being deported as punishment. He is being removed because he has been positioned as a foreigner in Canada who has lost the privilege to remain.
Rural Canada has and will continue to play an essential role in the social, economic and cultural fabric of this country.
Rural communities are coming together to support their own resilience. The rest of Canada needs to follow suit.
Pothole wetlands play important roles in prairie ecosystems.
More than 40 per cent of natural wetlands in the Canadian Prairies have been lost due to drainage, and the impacts associated with this are largely unmitigated.
The EUV-SK1, developed by One Health Medical Technologies with subject matter experts from the University of Saskatchewan.
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How a veterinarian and a law professor joined a multidisciplinary team to help produce a made-in-Saskatchewan emergency-use ventilator during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A decommissioned pumpjack at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., October 2016.
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More oil and gas wells risk becoming orphaned given the long-term downward trend in the industry.
In ‘Watchmen,’ Angela Abar (Regina King) finds KKK garb in the closet of Judd Crawford (Don Johnson), her late friend who was Tulsa’s police chief.
The KKK appeared in Canada in 1921. Nowhere else in Canada did the Klan achieve the influence it attained in Saskatchewan, where it helped bring down a government.
Farm fields are seen near Watrous, Sask.
As the world’s population grows, agriculture and related industries will grow in size and importance in Canada. Smart investors should bet on Canadian farmland.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Chrystia Freeland meet in Edmonton after she was named deputy prime minister and minister of intergovernmental affairs.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
If successful, Chrystia Freeland could help bolster national unity and Canada’s relationships with the U.S. and Mexico. But relentless sexist attacks against her could derail progress.
The global water crisis means scientists face urgent decisions on how to foster water managers’ care. Here, the North Saskatchewan River with the Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park.
Imagining how to increase water managers’ empathy for others in a holistic way is critical for our human and planetary future.
Helium is a vital element in several industries, and a global shortage could have devastating effects.
Renewed helium exploration in Western Canada may provide new sources to address the global shortage.