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Bird Photo Contest

Bird is the word on Blue Sky. Enter our Bird Line bird photo contest. We'd love to see your pictures of birds. Email them to bluesky@cbc.ca or because we're talking birds, why not tweet @BlueSkyCBC? Be sure to include, who took the photo, where it was taken, and what kind of bird it is. Trevor Herriot is going to help us pick the top ten pictures. They will be posted on our main website, and winners have a chance to go away with some CBC bling. Contest closes on April 25th. 

Gas prices set to pump up over summer

Blue Sky guest-host Dan Kerslake speaks with Jason Toews from GasBuddy.com in Saskatchewan about the projection that gas prices are expected to go up just in time for summer.
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Heartbleed threat giving you a heart attack?

We speak with an expert on how the repercussions of the heartbleed threat could be felt for years, and what you can do to protect yourself online.
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Vice principal recalls being stuck on 'highway of hell'

Blue Sky host Garth Materie speaks with vice principal Aaron Fosseneuve about his adventure being stuck on the highway into Cumberland House with a vehicle full of students. He describes deep mud ruts on Highway 123, which has been voted the worst highway in Saskatchewan.
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Regina veterinarian helping Ugandan women become goatherders

Who knew two goats could make such a difference? Blue Sky host Garth Materie speaks with Laura Macdonald, a veterinarian in Regina. She is heading to Uganda soon to help women and children affected by AIDS earn a living by raising goats. goat.jpg

Tax tips you don't want to miss

Evelyn Jacks with the Knowledge Bureau gave Blue Sky listeners some great tax tips. You'll be surprised what you didn't know about taxes!
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9 tips to grilling the perfect burger + a butter burger recipe!

Here are grill master Ted Reader's tips to grilling the perfect burger. Catch his new book Gastro Grilling.

And check out this Stone Grilled Butter Burger recipe - yes, with real butter!
 
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Canola oil not just for french fries anymore

Blue Sky host talks with Mark Hryniuk of Prairie Energy Resources about how he puts used canola oil to use, oiling grid roads to prevent dust. And yes, the roads do smell like french fries for a couple days after application.

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Here's a grid road just days after application:

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And here's what happened a couple months later:

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Super grids may be answer to super bad roads, says province

The province is looking at a pilot project to turn thin membrance country roads into something they call super grids. Is it the answer to bad roads in Saskatchewan or not? 
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Climate change effects already being felt in Sask., says hydrologist

Blue Sky guest-host Dan Kerslake speaks with University of Saskatchewan hydrologist John Pomeroy about a major international report that has grim news about climate change. Pomeroy says Saskatchewan is already feeling the effects and costs of climate change.
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Your say on an old law allowing landlords to discriminate

We heard some fiery debate about a little-known Saskatchewan rule being looked at that allows those who rent out parts of their homes to discriminate based on sex or sexual orientation.
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