Topic: your turn saskatchewan


Why the little things matter: How small and seemingly harmless nuances lead to greater danger for women

Like many women involved in the Saskatoon music community, I have spent the last few weeks muddling through conflicting emotions as several “me too” accounts have surfaced.

Our plan to fight the third wave is a silent admission some Canadians are more valuable than others

This opinion piece is by Dr. Anne Huang, who is a Canadian and U.K.-trained physician. She was a former deputy medical health officer for the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Indigenous Services Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch in Saskatchewan.

The 'crip tax': Everything has a cost, but for people with disabilities that's quite literally the case

Canadians with disabilities live on below-average income that barely meets the poverty line and pay an automatic ‘crip tax’ according to advocate, actor and writer John Loeppky, who lives in Regina. Having a disability has built-in added costs, including higher prices for food, transportation, medical expenses and barriers to housing.

Carbon pricing is here to stay in Sask. So how should the province use the money?

How should Saskatchewan use the money it gets from carbon pricing, known colloquially as the carbon tax? 

Your money or your life? Scott Moe's tragic miscalculation

Scott Moe won’t budge. There will be no change in his pandemic control strategy, grounded in his belief about how the pandemic affects the economy. 

Moe government needs better budget solution than 'let's hang on to what we've got'

Saskatchewan Finance Minister Donna Harpauer’s latest budget might as well have been presented in sky-writing for all the permanence it will have over the coming year, given the province’s rapidly changing circumstances and the unaddressed challenges that will need action before too long.

Sask. needs to prioritize frontline essential workers for COVID-19 vaccination

Dr. Alexander Wong says across Canada more and more essential workers and their families are being infected with COVID-19 and there's proof from other places that vaccinating these people saves lives and prevents hospitals from being overwhelmed with new patients.

How my traumatic brain injury changed my life and my perspective on invisible illnesses

My brain injury has had a tremendous impact on my life — an impact I wouldn't have to deal with if that oncoming driver had been paying attention. My life is changed forever because someone else drove distracted, drunk or drowsy.

COVID-19 has redefined 'essential services' in Saskatchewan. It's time for paycheques to follow suit

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised interesting questions about what kind of workers are “essential” and how much they deserved to be paid as a result.

Babies are being born with congenital syphilis in Sask. This is a public health emergency

We are about to see a third pandemic. Few are thinking about it, but it's keeping me up at night. This is a monster with three heads: HIV, syphilis and hepatitis C.  

Supreme Court's carbon tax ruling means it's time for Moe to take the climate challenge seriously

Rather than continue to tilt against windmills (or solar panels or geothermal wells), Moe must show some true leadership.

Sask. is in the 4th quarter of the fight against COVID-19. We need Rider Nation to be our '13th man'

I use a football analogy not to trivialize the virus, but to convey the need to come together as one Saskatchewan team.

Not your 'boss babe': Why I avoid multi-level marketing schemes at all costs

I am sure many people recognize this scenario. An old friend from high school or an acquaintance from work messages you up and tries to sell you shampoo that may or may not make your hair fall out.

Saskatchewan's ambiguous pandemic communication feels political

What explains the reluctance to do better? Consider the politics.

As a teacher, here are the ways I see the Indigenization of classrooms unfolding

As a young Indigenous girl, I attended a school that did not reflect who I was. It is a past that can not be changed. But now, as an Indigenous advocate, I am looking forward to what can be changed for future students — the true Indigenizing of our schools and classrooms, something that is long overdue. 

Volunteer youth sports organizers don't deserve the mistreatment they've received during the pandemic

COVID-19 has made trying to organize youth sports in Canada nearly impossible and almost unbearably stressful.

Country music has a diversity problem — and it's not for lack of artists

Country music has a rich history of storytelling. These stories connect audiences far and wide, making country music fans feel like they have a home in the genre. Unfortunately, not all country music fans see themselves in these stories, writes musician LJ Tyson. He says country music has a major diversity problem.
First Person

Walking in my shoes: Métis artist asks women to reimagine the matriarch

This year I hope you consider joining me in taking a stand for the liberation of all women. I hope you take action, you march against the inequities in your own backyards.

I've spent years sacrificing for my hockey dream. Now due to COVID-19 I feel like it may be lost

Now, with the pandemic and the restrictions it brings, I'm starting to worry all my sacrifices will end up being for nothing.

My family escaped oppression in Myanmar, but as long as the violence continues I can never truly be free

One day the Myanmar Army came to my village and attacked us without warning. From then on, I understood why I was not allowed to enjoy my childhood in freedom. 

In grieving the loss of stand-up comedy, I found I could grieve other losses with humour

Us comedians have had to get creative in reaching audiences this past year. I found myself performing in backyards, a buddy’s shop, on Zoom — but even I couldn’t have predicted doing a tight five at a family funeral.

Despite losing our rituals, we can still find ways to grieve during the pandemic

Acknowledging and grieving the loss of our traditional ceremonies can allow us to find our way to being open about creating alternative ways to honour, to celebrate and to remember the lives of our loved ones. 

My dad has Alzheimer's, but I'm more worried about his caregiver: my mom

Alzheimer’s has such a stigma and robs the identity of the person with it. I get why people stopped calling and visiting; it can be hard to see someone you care about not be themselves anymore. Except they stopped calling and visiting my mom, too.

The joys of being a middle-aged COVID winter shut-in

I have friends that are outdoor people. They’re clearly stricken with some sort of madness.
Point of View

My talk with a Muslim student about reconciliation impacted me, too

My conversation with a 16-year-old student opened her eyes to a history of Canada she had never known before.