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Saskatoon Median House Prices Falling

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Saskatoon Median House Prices Continue Downward Trend As would be expected with continued slow local sales, falling oil prices, falling Potash Corp stocks the worst on the TSX and predictions of a Canadian wide housing correction, Saskatoon’s median house price has been progressively falling each month since June.  The median is a better measure of […]

Conservatives new Teflon Party

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http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20081014/election2008_election_main_081014/20081015?s_name=election2008 The Conservatives added moderately to their minority government, winning 143 seats in the October 14th federal election, 12 short of a majority.  Still, in many ways it was surprising they were able to obtain this, despite Harper denying the economy was in trouble, days before the biggest drop on the TSX in history, then […]

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PotashCorp to continue to pull TSX downwards?

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http://blog.macleans.ca/2008/10/02/potash-under-attack-from-short-sellers-yeah-right/ “David Wolf, an economist at Merrill Lynch pointed out in an April report, there is more than 300 years worth of potash buried underground waiting to be dug up. The reason the supply has been so restricted in recent decades is because the mineral was such a dud that companies saw no reason to […]

Canadian Food Safety at Issue

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 www.cmaj.ca/cgi/rapidpdf/cmaj.081477v1 http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/rapidpdf/cmaj.081459v1  Basically, the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) accuses the current Conservative government of dropping the ball and lowering food safety standards from previous governments, as well as taking no action on the listeria outbreak to prevent similar problems elsewhere.  http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/09/16/listeria-meat-inspection.html

Well done spoof link for Federal Election

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“You’ve got to remember that west of Winnipeg the ridings the Liberals hold are dominated by people who are either recent Asian immigrants or recent migrants from eastern Canada: people who live in ghettoes and who are not integrated into western Canadian society.” [editor’s comment: Isn’t Goodale the Liberal MP for East Regina?] – Stephen […]

Research: NO link between vaccines and autism

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Previous population studies, some with hundreds of thousands of individuals vaccinated or not, had shown NO increase in autism rates in the general population when vaccinated.  This study looked specifically at children with certain gastrointestinal disorders, examining samples from their GI tract, and found their was no difference between autistic and non-autistic children with the same […]

Canada finishes Olympics with 18 medals, 3 gold

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Totals http://stats.cbc.ca/olympics_medals.asp?sort=gold Only 1 medal, and 1 gold behind Belarus!

Olympics

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As well as Canadian athletes are doing recently, it’s interesting that Canada has little hope of catching the following countries in medal count – all countries that make up a large portion of our ethnic heritage: Great Britain, Germany, France, Ukraine and Italy all lead Canada substantially in medal count! http://www.nationalpost.com/sports/beijing-games/medals.html

Saskatoon housing most over valued in Canada!

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http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=beebc27c-6604-49a2-90a9-be4d04f6553d  “Published: Friday, August 08, 2008 Saskatoon’s houses are the most overvalued in the country, as much as 50 per cent more expensive than they should be, says a report by Merrill Lynch.  Regina is the second-most overvalued, at about 48 per cent, says the firm’s economic commentary. It evaluated 21 cities from Halifax to Victoria.  […]