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Not surprisingly, Alberta has lowest taxes

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Alberta had the lowest taxes in Canada last year, followed by New Brunswick @ #2 and Saskatchewan at #3. http://finance.sympatico.msn.ca/retirement/gordonpowers/article.aspx?cp-documentid=19213808 This is on top of Alberta having the highest average weekly incomes in Canada, highest income growth in Canada (ie spreading the Alberta Advantage) and surprisingly affordable housing in most communities including Edmonton, especially after […]

Congrats to Belof!

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Congratulations to Chris Belof on being a U of M valedictorian!

The Alberta Advantage Widens… Further

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As recently as January 2009, the Alberta Advantage stands at over $150 a week! Alberta wage growth continues to out pace Saskatchewan.  Not only is the weekly average income, at $955, higher in Alberta than Saskatchewan’s $802, but to the end of January 2009, Alberta’s wages grew by 7.9%, well above Saskatchewan’s 6.3% year over […]

Saskatchewan leading in new HIV infections

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Saskatchewan now leads Canada in new cases of HIV, with an infection rate twice the national average. Makes the whole “at least we don’t live in _____” less believable We can blame it on “per capita” but when year after year we lead in Violent Crimes, and now we’re adding HIV Capital to Regina’s Chlamydia Capital […]

Saskatoon House Average/Median/etc all down

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http://www.normfisher.ca/images/teamblog/stats032109_avg.jpg Wow, almost surprising it came so soon.  Everything is down year over year. Just have a look at the graph!

MacGyver Movie In the Works!

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Eat your heart out dorky little kids, no more Harry Potter and now the grown ups get MacGyver. http://www.cbc.ca/arts/film/story/2009/03/16/macgyver-film.html#socialcomments Hopefully this is done well and leads to a return of the MacGyver TV series.  No reason Anderson couldn’t do another run himself.  He could be a dorky administrative type who is called back into action every […]

Saskatoon Real Estate Down YOY

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Saskatoon’s “new housing price index” is down 2.7% from January 2008 to January 2009. Meanwhile, Regina’s “new housing price index” is up 21.7% for the same period. Year over year price drop in Saskatoon?  Inventory still growing?  Big layoffs?  Apparently Regina, not Saskatoon, is doing better of the two Saskatchewan cities housing wise.  Then again, […]

Saskatoon Canada’s Most Dangerous City

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Saskatoon is Canada’s most dangerous city according to Maclean’s. http://www.macleans.ca/article.jsp?content=n030581A Regina is all the way down to number 3.   For all the “per capita” apologists, the safest cities in Canada are Smaller than Saskatoon/Regina.  And Saskatoon/Regina Consistently are the most dangerous, violent, etc. by various methods in subsequent years.  Saskatchewan is typically most violent, crime […]

Saskatoon Drive By Shooting

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Surprising this didn’t get more play in the media. http://www2.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=61e2d696-b67b-489d-9441-ae5b5c1ccc6c Guess we were all distracted by serious matters like whether Tillman really patted the baby sitter on the bum…

Federal Debt Clock

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Kind of pessimistic but haven’t posted anything in a while and kind of interesting. Still $13,000 of debt per Canadian, after over a decade of paying down debt! http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpposted/archive/2009/02/25/federal-debt-clock-returns.aspx