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Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: 2020 Solar Power for 100% of Saskatchewan Homes Possible

Posted April 25, 2015 by John Klein

This letter appeared in the Saskatoon Star Phoenix on Saturday.

In response to Kurt Soucy’s letter about the cost of powering the entire provincial grid with Photovoltaic (PV) solar power, I’d like to voice my support for his idea. It’s also possible to power every Saskatchewan household with concentrated solar thermal power plants similar to what’s already operating in California at Ivanpah. We’d need only three of those plants, and with a modification to their design, the solar power would be available into the night, using heat storage.

Mr. Soucy’s solar PV idea is sound also, and by aiming at (Read more…)

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Videos Show Huge Tremors and Utter Devastation After Earthquake in Nepal

Posted April 25, 2015 by Anonymous

Videos Show Huge Tremors and Utter Devastation After Earthquake in Nepal

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No One Really Knows How Many Nukes North Korea Has

Posted April 24, 2015 by Anonymous

No One Really Knows How Many Nukes North Korea Has

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Ex Machina explores the suspenseful morality of A.I.

Posted April 24, 2015 by Ryan

  Synopsis: A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.     The concept…

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Book Review: The Day We Met By Rowan Coleman

Posted April 21, 2015 by Anonymous

My niece is 17 years old yet my sister remembers her birth with acute accuracy. It was the most horrible experience of her life, she claims. Now obviously the end result is the best thing that’s ever happened to her, […]

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China’s Battle Against Drugs is Turning Into All-Out War

Posted April 20, 2015 by Anonymous

China’s Battle Against Drugs is Turning Into All-Out War

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VICE News Wins Two Peabody Awards

Posted April 20, 2015 by Anonymous

VICE News Wins Two Peabody Awards

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Gruesome Islamic State Video Purportedly Shows Mass Killing of Ethiopian Christians

Posted April 19, 2015 by Anonymous

Gruesome Islamic State Video Purportedly Shows Mass Killing of Ethiopian Christians

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Videos Show Chaos in Mexican Border Town After Capture of Drug Cartel Leader

Posted April 19, 2015 by Anonymous

Videos Show Chaos in Mexican Border Town After Capture of Drug Cartel Leader

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A Buddy Comedy that’s Relevant and Fun

Posted April 17, 2015 by Anonymous

    Synopsis: Four longtime friends set out on a journey throughout New York City attempting to regain control of their lives.    Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs know what…

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Islamic State Takes a Stab at Legitimacy With Alleged Identification Cards as Forces Lose Ground in Iraq

Posted April 17, 2015 by Anonymous

Islamic State Takes a Stab at Legitimacy With Alleged Identification Cards as Forces Lose Ground in Iraq

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Seattle Is Helping Drug Addicts Instead of Locking Them Up—and So Far It’s Working

Posted April 15, 2015 by Anonymous

Seattle Is Helping Drug Addicts Instead of Locking Them Up—and So Far It’s Working

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Books

Find Me By Laura Van Den Berg

Posted April 13, 2015 by Anonymous

When I was in my twenties, I had a roommate who told me that I was a magnet for weirdness. “Stuff happens to you that doesn’t happen to other people,” he said. I don’t know if that claim is exactly […]

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Throne of Scorpions Erin Bow’s The Scorpion Rules Cover Revealed

Posted April 10, 2015 by James Bow

I’m really proud to help unveil the cover of Erin’s next book, entitled The Scorpion Rules, to be released in late September 2015: Please note that the book doesn’t actually contain any scorpions, or thrones, but it is deeply cool…

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‘Ruby Skye P.I.’ Gives Nancy Drew A Run For Her Money

Posted April 9, 2015 by Anonymous

Step aside Nancy Drew, because there’s a new detective in town—Ruby Skye! If you’re on the hunt for a movie your young tweens will love, this Canadian-made flick will definitely get your stamp of approval. Ruby Skye P.I.: The Maltese […]

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This View From My Office Window Would Be Magical… in December!

Posted April 5, 2015 by James Bow

Happy Easter, everybody. I do have to get cracking on that “To Narnia” sign for the lamppost, however……

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Banoffee Pie from My New Roots

Posted April 4, 2015 by Angela (Oh She Glows)

I’m preparing to host my very first Easter dinner tomorrow – a totally plant-based menu with all the fixins! Go big or go home, I say. Usually we go to my in-laws for Easter, but this year my sister-in-law had to stay close to home for an event so we offered to host. I’m making […]

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The Georgia Legislature Just Pulled the Plug on Electric Cars

Posted April 3, 2015 by Anonymous

The Georgia Legislature Just Pulled the Plug on Electric Cars

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Death Toll Rises to 147 as Al Shabaab Gunmen Attack Kenyan University

Posted April 2, 2015 by Anonymous

Death Toll Rises to 147 as Al Shabaab Gunmen Attack Kenyan University

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Kashmir: After Conflict, Relentless Rains Wreak Havoc

Posted April 2, 2015 by Anonymous

Kashmir: After Conflict, Relentless Rains Wreak Havoc

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California Issues the State’s First Ever Mandatory Water Restrictions

Posted April 2, 2015 by Jason Koebler

California Issues the State’s First Ever Mandatory Water Restrictions

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‘Charlie Hebdo’ Staff Divided Over Magazine’s Newfound Millions

Posted April 2, 2015 by Anonymous

‘Charlie Hebdo’ Staff Divided Over Magazine’s Newfound Millions

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The Wednesday Group By Sylvia True

Posted April 2, 2015 by Anonymous

My 10-year-old daughter has recently become obsessed with the idea of getting her own cell phone. I’m not entirely sure where the desire is coming from, but I suspect that it’s partially a result of craving an independence that I’m […]

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Russian Soldiers Have Given Up Pretending They Are Not Fighting in Ukraine

Posted March 31, 2015 by Anonymous

Russian Soldiers Have Given Up Pretending They Are Not Fighting in Ukraine

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It Was Warmer in Antarctica Than in New York City Last Week

Posted March 31, 2015 by Anonymous

It Was Warmer in Antarctica Than in New York City Last Week

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It’s against the law, bunky!

Posted March 30, 2015 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: Coming soon to a city near you ………,stupid laws and regulations! Yup, they’re doing it in England and the States, BUT,  we got them all beat!! In England, Councils creating ‘bizarre new criminal offences’       <img alt=”PA Wire” src=”http://news.images.itv.com/image/file/629342/article_update_img.jpg”A campaign group has criticised a new law which allows councils to ban activities such as […]

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Tunisia Releases Video of Museum Attack, Arrests 23 Suspects

Posted March 27, 2015 by Anonymous

Tunisia Releases Video of Museum Attack, Arrests 23 Suspects

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San Francisco Guards Accused of Forcing Inmates to Fight ‘Gladiator-Style’

Posted March 27, 2015 by Anonymous

San Francisco Guards Accused of Forcing Inmates to Fight ‘Gladiator-Style’

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Bowe Bergdahl: I Was Tortured, Shackled, and Caged in Taliban Captivity

Posted March 27, 2015 by Anonymous

Bowe Bergdahl: I Was Tortured, Shackled, and Caged in Taliban Captivity

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My Thoughts on the Plot of Frozen Fever

Posted March 25, 2015 by James Bow

Spoiler alert: here is the first part of the plot, as summarized by Wikipedia… It’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa plans to throw her the perfect surprise party with the help of Kristoff, Sven, and Olaf. However, after planning the…

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How To Make The Most Of Your Disney Cruise Experience

Posted March 25, 2015 by Anonymous

We’re giving you all of our tips and tricks to make sure you get the best Disney Cruise experience possible. So here is everything you need to know to prepare for your Disney Cruise Line vacation What to bring and […]

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Book Review: Monday’s Lie By Jamie Mason

Posted March 23, 2015 by Anonymous

I can say (with a fair amount of certainty) that most women I know want to be a perfect mom. Let me clarify what I mean by “perfect.” I’m not talking about the type of mom who wears a permanent […]

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Police Searching For Motive in Machete and Wasp Spray Attack at New Orleans Airport

Posted March 21, 2015 by Anonymous

Police Searching For Motive in Machete and Wasp Spray Attack at New Orleans Airport

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This Elderly French Couple Will Have to Return 271 Stolen Picasso Artworks They Kept In Their Garage

Posted March 20, 2015 by Anonymous

This Elderly French Couple Will Have to Return 271 Stolen Picasso Artworks They Kept In Their Garage

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Ashley Judd’s Fight Back Against Twitter Abuse Shows ‘Grey Area’ of Online Threats

Posted March 19, 2015 by Anonymous

Ashley Judd’s Fight Back Against Twitter Abuse Shows ‘Grey Area’ of Online Threats

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The CIA Just Declassified the Document That Supposedly Justified the Iraq Invasion

Posted March 19, 2015 by Anonymous

The CIA Just Declassified the Document That Supposedly Justified the Iraq Invasion

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Israeli election – the NYT concedes defeat

Posted March 18, 2015 by JR

Netanyahu Soundly Defeats Chief Rival in Israeli Elections.Also badly disappointed are the CBC and its many Israel-hating followers (see the comments)  and as no doubt is Barack Obama after wasting taxpayers’ money attempting to defeat Bibi:

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‘King Bibi’ Holds On to Crown in Israel’s Election After ‘Magician’s’ Comeback

Posted March 18, 2015 by Anonymous

‘King Bibi’ Holds On to Crown in Israel’s Election After ‘Magician’s’ Comeback

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Iraqi Forces Looted and Burned Villages After Routing Islamic State, Rights Group Reports

Posted March 18, 2015 by Anonymous

Iraqi Forces Looted and Burned Villages After Routing Islamic State, Rights Group Reports

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A Roundtable with President Barack Obama: The Cost of Education

Posted March 17, 2015 by Anonymous

A Roundtable with President Barack Obama: The Cost of Education

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