A Kind Of Important Thing I Forgot In My Morning News Column, Plus Boogaard News

Saskatchewan teachers will walk off their jobs on Wednesday and Thursday next week. Talks broke off yesterday and there is much unhappiness in teacherville. CBC has the story here.

In unrelated news, I also see on CBC’s site that Derek Boogaard’s death has been ruled to have been caused by an accidental overdose. Boogaard was on a powerful painkiller and he had some alcohol — the story doesn’t say how much. People forget that drinking and medication can be a really dangerous combination. Very sad.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.