Six In The Morning: Confiscated Raccoons

6-in-the-morning1 RAIL SAFETY ON THE HONOUR SYSTEM The Conservative government brought in new rail safety rules written by the rail industry. Zuwahh? This is negligence. Industries should be heavily consulted on regulations, obviously, but write them? No. That’s a recipe for watered down, unsafe rules that get people hurt and killed. Bad, bad Harper government.

2 STABBY STABBY Less than half of workers in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region have had flu shots this winter. Sad face.

3 THE LIGHTS ARE ON BUT NO ONE’S HOME Jill Smith from CJME looks into the SaskPower building’s always-on lights.

4 DECEMBER JOBPOCALYPSE Canada lost 46,000 jobs in December, the largest one-month drop in a few years. Meanwhile, U.S. job growth has slowed down. And closer to home, Evraz Place Inc. just let issued layoff notices to 400 employees go in it’s its “tubular” division, which is most certainly NOT tubular. Grump! UPDATE: Overall, though, Saskatchewan has the lowest unemployment in Canada. UPDATE AGAIN: Wow, what a bunch of typos and flat-out errors. Whitworth fail!

5 FLAMING BIGOTS Russia’s hateful and ignorant Orthodox Church wants a referendum to ban homosexuality. Do they want gays and lesbians to be murdered? I guess they do. Assholes.

6 ARE YOU FOLLOWING THE BIG NEW JERSEY SCANDAL? People in New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s office deliberately created a massive, four-day traffic jam, APPARENTLY to punish political opponents. The basics are here. This would be huge news in any case just because public safety was undermined in the service of political vindictiveness, but the fact that Christie is a leading contender for the Republican 2016 presidential nomination makes it a massive story.

FAMOUS HANNAH MONTANA ‘COON REPELLENT ‘COON TOSSED IN SLAMMER Outrageous! Damn you, Tennessee! Give this bearded hero his raccoon back!

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.

4 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: Confiscated Raccoons”

  1. #4 Evraz (that place with molten hot steel) not Evraz place (that place with not so hot concerts/hockey etc) issued lay-off notice to 400 workers.

  2. Glad to see you’re incorporating a little reference to Miley’s daddy in today’s Six in the Morning, Whitworth! And, well before noon, too. But, as fascinating as the Coon Repellant story was, I’m afraid it led me to watch the Cooking Racoon video on youtube as well. And, that was JUST. PLAIN. NASTY! Now, I need to find something else that will bring me back to feeling bold yet sassy for the rest of the day. Not sure how many shots of whiskey that will take but I’m willing to try.

  3. Rebecca: raccoons are for cuddlin’, not cookin’! Also: Thanks Rusty, I’ll correct that.

  4. Stephen, I betcha if it came down to it, you like me would. As long as there was bacon gravy,

    Let’s retrofit the Sask power building Yes!

    Has anyone done the math to see if a retrofit is going to be cheaper in the long run, than the amount electricty saved ?

    Aren’t there any breaker panels for any given floor?

    Given the elevator repair crew is there; a little extra light never hurts.

    Time for solar panels / collectors, to be Mandatory on ALL New construction projects. residential or commercial.

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