Six In The Morning: FNUniv, Russia, Drilling

6 in the Morning1 CONSERVATIVES VS UNIVERSITIES 1 Sounds like the feds are serious about killing First Nations University. Good timing seeing as it’s finally been fixed. I dunno, maybe next election Saskatchewan should vote in some Conservatives because the current government never does anything for our province except break stuff. (CBC)

2 FUN IN RUSSIA More bombs, death and sadness. (Guardian)

3 SCHOOL’S OUT The Canadian Council on Learning delivers its final report to the government that defunded it. Its conclusions: Canada isn’t doing enough to promote lifelong learning — and that’s making us weak and uncompetitive. (Globe And Mail)

4 TROUBLED AGENCY’S FIRED MANAGERS SAY THEY WERE HARASSED AND SILENCED More woe with the arm’s-length federal agency Rights And Democracy, with has been riven by political battles between pro-Israel, Conservative-appointee  board members and staff. (Toronto Star)

5 NO NEW RESEARCH REACTOR Canada won’t replace the Chalk River facility. Far from an expert but seems like if (if!) medical isotope production is something Canada should be doing, the government that failed on this would’ve been Chretien’s Liberals, because a replacement reactor should’ve been in development 10 years ago. (Calgary)

6 DRILL, BABY, DRILL U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration proposes more offshore drilling. (New York Times) Just curious–after we strip every last bit of  this planet’s resources leaving it a ruined, over-heated, polluted husk that can’t support our species let alone our civilization(s), is that when the rapture comes? Because things here won’t be so good.

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.

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  1. CTV news at noon reports that the new BoG at FNUC has chosen Dr. Shauneen Pete to be university president, replacing the recently fired Charles Pratt. This is about 7 1/2 months after Mr. Pratt & Co. fired Dr. Pete for no reason that anyone could fathom. The irony is delicious, and the choice is a good one. Like a lot of other folks, I learned much of what I know about Dr. Pete as a result of her campaign for the Regina Public School Board. I was impressed by how au courant she was with public education in Regina, and with her positive, professional attitude. She would have made a crackerjack Trustee had she been elected, but destiny had other plans. Very encouraging.

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