Six In The Morning: sNOOOOOOOOOOOw

6-in-the-morning1 CENSORING SCIENCE The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada is released the results of a survey of 4,000 scientists today. The survey asked scientists about censorship and political interference. Hundreds of federal scientists said they’d been asked to alter work for non-science reasons. Yikes.

2 ANGRY ELSIPOGTOG New Brunswick’s Assembly of First Nations wants shale gas exploration — might lead to fracking that would devastate the environment — suspended, while Elsipogtog Chief Aaron Sock remains cross about RCMP treatment of protesters.

3 AFTER THE DEPORTATION There’s still support for Victoria Ordu and Favour Amadi.

4 NORTH CENTRAL CLEAN UP Not just about the Grey Cup.

5 BURNING IT OFF A derailed, exploded train smoulders in Alberta while one town’s residents worry about their animals.

6 ANIMAL CRUELTY Two Alberta farms apparently treat chickens very, very badly.

AROUND THE WORLD A Roma couple has been charged with kidnapping a child; U.S. President Barack Obama is exasperated with glitches with health insurance registration; Qatar’s highest court says it’s totes cool to imprison poets for 15 years; Facebook is allowing videos of people being murdered again; New Jersey’s Republican governor Chris Christie surrenders on gay marriageFrance wants an explanation from the U.S. about NSA spying; and the U.S. Supreme Court is going to look at just how mentally deficient someone needs to be to be put to death.

DO NOT LIKE DEPT Boo this! Booo!


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.

5 thoughts on “Six In The Morning: sNOOOOOOOOOOOw”

  1. Ron, you keep forgetting that I subcontracted to you!

    Actually, this snow, to be followed by freezing rain, raises a conundrum: should a person leave the snow on the public walk, in the hope that it absorbs some of the rain, or should (s)he scrape it off, leaving a clear surface for black ice? Decisions, decisions.

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