When I was younger and more naive, I assumed anyone who committed suicide was foolish, and above all, selfish. I know a lot of people think this way. I did.
Saskatchewan is under the spotlight these days as the landmine term of “racism” makes an unwelcome appearance in news headlines.
With an economy in the tanks and new stories every week of different sectors facing emerging struggles, it is never a good time for a government “to introduce controversial legislation.
On May 13, Saskatchewan Government Insurance announced it was launching a “new, emotionally-charged multi-media advertising campaign to raise awareness about impaired driving. The campaign shows the void, literally, that is left behind when a friend or loved one is killed by an impaired driver. The absence of that person leaves a hole in the lives of those left behind, demonstrating the campaign slogan that “impaired driving impacts lives, families — everything.”
The recent spill of heavy oil from a Husky Energy pipeline into the North Saskatchewan River might raise public awareness in the province about the safety of pipelines, but it is doubtful if it will change many people’s existing perceptions about the issue.