Couplets for development workers

Couplets for development workers

Like 1,000 of her fellow workers at a construction project on the North Bund, Jin Xiaofeng, a 37-year-old Henan native, is staying in Shanghai for Spring Festival, the most important holiday for Chinese people who celebrate at family reunions.Jin, who lives with her husband, daughter and her mother-in-law in Shanghai, won’t be reunited with her parents this time, but for…

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Engineering firm chosen for Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Expansion Mission

Engineering firm chosen for Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Expansion Mission

By Brian Zinchuk, Local Journalism Initiative reporterEstevan MercuryFri., Feb. 5, 2021timer3 min. readRegina– SaskBuilds, the ministry responsible for the Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Expansion Project announced by Premier Scott Moe last summer, announced on Feb. 4 which engineering firm will head up the megaproject. Regina-based Clifton Associates Ltd. (Clifton) has been selected to begin engineering work…

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Larry Summers Is In the end, Belatedly, Irrelevant

Larry Summers Is In the end, Belatedly, Irrelevant

For a few short hours from Thursday afternoon to Friday morning, Larry Summers seemed to be on the verge of blowing up another big stimulus. Back in 2009, Summers, then the White House’s top economic adviser, had pushed Barack Obama to go small, based on overoptimistic economic projections and worries about political blowback, a catastrophic…

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The Democratic Celebration Has a Fatal Misunderstanding of the QAnon Phenomenon

The Democratic Celebration Has a Fatal Misunderstanding of the QAnon Phenomenon

On Thursday, the House voted to strip Georgia Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of her committee assignments, putting an end to one chapter of what’s sure to be an ongoing saga in the chamber’s Republican caucus. In a meandering nonapology in the hours before the vote, Greene, who has endorsed an impressive array of conspiracy theories,…

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Prince Albert, Sask. device taps $forty five million water venture

Prince Albert, Sask. device taps $forty five million water venture

Rural communities near Prince Albert, Sask., want to turn the taps on a $45 million water project.The Town of Shellbrook and the RM of Shellbrook have struck a steering committee with the Prince Albert Rural Water Utility (PARWU), spending $60,000 on studying a new water treatment plant with connecting pipelines to the communities, according to…

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