Should Sask. scrap some rural roads?

Report on rural communities recommends reducing municipal governments and abandoning some rural roads

A new report on the health of Canada’s rural communities says Saskatchewan should reduce the number of municipal governments in the province and rationalize its vast network of rural roads. Those measures, combined with the adoption of new technologies that improve rural communication, promote entrepreneurship and enhance the delivery of health care and education, will […] Read more


China not welcome as irrigation investor

The Western Producer editorial of Jan. 15 advocating the infusion of foreign and pension fund investment in Saskatchewan’s irrigation infrastructure requires some re-thinking. Undoubtedly, Saskatchewan’s potential for expanded irrigation is an opportunity that must be pursued. That logic is self-evident. How it can be achieved is the issue. First, let’s set aside any involvement by […] Read more