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Save the environment while saving money


TANNARA YELLAND Associate News Editor Today’s economic standstill has one important potential advantage: cutting costs often benefits the environment. In times of financial trouble, people often cut down on any expenditures they can. This can mean anything from fewer toys for the kids to moving Grandma to a cheaper home. Often one of the things…

USSU executive speaks up for human rights


The Islamic Republic of Iran has been in turmoil since the June 12 presidential elections. Two hours after the polls closed, authorities announced Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won the presidency with 60 per cent of the votes. The announcement prompted protests from supporters of main opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi. All three of the opposition candidates have suggested the election was rigged, and more recently, former presidents Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami also noted their dissatisfaction with the results. Countries around the world, including Canada, also doubt the validity of the election results.

Students left behind


Despite recent economic growth in the province, many of Saskatchewan's students are struggling to find employment. Saskatchewan is enjoying an economic boom that appears even more dramatic in light of the bleak situation in neighbouring provinces and countries. Between June 2008 and June 2009, 14,500 new jobs were created in Saskatchewan. This is by far the largest number of new jobs from that time period of any province or territory ”” New Brunswick was the only other province to create any jobs and it saw an increase of only 3,000. But while the record-breaking growth looks good on paper, it does not seem to benefit students in the market for summer jobs.

The darker side of Canadian history


Yves Engler has laid out a difficult task for himself. Although most Canadians believe Canada's foreign policy is built on peacekeeping and resolving conflicts, Engler is out to disprove such notions.

In Brief: June 25, 2009


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Saskatchewan: A traveller’s paradise


With summer here, everyone wants to have some fun, and summer fun means road trips. But with many students saving up for university over the summer, there is rarely money left over for travelling. Thankfully, Saskatchewan has many great things to see ”” even on a budget ”” so start exploring today.

Talking about nuclear war


With debate over the development of nuclear power beginning to heat up, Saskatchewan seems on the brink of a nuclear war of words. The issue came to centre stage last year when the Canadian nuclear power company Bruce Power indicated it was investigating the prospects for developing a commercial-size nuclear reactor in northwestern Saskatchewan. In fall 2008, the Saskatchewan Party established the Uranium Development Partnership, a 12 person panel created to advise the government on potential strategies for developing the uranium industry in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan currently produces approximately 30 per cent of the world's uranium supply. The UDP argues that this gives the province a comparative advantage in entering some other areas of the uranium industry.

Youth movement spearheads eco-awareness


With the twin intentions of fostering youth involvement in politics and promoting an environmentally friendly Saskatoon, the people behind 2008's We Are Many festival organized an action summit for May 14.

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