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Happenings Around Saskatchewan

Discussion in 'The Earth and Our World' started by Inannawhimsey, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

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    Fellow convivial sentients,

    I proffer this thread as a place for y'all to place any news, happenings, sightings, and such that involve Saskatchewan.
     
  2. Inannawhimsey

    Inannawhimsey M&M, Cascadian Lovers

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    Junior Men's Softball Championship started Saturday in Prince Albert. 13 nations.
     
  3. crazyheart

    crazyheart tomorrow,tomorrow

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    Regina is now home to more ladybugs than people.

    Three hundred thousand of the red and black, polka-dotted insects are being released around the Regina as part of what the city says is an environmentally friendly approach to controlling aphids.

    Ladybugs are a natural predator of tiny green aphids, which the city's parks director Ray Morgan says are causing big issues for Regina's trees.

    "They suck the juice out of the trees, they cause problems with the foliage, and you know what? They cause stress on the trees."

    An adult ladybug can devour up to 50 aphids per day, Morgan says.

    Regina's Victoria Park was ground zero for the project, where 150,000 ladybugs were released Thursday morning.

    Public pitches in
    A large crowd gathered in the park for the release, where children were encouraged to help the city distribute the bugs. Shrieks and cheers could be heard as Morgan doled out batches of bugs to eager little hands.


    [​IMG]A young girl helps guide ladybugs from a cup onto a tree in Regina's Victoria Park. (Adnan Mohamad/SRC)
    Brenda Baumgartner and her six-year-old daughter, Addie, were among the throng.

    Addie, who was decked-out in a ladybug hat complete with spring-mounted antenna, was delighted.

    "I think that they're super fun to play with," she said distractedly, while shepherding her allotment of ladybugs onto the base of a tree.


    [​IMG]Addie High, 6, of Regina takes part in a lady bug release in Regina's Victoria Park on July 13. (CBC)
    The last time Regina saw such a spectacle would have been around two decades ago, Morgan said, noting that the environmental angle, as well as cost-effectiveness, drew the city back to the idea.

    The 300,000 bugs, which were shipped to Regina from California, cost the city around $1,200.

    They reproduce, Morgan said, so their numbers should increase by next year. By the fall, he said, the city should be able to gauge their effectiveness.
     
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  4. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    Can you imagine a stressed tree of thought considering the biblical adage to stay clear of that and do whatever you does ... thoughtlessly ... the command of love itself and why the intermediates are shamed when they become aware of what was mis't ... that clouded encounter?

    As in the butterfly mode there could develop a dervish ...
     
  5. crazyheart

    crazyheart tomorrow,tomorrow

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    WILKIE, Sask. — A Saskatchewan farmer who was convicted of killing his severely disabled daughter nearly 25 years ago is applying for either a new trial or a pardon.

    Robert Latimer’s Vancouver lawyer, Jason Gratl, has filed an application with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, asking them to consider both options.

    Gratl cites a miscarriage of justice in his client’s case, stating that although Latimer no longer faces restrictive parole conditions, his life sentence means he lives under the permanent threat of having his parole revoked.

    Latimer’s daughter Tracey, who had cerebral palsy following oxygen deprivation at birth, was 12 when her father killed her in October 1993 by piping exhaust fumes into the cab of his truck.

    Latimer appealed after he was convicted of second-degree murder in 1994 and in 1997 the Supreme Court of Canada ordered a new trial due to jury interference.

    He was convicted again and eventually sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 10 years.

    He was granted day parole in February 2008 and full parole in November 2010.

    Gratl’s application states the circumstances of his client’s conviction deserve what would be a rare ministerial review, but if that’s not granted then Latimer deserves a pardon.

    He said Latimer is a “victim of medical malpractice” because if Tracey had received the medical treatment to which she was lawfully entitled, her father would never have intervened.

    “The miscarriage of justice in Mr. Latimer’s trial results from the fact that opiate analgesia, which would have had the secondary effect of ending Tracey’s life and the option of palliative sedation, was unlawfully and unfairly withheld from Tracey,” he wrote.

    “The fact that this was not considered at trial or any of the appellate levels was manifestly unjust and amounts to a miscarriage of justice.”
     
  6. crazyheart

    crazyheart tomorrow,tomorrow

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    Always been a controversy
     
  7. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    People like controversy ... thus the qualities ... and conflicts within the greater mind ... an entity out there but few believe ...

    It may be looking over our shoulder right now ... however it is a female and not male as men only like the alternate to Dei in wars ... thus that Black Widow handle to the Moorish ladies ... slightly hued incident?

    Thus don;t speak of shadows encountered cause black is unseen ... it is just an occult force ... like cats!
     
  8. JRT

    JRT Me on the left.

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    I moved to Ontario from Saskatchewan in 1969. As a result I raised the average IQ of both places. I am altruistic that way.
     
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  9. Luce NDs

    Luce NDs Well-Known Member

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    Must be the pig ... it is said that pigs are good luck ... cause if you get one in the muck of the head ... man you can n ever stop the learning swirl ... Coriolis effect that some believe is as wallow ... or pen 't ... too many words in a crank? They are in the swim ... whether folk believe the pig can swim or not ... some research prerequisite!

    Just look up at night at the sloe swirl ... a dark myth?
     

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