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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Gull Lake Hotel Fire

I didn’t hear until last week that the town of Gull Lake, on the Trans-Canada Highway, lost its Hotel building on Thanksgiving weekend. It was arson.

This Summer we spent a night in Gull Lake on our way through to Alberta on vacation, so I got some photos of the town, including the Hotel.

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Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Double Standards

Eeeevil Lefties: ‘This is a disaster. We should aim to prevent future disasters. What went so wrong?’ Rawlco: “it will be positive and it will go a long way to mitigating Alberta’s downturn.” He’s a story about how people survived north of the Fort Mac wildfire. 39. They can safely evacuate 25,000 people from a […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Double Standards

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Head In The Tarsand

When an out of control fire roars toward you, it’s totally fine to stick your head (and the rest of you) into the sand, in a fireproof shelter preferably. After the fire passes, you’ve got to come out and ask what the heck happened, and why. Facebook has been bustling with people talking about the […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Head In The Tarsand

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Trudeau on Forest Fire Tragedy

The Prime Minister spoke about forest fires’ connection to climate change at a community affected by a massive evacuation due in part to climate change. “The reality of climate change is that we’re going to see more and more extreme weather events and we need to make sure that as a country we’re properly equipped […] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Trudeau on Forest Fire Tragedy

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Craik Fire

A Saskatchewan landmark went up in flames the other day. Last time I saw the Ecocentre, it had erosion behind it from a spillway, that seemed significant. . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Craik Fire

Susan on the Soapbox: The Rules-of-the-Universe-Do-Not-Apply Christmas List

The politicians on a break and so are we… Ms Soapbox is curled up in front of the fire playing with her Christmas List. Like most of us she has pretty much everything her little heart desires—a comfy home, loving … Continue reading . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: The Rules-of-the-Universe-Do-Not-Apply Christmas List

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Dollhouse Gone

It was destroyed by the artist last year in a fire. I stopped by it several years ago.

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: A romance for the ages

It began simply. He was out on his morning rampage when he crashed through the front gates of SeaWorld. She was doing the 10 am show, trying to keep her spirits up while simultaneously pleasing her human masters and keeping … Continue reading →

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: 40 Years of Accidents in a Single Year

2013 had more railroad accidents than the past 40 years combined. Also, if you remember, a Quebec town was blown up, killing dozens instantly after the Lac Megantic rail disaster from under-staffing of a trail carrying dangerous tarsands bitumen in cars not rated for carrying it.

My pal Jerry mused: “if only we cold put . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: 40 Years of Accidents in a Single Year

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Lights from Space

Tragic fire from space.

Check out Mars in great detail.

More link dumping: –Teach your kid how to share.

An excellent list of free programs, and ones you cannot trust. Opt out of PRISM. Join your friends in a prism-break. –Send messages encrypted “OTR”.

-Journalism’s slide into working for the man.

-Why . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Lights from Space

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Meteor and Aurora

This is my new best meteor photo, and it came with some faint aurora (northern lights) at the bottom of the frame too!

CFI had a star party for watching the Perseid meteor shower on Saturday night. There should be more meteors tonight too, so head outside and look up for a few minutes . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Meteor and Aurora

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Lafleche Loses Another Building: Flying Goose Inn

Another accidental fire in Lafleche last night, this one attributed initially to careless smoking (is there any other kind?). The Flying Goose Inn, the only bar and hotel in town, burned to the ground. Months ago, M.O.M, the bus station, also burned.

The hotel, a few weeks ago, in April.

Adding a little heartache . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Lafleche Loses Another Building: Flying Goose Inn

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Deer-Tour Around Saskatchewan

Saturday’s road trip through the mist and fog yielded me the best wildlife photos I’ve ever had the privilege of shooting. Some photos from the earlier part of the trip I posted on Sunday morning.

-Glentworth, SK

Less than a few kms north of Glentworth, just turning toward the highway . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Deer-Tour Around Saskatchewan

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: More of Lafleche Main St. Destroyed

The last of the old Lafleche Red & White grocery store, and the former butcher shop that adjoined it to the north, has burned down. Most recently it was M.O.M a coffee shop and store. The main part of the Red & White had been torn down years ago. It was one of the many . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: More of Lafleche Main St. Destroyed

DeSmogBlog: How To Divide And Conquer The Free Market Climate Change Denial Movement

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Much has been made lately of the Heartland’s Institute’s implosion over it extreme position on climate change. In February there was the revelation of internal strategy documents that included a plan to promote climate change scepticism in schools. In early May they unveiled a billboard equating those who believe in global . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: How To Divide And Conquer The Free Market Climate Change Denial Movement