Planet S Column 009 – Yay Taxes!

Yay Taxes! Sean Shaw Published Thursday November 28, 10:27 am If you want a functioning city, you’ll agree “Taxes are too high!” “Don’t raise my taxes!” “Ghaa!!! Taaaaxxes!!!” Sound familiar? If you’re from Saskatoon, it should. From the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, Saskatoon wore its yearly low tax increases as a badge of honour, ...

2013 Ford Mustang GT: A Review

2013 Ford Mustang GT: A Review
I would never call myself a gear-head, my knowledge of the inner workings of automobiles is generally limited to locating the battery, washer fluid tank, and helping my father-in-law change the oil on our cars.  Overall, when it comes to purchasing a car my must haves are reliability, fuel millage, and price.All of that aside, ...

Planet S Mag Column – Halloween Edition

In place of my regular column, the latest edition of Planet S Magazine has a series of tongue-in-cheek horror stories contributed by a few of the regular writers. Here are my two offerings (though the rest of the stories, I think, are much better – find them HERE):   THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN We’ve all heard ...

Roles of a Canadian Mayor – Story-teller

In Canada, for the most part, we have what is called a ‘weak mayor’ system – the mayor is only one vote amongst many and their vote counts the same as an individual councillors. While the job of mayor, especially in large cities, is multifaceted, one of the important roles a mayor plays, an importance ...