The side effects of Estevan Saskatchewan’s remarkable growth spurt

Estevan Saskatchewan is on the cusp of a resource-fuelled growth spurt that’s attracting newcomers from across the country and around the world.  Growth has brought it’s share of problems – low vacancy rates, high cost of housing, increases in drug related crime, and difficulty filling employment positions in the service industry.  Read more at The Globe and Mail.

India to provide free generic drugs

India has put in place a $5.4-billion policy to provide free generic medicine to its people.  The decision could change the lives of hundreds of millions in a country where public spending on health was just $4.50 per person last year.  Under the plan, doctors will be limited to a generics-only drug list and face punishment for prescribing branded medicines.  Read more at The Globe and Mail.

This summer is “What Global Warming Looks Like” in America

Climate scientists suggest that if you want a glimpse of some of the worst of global warming, take a look at U.S. weather in recent weeks – wildfires, heat waves, droughts, flooding and a powerful freak wind storm called a derecho.  These are the kinds of extremes experts have predicted will come with climate change, although it’s far too early to say that is the cause.   Read more at Fox News.