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Home-based journalist, writer, editor, ex-paper boy. Posts are mine unless a fiend has stolen my phone. “Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one." -1984

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Joined Twitter 11/15/11


This year’s property tax adjustment is commendable and sends the right signal. But many will find it hard to accept… https://t.co/Kp5Tz6YhB7
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12/5
2020
With 283 cases identified from 3504 tests across #Saskatchewan today, a rough positivity rate of 8.1% is indicated: https://t.co/Q5mUgKAG5r
Retweeted by Phil Tank+283 cases and +1 death reported in #Saskatchewan today: 9527 cases (+283 today) 55 deaths (+1 today) 126 hospital… https://t.co/YYK0zpacfM
Retweeted by Phil TankThe @cityofsaskatoon is a key partner supporting the right mix of housing availability in #yxe. Grateful to #yxecchttps://t.co/2IORVJp54m
Retweeted by Phil TankMore than a dozen care homes in #Saskatoon have recorded #COVID19 cases. Also, the number of cases in the Saskatoon… https://t.co/evyyN7T4Er#Saskatchewan's daily #COVID19 cases topped 250 for just the seventh time Thursday, but the SHA is preparing for da… https://t.co/l8oWqtHkpjBudget meeting is finished! We got the mill rate down to 2.83% by cutting almost 3 million dollars ($2.86M). So hap… https://t.co/vqiocNa77K
Retweeted by Phil Tank @davekirtonward3 I’ll guess Last Train to Clarksville by The Monkees ... https://t.co/eG85XsJVJH @davekirtonward3 What was the tune? 🎵🎶.. at one point in the virtual deliberations the mayor says we will take a break. Silence as everybody leaves their… https://t.co/iwzpGYQBmk
Retweeted by Phil TankWe did it! Cut $2.86 Million from the budget and got it down to 2.83%. Wish is was lower... but this is the best… https://t.co/smsKyDT1oT
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12/4
2020
If this holds that would be the lowest #Saskatoon property tax increase since 1.87 per cent in 2006 and the fourth… https://t.co/Zj3bAqqjjCBut nearly 600 staff are expected to be redeployed.Here's how services will be affected. It's not expected to be as severe as the reduction in the spring. https://t.co/WLdY50t2e5The #Saskatchewan Health Authority is warning about a slowdown of some health services — like some elective surgeri… https://t.co/JZOxG41Lnx @MMandryk @TerranceB Also, this story does mention the recoveries, which are still being outpaced by new cases, unf… https://t.co/cGL6szHwa1Active #COVID19 cases in #Saskatchewan (842 a month ago) hit 4,017. Deaths (25 a month ago) reach 54. #skpolihttps://t.co/uoH4tLRvKX#Saskatchewan adds 259 #COVID19 cases (112 in #Regina zone) and the 54th death, a person in the south zone over 80.… https://t.co/IT6HcEzBEdI wonder if Don Atchison is watching budget talks since this is what he proposed during the election campaign. https://t.co/zMfReCgLWRThere are now more than a dozen #Saskatoon care homes where a #COVID19 outbreak has been declared with 33 recorded… https://t.co/xN4zv8a0Cn#Saskatchewan-made #ventilators on the way. #skpoli #pandemic #coronavirus #COVID19SK #COVID19 https://t.co/XW1M8CtBkaI proposed cutting spending by $2.5M and/or using less than 0.05% of our reserves to lower the tax increase as one… https://t.co/eoJwwX1bfu
Retweeted by Phil TankI don't understand why there's so much talk about pardons If Trump and his cult want to avoid jail, what's wrong… https://t.co/rcp2HO3iIQ
Retweeted by Phil TankObama, Bush, Clinton Say They're Willing To Get Coronavirus Vaccine On Camera https://t.co/JTKdWO9h8E
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12/3
2020
Here's the #Saskatoon forecast for the next week as city hall embarks on an initiative to remove snow from resident… https://t.co/F2HE0WzjvXThis graphic shows how the number of cases with no known exposure or where the cause is pending have grown over the… https://t.co/fliayCV5cVHere's the update epidemiological curve for the #COVID19 #pandemic dating back to March 11. #skpoli #coronavirushttps://t.co/XldbcLEQjLPrince Albert is close with 186 active cases after 14 new cases.The #Saskatoon zone hit a new high with 1,340 active cases after 109 new #COVID19 cases and 35 recoveries. The… https://t.co/iwcWpYf37sDespite lower than average testing numbers today, the overall 7-day rolling testing average demonstrates consistent… https://t.co/QhkkxmWUxn
Retweeted by Phil Tank#Saskatchewan adds 239 #COVID19 cases — including 109 in #Saskatoon zone — and two more deaths, one from #Regina zo… https://t.co/BgdEw5W2rIWilliam Shatner calls on Alberta to adopt the federal tracing app https://t.co/cbMZeQyb2P #COVID19AB #YYC https://t.co/QW6SV0OpBI
Retweeted by Phil Tank @macphersona https://t.co/kOBeTHjE5V#Brantford police knew for months that a woman was murdered, but failed to inform the public. But @EXPSGamble follo… https://t.co/yYZ4Hz4pU9 @Cassidy_Hooper_ @Crikey65 These are per capita statistics per 100,000 people.Four deaths at #Saskatoon long-term care home related to COVID-19. We've seen this sad story in other jurisdictions… https://t.co/ryYJu4SHcs @thinktankSK This is so backwards. Keep outside nets. They should remove the indoor ones first.
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12/2
2020
The 2021 Juno Awards are being delayed...at least for several weeks. Organizers say Canada’s biggest night in musi… https://t.co/2HLQrA1DM4
Retweeted by Phil TankCurious whether any other municipality in #Saskatchewan has removed nets from outdoor rinks.#Saskatoon councillors question decision to remove outdoor #hockey nets from outdoor rinks. #yxecc https://t.co/98bjOKY0QqSome irregularities in the reporting of deaths today. The locations of reported deaths, including those reported ju… https://t.co/IDox0KqNT8Today's positive cases come as a result of 2,431 tests, the first time since Nov. 19 that tests have dropped below… https://t.co/6dMX8uU9QTThree of those who died were from the #Saskatoon zone, two aged over 80 and one aged 60 to 79. With just 41 new cas… https://t.co/JpCHkHAVEbFour more people have died after being diagnosed with #COVID19 in #Saskatchewan — that brings the total to 51 with… https://t.co/WAkyud7dWPWith sadness we cancel Winterruption, Jan 28-30. We hoped the free outdoor events would be something great to look… https://t.co/b4ayraBZXm
Retweeted by Phil Tank2/2 "Athletes and dancers 18 years of age and under may continue practising, conditioning and skills training in gr… https://t.co/C1tzG6MKvK1/2 #Sask rules say: "All team/group sports, activities, games, competitions, recitals, practices, etc. are suspend… https://t.co/kuqAcsbTL3 @thinktankSK I’m happy to hear some hockey can continue but isn’t it strange to not have universal rules across the… https://t.co/Q7qAsBcAps
Retweeted by Phil TankSo the City of #Saskatoon is removing hockey nets from outdoor rinks purportedly to comply with provincial rules pr… https://t.co/4Zkq39eoGT
12/1
2020
@JJDemkiw It's here. 49 recoveries today, only three in #Saskatoon zone where the actives cases (1,318) now outpace… https://t.co/HzgVtXjCEDBrantford Police admitted this morning (after being pressed) that a woman was murdered here in March and they chose… https://t.co/JIenQbgEIv
Retweeted by Phil TankHere's another sobering #Sask statistic: There are now 6,600 contacts of cases that require followup.Two additional deaths bring the total to 47.#Saskatchewan adds 325 #COVID19 cases, the third highest daily count, including 125 in the #Saskatoon zone. Total c… https://t.co/ADpA1shAuGWhen Mussolini was voted out of office by his own Fascist Grand Council in a dramatic July 1943 nighttime meeting,… https://t.co/kimar1bNNo
Retweeted by Phil TankFirst day and we’re already Weekes into the session. Congratulations to @randyweekes on his election as Speaker of… https://t.co/Njs5jAlYlP
Retweeted by Phil TankQ: I heard a rumour that people are getting COVID-19 positive test result calls when they haven’t got a COVID-19 te… https://t.co/gydkAB3Cyw
Retweeted by Phil TankTHE SUSPENSE IS OVER! Randy Weekes will preside over Saskatchewan's 29th legislative assembly as Speaker, after def… https://t.co/4H4HQmZp2B
Retweeted by Phil TankActive #COVID19 cases in #Saskatchewan now more than triple that of #Ontario and more than double that of #Quebec.… https://t.co/lUvGFJkzsgThe Blake Schreiner first-degree murder trial is not proceeding this morning in #yxe, as previously scheduled. Lawy… https://t.co/rvGxJwg0k5
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11/30
2020
Today’s increase of 351 #COVID19 cases is the second highest daily jump in #Saskatchewan. Cases in hospital at new… https://t.co/Wy57R6S1ur
11/29
2020
More than 100 students in self-isolation at a single #Saskatoon high school. #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemichttps://t.co/tle7DliHk6 @macphersona That dude's fine unless four or more of his drinking buddies want to join him at the same table. Or f… https://t.co/Q6DPzZjlXr#Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has tested negative for #COVID19, but will remain in isolation until Sunday. Moe c… https://t.co/FDxQytnC61Today new COVID-19 rules begin. Your Broadway was already at 30 capacity. We will now suspend concession/food+bever… https://t.co/9aJ0vDb45S
Retweeted by Phil TankAs the latest batch of #COVID19 restrictions take effect, a bleak new batch of numbers arrives. #skpoli #COVID19SKhttps://t.co/7VXsadCX7J#Saskatchewan adds 329 #COVID19 cases (third highest daily case count, 158 in #Saskatoon zone) and four deaths (tot… https://t.co/jZ4lnWMVwBConfirmed #COVID19 cases have risen to 42 at #Saskatoon long-term care home in #Saskatchewan's worst such outbreak.… https://t.co/HjW7tCZOj4Hmm https://t.co/X2QQMpT5HpOk, Blue Jays! @globeandmail scoop (paywall) about knocking down Rogers Centre (née Skydome) and building condos an… https://t.co/IvBSjScpTi
Retweeted by Phil TankDid you know you can disagree with masks, lockdowns and government restrictions, lobby hard against them, and yet s… https://t.co/gaCwk8hlPY
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11/27
2020
"As God as my witness..." 🦃⬇️ This is a required watch every #Thanksgiving. #WKRP https://t.co/bRhJdxwYUt
Retweeted by Phil TankEarlier today I received notice from @SaskHealth that I tested positive for Covid-19. I did everything from wearing… https://t.co/ND1zzRcPE5
Retweeted by Phil TankWith 125 new #COVID19 cases in the #Saskatoon zone, active cases jump to 960, while actives in the #Regina zone dro… https://t.co/UEyDyp4FuKThe seven-day average for new daily cases has risen to 243 or 20.1 cases per 100,000 people.#Saskatchewan adds 299 #COVID19 cases (third highest daily count, includes 72 at #Saskatoon Correctional Centre) an… https://t.co/qRQ4lc6oVI
11/26
2020
@macphersona https://t.co/AmNlr84A11Just in: President Trump has pardoned his first national security adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn was the only membe… https://t.co/E85PozE6NC
Retweeted by Phil TankAlso, while group sports are cancelled: "Fitness activities and group fitness classes in groups of eight or fewer c… https://t.co/QywbzGDA0YIn addition to the four-per-table limit, restaurants/bars must space tables two metres apart if there are impermeab… https://t.co/BWVVuRas3hAlso, large retail outlets (more than 20,000 sq. ft.) are limited to 50 per cent capacity or four square metres of… https://t.co/boUYkR0PcSThese measures remain in effect until Dec. 17.Here are the #pandemic restrictions coming to #Saskatchewan Friday: All team/group sports suspended Number at table… https://t.co/yszGdNXF92One thing notable in today's COVID-19 data: we are not seeing any new deaths, despite the tragic news of Fred Saska… https://t.co/JmOx218Bpv
Retweeted by Phil TankThree other sub-zones in #Sask have more than 100 active cases: 151: Shellbrook, Birch Hills 146: Prince Albert 131… https://t.co/naPtSvhQmxFor the third straight day, new cases in #Regina zone top those in the #Saskatoon zone, this time 69 to 37.Similarly, the government previously refused to disclose how many cases were at schools, citing privacy issues for… https://t.co/k8as1y5gtC
Retweeted by Phil TankWhile it's wonderful #skpoli is becoming more transparent by releasing the number of COVID-19 cases at LTC homes, S… https://t.co/xvqQdxxPf3
Retweeted by Phil Tank#Saskatchewan adds 164 #COVID19 cases, the lowest daily total since 153 on Friday. Total: 7,047 Active: 3,012 ↑ (83… https://t.co/WYZX8AthbtSaskatoon mayor sending mixed messages on city's role in stopping the spread of covid-19 #yxe https://t.co/jaLXWbT6TM
Retweeted by Phil TankTrump administration rushing a rule to reintroduce firing squads for federal executions. https://t.co/dL2smSNnkM
11/25
2020
#Alberta bans all indoor social gatherings and limits outdoor gatherings to 10 people. #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemicMost other provinces appear to be holding daily news conferences or close to it now that the #COVID19 threat has increased. @kmitchsp's story on the death of Fred Sasakamoose. https://t.co/IGIZdBDeNf @thinktankSK I had to laugh that we're at the point where a non-record breaking day is a win looking at the last 5… https://t.co/uY2yHEmr2W
Retweeted by Phil TankA thread from Gregory Burke, the former CEO of #Saskatoon's Remai Modern art gallery on the end of the human rights… https://t.co/g0uS4oYoAE#Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and Dr. Saqib Shahab have postponed a news conference today until tomorrow at 3 p.m… https://t.co/Lole0tD0Io @RyanKGlobal Swiss? German, French or Italian?Here's how active #COVID19 cases have exploded this fall: Sept. 10 #Sask: 59 #Saskatoon zone: 16 #Regina zone: 6 Oc… https://t.co/HaeNiL3LjL#Saskatchewan adds 175 #COVID19 cases, the lowest number since Friday and below the seven-day average. Total cases:… https://t.co/98sr0JN0cq
11/24
2020

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