News o' the Week #1
Like all Canadians when I hear the words 'potash' and 'Saskatchewan' in the same sentence I start to quiver with excitement.
So it is understandable that the country has been in a tizzy recently because of the threat of a takeover of Saskatchewan's foreign owned Potash Corporation by a different foreign company.
I know I was riveted to the CBC.
This past week Prime Minister Stephen Harper finally deep sixed the plan.
We're particular about which foreign company owns our natural resources.
And okay, I admit it. I looked up 'potash' in the dictionary.
Potash: ... substances ... made from wood ashes and used in soap, fertilizers, etc.
Anyway, Saskatchewan has a lot of the stuff, enough to keep the national soap dispensers full for 4,000 years
News o'the Week #2
Prince William announced his engagement to Kate Middleton.
As a wedding gift Canada plans to give them a giant, Inuit hand carved, beaver shaped, soap dish made out of dried moose nuggets.
And a lifetime supply of potash.