Alberta auditor flags $1.6B in government accounting blunders, oversight problems


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globalnews.ca— Auditor general Doug Wylie said the mistakes are on big-ticket files like the Keystone XL pipeline and the so-called energy war room.

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ctvnews—Cure for diabetes? University of Alberta researchers believe they've found one. Scientists at the University of Alberta say they may have discovered a cure for diabetes.

kottke.org—Lessons from the Ancient World about the Political Collapse and Recovery of Self-Governing Communities. This is a fascinating post by historian Bret Devereaux, who specializes in ancient history (esp. Rome), that looks at ancient self-governing democracies and republics in the Greek and Roman world and describes how they fell into crisis and, crucially, how they were able to recover to avoid losing that self-governance. But in that large sample size, we also get a sense of what solutions succeed and what solutions fail to hold together a self-governing community in these sorts of pressures. Beset...