Today (Wednesday, Jan. 26) www.estevanmercury.ca switched to a new commenting system called DISQUS. This new system will allow better protection against spam and is easier to use.
See http://www.estevanmercury.ca/misc/estmercury/termsprivacy.html for more information.
Unfortunately we were unable to migrate comments from our former system over to the new system, which means that several ongoing discussions on past stories have been interrupted. We apologize for that inconvenience but we're confident that you will find the new features and reduced spam will more than make up for it.