Saskatchewan is a prairie province in Canada that is landlocked. It has a total area of 251,700 sq mi. Saskatchewan is bordered by Alberta on the west, The United States on the South, on the north by the Northwest Territories, and the east by Manitoba. Saskatoon is the largest city. Other major cities include Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Yorkton, Estevan, Swift Current, and North Battleford.
How Canada Saved the Buffalo
No doot aboot it: we Canadians love our wildlife, and we’re not afraid to show it. Visitors to our country are greeted by images of moose, blue whales, and Canada geese when they step off the plane, and the polar bear, the elk, and the beaver-
How John A. Macdonald Helped the First Nations
On Saturday, August 11, 2018, the City of Victoria, British Columbia, removed a bronze statue of Canada’s First Prime Minster, Sir John A. Macdonald, from the grounds outside City Hall. According to Victoria’s Mayor Lisa Helps, the decision to remove the statue was
6 Incredible Canadian Tornadoes
On August 3, 2018, a monster F-4 tornado- a raging, swirling vortex with 280 km/hour winds- ripped through the rural community of Alonsa, Manitoba, destroying private property and killing 77-year-old retired teacher Jack Furrie.Tragic as it was, the Alonsa tornado is but the latest in a long
The Mounties, the Mentalist, and the Murderer
Canadian history is riddled with strange stories of "mentalists" who, through the use of some mysterious inherent quality, make accurate predictions based on past events of which they ought to have no knowledge.Last month, I wrote an article on incidents involving “Second Sight” on
If you walk along the seawall in Vancouver's Stanley Park, you'll come to a bronze sculpture of Harry Jerome, one of Canada's greatest track stars. Back in the 1960's, this Canadian icon shattered several world records in sprinting. Although Jerome was a great runner, he is remembered today for more
5 Frontiersmen of the Canadian Wild West
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2. Kootenai Brown
If you've ever driven through Waterton Lakes National Park on the Alberta #5 Highway, you might have noticed a sign labelled "Kootenai Brown" directing you off the main drag. If you take the sign's advice,
Five Frontiersmen of the Canadian Wild West
Thanks to Hollywood Westerns, the world will not forget icons of the American frontier any time soon. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) immortalized Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Cochise County Cowboys. John Wayne's starring role in The Alamo (1960) made Davy Crockett a household name.
The Battle of Batoche lasted for four days in May of 1885. It ended the insurrection of the Métis on the Canadian prairies. The uprising was trying to keep the rights and culture of the Métis who had mixed ancestry of First Nations People and Europeans.The Métis under the political
What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Canada?For many people, the answer to that question is one of five things: 1) maple syrup; 2) beavers; 3) hockey; 4) beer; and 5) Mounties. Of those five things, only Mounties- formally known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or
The Tylosaurus, the key to Turtle Lake Monster and Cadborosaurous?
In 1938, in the Chalumna River in South Africa, a fish was discovered. The Coelacanth (pictured below), lesser known as Latimeria chalumnae, was thought to have been extinct for almost 300 million years but there it was, swimming happily. The find was