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.
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
In 1873, a bloody "battle" known as the Cypress Hills Massacre took place when American wolfers, including Thomas Hardwick and John Evens, who were stopped at one of the posts, lost some horses. They believed the horses had been stolen by a group of Nakoda (Assiniboine) camped nearby, and after
Today, "radiation" is one of the standard treatments for patients with cancer, but in 1950 it was virtually unheard of: nuclear medicine was a brand new field.The Cobalt 60 Therapy Unit was the first effective Cobalt Radiation Therapy machine for use on patients with cancer. It was developed in the
Mysteries of Canada is no stranger to shipwreck stories. We have reported on the Gunilda Shipwreck, the Titanic, the Ethie and many more. But to be reporting a Saskatchewan Shipwreck seems, even to me, a little strange. We tend to think of the Canadian Prairies as essentially flat and what
On 15 March, 1960, Captain Roger Cooper landed his U2 Spy Plane on the frozen surface of Wapawekka Lake in Saskatchewan after suffering an electrical failure. The U-2, made famous by the downing of Francis Gary Powers in his U-2 Spy Plane over Russia in May of 1960, was the