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Archie Belaney a.k.a. Grey Owl

Paul Horsdal / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada / PA-122479

Grey Owl was a tarnished brand long before its architect died of alcoholism, pneumonia and exhaustion in 1938. So why have we kept him on? more

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Gestingthorpe

Ruth Bitner

After the appearance of Gestingthorpe house in the Spring 2017 issue of Prairies North we heard from Grenfell’s Colin Traub. Here he shares the memories he gathered from Werner Zerbin, a previous owner of the house. more

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Saskatoon by Amy Jo Ehman

Saskatoon by Amy Jo Ehman

Saskatoon: A History in Words and Pictures may be historical non-fiction but that doesn’t mean it’s boring. Author Amy Jo Ehman tells the history of Saskatoon picture by picture; almost every page has a historical photo and the story behind it. more

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VIDO-InterVac

VIDO-InterVac

Saskatchewan is the birthplace of many important medical innovations. Five of these advancements were especially influential in kickstarting programs on both the national and international stage. more

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Tips from Tommy

Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan R-B2908-3

Tommy Douglas left a legacy of pithy sayings and wise practices, some that you may not have heard of until now. more

People

Veregin Prayer Home and statue

Ruth Bitner

The Doukhobor Prayer Home in Veregin celebrates its 100th anniversary at the National Doukhobor Heritage Village July 15-16. The celebration will draw people from all over Canada and the United States who have ties to the area. more

Places

Fort Carlton

Wendy Cooper

We highlight some of the people who signed Saskatchewan's treaties at a time when their world was undergoing great change. more

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Tommy Douglas by Vincent Lam

Tommy Douglas by Vincent Lam

Tommy Douglas by Vincent Lam is as much a story about Saskatchewan and Canada as it is about the man. more

Sask Books

Towards a Prairie Atonement

Trevor Herriot, University of Regina Press

The history of the prairies is complicated. Trevor Herriot delves into the weeds of this landscape's story, asking whether the destruction of its natural state could have been avoided. more

Sask Books

Consider the Sunflowers

Elma Schemenauer

Rural women enjoyed many of the benefits from modernization but increased urbanization created new complications. Author Elma Schemenauer has explored the new realities facing women like her mother in her fictional book, Consider the Sunflowers. more

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Doukhobors

Glenbow Archives NA-2878-15

The role of women in Doukhobor settlement was significant and it is little wonder they left such a deep impression on succeeding generations. more

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Prairie Mother

Courtesy Elma Schemenauer

The first generation of European women on the prairie provided the foundation for family and community life that made settlement a viable enterprise. more

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Education of Augie Merasty

Education of Augie Merasty

The stories from Joseph Auguste Merasty's time spent at a residential school will anger and sadden you. The actions of his "keepers," as he calls them, will disgust you. Which is exactly why it is so important to read this book. more

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Gus Kenderdine Lagoon at Emma Lake

Gus Kenderdine

Our land is always with us. But in the midst of Saskatchewan’s natural power and beauty, how can we possibly keep track of the changes taking place around us, much less, understand what they mean? Art and a bit of history help. more

Nature

Cobalt Bomb Timeline

Angie Ishak

The Cobalt-60 dosage calculations determined by Dr. Fedoruk and her team would go on to become the worldwide standard for cancer treatment; see the timeline from the 1940s to today. more

History

Memories in Copper

Megan Hazel

Regina jewellery artist Megan Hazel has crafted wearable art using copper salvaged from the Legislative Building in Regina, creating a connection to the province you can wear near your heart. more

People

Swift Current past present collage

Swift Current

Swift Current has a long history in Saskatchewan and it has changed a lot over the years. Here are a few of our favourite photos from the city's past and present. more

History

Coconut cream pie

Stacy Spensley, via Flickr.

When Sue Nicholson's father returned from Swift Current after his deployment there during the Second World War, he craved coconut cream pie, "an elusive recipe" Sue and her mother could never seem to perfect. more

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John Francis Nicholson

Sue Nicholson

Throughout her childhood, Sue Nicholson's father recounted stories about his exploits during the Second World War. Here, she meets the ghost of her youthful father on the streets of Swift Current. more

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Sylvia Fedoruk and Ed Epp

U of S Archives, Harold Johns Collection, MG 372

In late fall 1951, the University of Saskatchewan’s pioneering medical physics team and mechanical wizard John McKay put the final touches on an innovative new machine, the cobalt-60 therapy unit also called the “cobalt bomb.” more

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Prairies North Special Double Fall/Winter Issue 2017

Prairies North Special Double Fall/Winter Issue 2017

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