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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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Star Gazing Southern Prairie Railway

Southern Prairie Railway, Ogema, SK

A tour on the Southern Prairie Railway takes you on a rolling stage where your imagination can play in the old west. more

Special Features

Gordon Bucek with photo of birthplace

Carolynn Bucek

Often, the stories we publish touch lives in ways we cannot predict, as with the story "People of Sod, People of God," published in our fall 2008 issue. Here, Gordon Bucek recounts his surprising connection to our magazine. more

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Glory Over Everything Kathleen Grissom crop

Glory Over Everything Kathleen Grissom

A spiritual sequel to Kathleen Grissom’s debut (and New York Times best-selling) The Kitchen House, Glory over Everything is set in in 1830s Philadelphia. more

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Prairie Paladin Medieval Market & Faire

Culture Days Saskatchewan

Apparently, Saskatchewan is obsessed with the Middle Ages. Regina has the Medieval-inspired Stone Hall Castle and its very own Globe Theatre, and Saskatoon has myriad events celebrating this long-ago time. more

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A Geography of Blood by Candace Savage

A Geography of Blood by Candace Savage

A Geography of Blood is one of those rare books that changes the way you see the world. In this nonfiction book, Candace Savage turns her critical and creative eye on herself and her adopted hometown of Eastend. more

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Lionel Hughes

In the heart of Regina sits a medieval castle. Its resident and builder waits by the door, inviting visitors onto the elaborate stage he has created. more


Dollybird Anne Lazurko

Dollybird Anne Lazurko

Set in 1906, Dollybird is not the Saskatchewan you know, but it is a Saskatchewan that’s charged with life and energy, a place you will not soon forget. more

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Image: Snowbirds TankCam

From the outside, central Saskatchewan may seem like a sleepy, farming province, but history and action is tucked into every corner. more


Dogs of the Fur Trade

Prairies North

Sled dogs have always been associated with the fur trade. The journals of the first European traders show that dogs occupied much time and thought for the early explorers. more


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