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GRAIN ELEVATOR PROTECTED

GRAIN ELEVATOR PROTECTED

The Government of Saskatchewan has designated the Veregin Christian Community of Universal Brotherhood Grain Elevator as the province’s 54th Provincial Heritage Property. The elevator is adjacent to the Canadian National Railway track in the former village of Veregin, located 50 kilometres...


53RD PROVINCIAL HERITAGE PROPERTY

53RD PROVINCIAL HERITAGE PROPERTY

The Government of Saskatchewan has designated the Shiloh Baptist Church and Cemetery as our 53rd Provincial Heritage Property. The heritage value of the Shiloh Baptist Church and Cemetery resides in its association with the first black community in Saskatchewan. Following the American Civil...


ARCHIVES ACROSS SASKATCHEWAN

ARCHIVES ACROSS SASKATCHEWAN

At the City of Saskatoon Archives, they work to preserve and provide access to the historical records of the City as well as to those of historically significant individuals and organizations. Did you know that the Saskatoon area has been inhabited for at least 8,000 years. Remnants of the...


THE COLLEGE BUILDING

THE COLLEGE BUILDING

As one of the first buildings constructed on campus, the College Building reflects the prominent role agricultural education was to play at the newly created University of Saskatchewan. Originally designed to house the College of Agriculture, this multi-purpose building quickly became a hub...


CANADA LIFE ASSURANCE BUILDING

CANADA LIFE ASSURANCE BUILDING

This significant six-storey building was constructed by 1914 for the Canada Life Assurance Company. It served that purpose until 1947 when it was purchased by the newly created Saskatchewan Government Insurance Office. SGIO maintained its head office in the building until 1979. This historic...


SOME VERY HISTORIC PLACES

SOME VERY HISTORIC PLACES

What historic places are Saskatchewan's oldest? We referred to Wikipedia.com to find out what its contributors had to say about this question. It turns out that the oldest historic place on record, considering multicultural settlement of Canada, is located on the banks of the Churchill River...


CLAYBANK BRICK PLANT HERITAGE SITE

CLAYBANK BRICK PLANT HERITAGE SITE

Claybank Brick Plant hosted hundreds of visitors during its annual Heritage Day festival a week ago. You may still visit Claybank today or any other Sunday in summer. It's worth the drive. The Plant is a National Historic Site and a Provincial Heritage Site in Saskatchewan. This year, there...


LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AWARDS 2018

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AWARDS 2018

The 2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Heritage Awards were presented at Government House in Regina by His Honour the Honourable W. Thomas Malloy on Wednesday, June 13th. This annual event celebrates those projects that safeguard the Living Heritage of Saskatchewan. Recognition is given for the...


LEGACY PUBLICATIONS

LEGACY PUBLICATIONS

Margaret Hryniuk, Frank Korvemaker and Larry Easton have produced two coffee-table books relating to historic Saskatchewan buildings. Legacy of Stone focuses on stone buildings erected throughout the province. It was selected as the Book of the Year in the 2009 Saskatchewan Book Awards. Legacy...


GOVERNMENT HOUSE

GOVERNMENT HOUSE

Government House, 4607 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, is one of 52 Provincial Heritage Properties. It was commissioned in 1888, after the Territorial capital was moved by the federal government to Regina from Battleford. It was completed in 1891. The building's heritage value lies in its use as the...