This week at ABC Wednesday, S gets centre stage.
S is for Saskatchewan, one of the prairie provinces in Canada.
It became a province in 1904 and is noted as being the first place in North America to have a social-democratic party, which was elected in 1944.
There is a population of just over a million people in the whole province – about half are in the capital Regina and Saskatoon. The north is only sparsely populated.
The economy of the province is based on agriculture (wheat and canola are huge, as is beef cattle); mining (potash and uranium mainly) and oil
I have flown over this relatively flat province several times but visited just once.
Check here to see where to go and what to see in this province, where rivers abound and there’s great fishing and lots of outdoor activities.
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