Zoom Into Nature! http://saskatchewanderer.ca/blog/zoom-into-nature Wed, 06 Jun 2018 17:27:40 -0600 A new exhibit at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum (RSM) is getting up close and personal with the natural world that surrounds us. We're talking insects and animals that we are most familiar with, many of which call Saskatchewan 'home'.Using innovative technology, inlcuding cutting edge imaging systems and 3D printing, the RSM has created an exhibit that allows visitors to zoom in on... Northlands College Mine School http://saskatchewanderer.ca/blog/northlands-college-mine-school Mon, 28 May 2018 19:07:57 -0600 In March, I traveled north to Air Ronge, Saskatchewan where I had the opportunity to tour the Northlands College Mine School.Programs offered at Northlands College enable students in Northern Saskatchewan to acquire skills that are in demand in the province and around the globe. Whether you are looking for courses in nursing, mining technology, social services or trades, Northlands College can be... Spring Seeding 2018! http://saskatchewanderer.ca/blog/spring-seeding-2018 Thu, 24 May 2018 19:32:56 -0600 The 2018 spring seeding season in Saskatchewan is well underway and farmers have been working hard these past few weeks to get their seeds into the ground and machines rolling. I visited a grain farm north of the community of Indian Head where I met Andrea Webster, her husband Dwight and their son Rylan.Andrea and Dwight both grew up in Indian Head and they have two children who both work in the... Baildon Hutterite Colony http://saskatchewanderer.ca/blog/baildon-hutterite-colony Wed, 23 May 2018 17:31:00 -0600 Established in 1967, Baildon Hutterite Colony near Briercrest, south of Moose Jaw, has come a long way in significantly contributing to the agricultural industry in Saskatchewan. This was a visit I couldn't wait to make, and gave me the opportunity to walk around and learn how farming in colonies has evoloved and continues to grow in our province. This is one side of the story I wish to... Archery on the prairies! http://saskatchewanderer.ca/blog/archery-on-the-prairies Thu, 10 May 2018 16:09:28 -0600 The bow and arrow dates back to prehistoric times, however, the art of archery is alive worldwide. In Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (SWF) promotes inclusive participation for young athletes of all physical levels in archery through the National Archery in the School Programs (NASP). With this program, more opportunities have become available for Saskatchewan youth to explore... Engineering Project Day http://saskatchewanderer.ca/blog/engineering-project-day Wed, 02 May 2018 15:53:00 -0600 For the past 19 years, the Engineering Department at the University of Regina has been hosting Engineering Project Day, where 4th year engineering students present their final design projects to the public. At this year's event, the student groups were divided into four categories: Electronic engineering, industrial engineering, petroleum and software engineering. Each category... A Day On The Farm http://saskatchewanderer.ca/blog/a-year-round-operation Sun, 29 Apr 2018 16:39:00 -0600 Twenty miles east of Saskatoon, just off Highway 5 near St. Denis, is a grain farm, where I spent a day shadowing Claude Labrecque. I wanted to learn what happens on the farm during the cold months, and what kind of preparation is involved for the beginning of spring seeding. Driving up to his farm, I could see Claude already busy at work, riding his sled from his shop to the barn where the... Stockholm's Outdoor Classroom! http://saskatchewanderer.ca/blog/stockholms-outdoor-classroom Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:49:48 -0600 Stockholm is a village of 300 people located 16 kilometres north of the Qu'Appelle Valley, and this awesome little community is home to one of Saskatchewan's outdoor classrooms. MacDonald School's outdoor classroom has a greenhouse, garden spaces, plenty of leeway to adventure in the trees, and an area with chickens, goats and other animals. This classroom is inspired by... The "Dream" Plant http://saskatchewanderer.ca/blog/the-dream-plant Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:22:02 -0600 Located 470 kilometres north of Saskatoon is the community of Ile-a-la Crosse, home to Saskatchewan's largest northern fish processing plant. For the past five years, the community of approximately 1,300 people has been working to develop a new fish processing plant that could boost revenue and create jobs within the region. After countless meetings and revised business plans, a... Fire & Ice Festival http://saskatchewanderer.ca/blog/fire-and-ice-festival Thu, 05 Apr 2018 18:43:00 -0600 In Saskatchewan, Ness Creek is typically associated with summer festivals like the Ness Creek Music Festival. Recently, however, I was able to attend Ness Creek's Fire and Ice Festival which offers a unique approach to celebrating all things winter. Located in the boreal forest just 20 kilometres northeast of Big River, activities included snowshoeing, sleigh rides, snow and ice sculpting...