Canada 150: Your Town

Written by admin on 28/09/2019 Categories: 上海楼凤

From Île-à-la-Crosse to Big Beaver, Global News at 6 aired fun facts about small Saskatchewan towns throughout the month of June to celebrate Canada 150.

Facts included Alvena once being the bootlegger capital of the province to an old flour mill in Kincaid that held a well kept secret. You can see all the photos and facts in the gallery below.

Fun fact: the flag of Saskatchewan was created in Hodgeville back in 1969. It was designed by school teacher Anthony Drake, he won a province-wide competition that had over four thousand entries.

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Fun fact: Canadian country music artist Hank Snow references Gravelbourg in his song “I’ve Been Everywhere.” that song was also made popular by Johnny Cash.

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Fun fact: Rosthern got its name after a man named Ross drowned in the creek that flows through town. Tern is old English for a small body of water. And somehow, the name stuck.

Kelly Pankratz/Submitted

Fun fact: Alvena was the bootlegger capital of the province. To boot, the rumour is Al Capone liked hanging out here!

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Fun fact: Outlook is located along the South Saskatchewan River and is the province’s irrigation capital.

Judy King/Submitted

Fun fact: Brock Lesnar calls Moosomin home!

Colin Stewart/Submitted

Fun fact: The church in Stanley Mission is the oldest standing building in Saskatchewan.

Tianna Cook/Submitted

Fun fact: Odessa is home of Thunder on the Prairies… and it has nothing to do with weather. It’s actually an annual antique tractor pull!

Craig Boehm

Fun fact: Ardill is home to the first ever licensed bar in Saskatchewan and it’s still open.

Dane Roy/Submitted

Fun fact: Back in the 1990s, a complete plesiosaur skeleton was found near Ponteix and now you’ll find “Mo” a statue of the sea reptile as you drive into town.

Neil Fisher

Fun fact: the bar in Coderre is well known for the brands that are burnt all along the walls from neighboring cattle farms. … and their massive mushroom burger of course.

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Fun fact: the population of Big Beaver would be described as a handful of people but they do have a general store and it’s motto is “if we don’t have it, you don’t need it.”

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Fun fact: NHL star Patrick Marleau hails from Aneroid and returns to help on family farm during the summer months.

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Fun fact: this is my favourite by far. Word is… it is illegal to frown at a cow in Bladworth BUT I spoke with the mayor and he says if you so choose to furrow your brow at a cow, they won’t write ya a ticket.

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Fun fact: Kincaid had a flour mill which was famous for its perfect pancake flour – which was sold nationwide. Many companies approached the small mill for the recipe but it was never sold and remains a secret to this day.

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The Canadian metis-leader, Louis Riel has a couple ties to Île-à-la-Crosse. His father, Louis Riel Sr. was born there and his sister Sara Riel was a nun in the town and is now buried in the local cemetery.

Gerald Roy/Submitted

Fun fact: Canada’s leading supplier of lumber and building materials, Beaver Lumber started in the town of Wolseley back in 1883. It is no longer open but the building is still standing.

Nathan Bauche/Submitted

Fun fact: back in 2005 there was a big foot sighting near Wakaw. The sighting was recorded by the Big Foot Field Researcher’s Organisation.

Annette Wylie/Submitted

Fun fact: Maple Creek is where NHL player Zack Smith was born and raised. He currently plays for the Ottawa Senators.

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Fun fact: Cochin has the only lighthouse in Saskatchewan!

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Fun fact: in 1946, Lang purchased the first school bus in Saskatchewan for $4,200. It could transport 28 students and the first to board was Betty-Joy Olson.

Sherry Shamblin/Submitted

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