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  • Custer and the Canadian West
    Custer and the Canadian West
    Most everyone has heard of the The Battle of The Little Big Horn,in Montana, which began on June 25th of 1876 and carried over to the 26th. This was when a force of Lakota, Arapaho and Northern Cheyenne fighters overwhelmed the troops of U.S. Army...
  • Ol' Dan has called it a day
    Ol' Dan has called it a day
    (Note -- this is a repeat of an earlier publication. Ol' Dan has now passed away.)You don't see Ol 'Dan much around the streets of Radisson these days, but ask most anyone about him and they'll say, " Oh yeah, Ol' Dan,...
  • It remains a mystery
    It remains a mystery
    As we wind up another June and get set to walk into a new July, there are many items on our list that remain a mystery to many Canadians.For instance, what will be the long term implications of that recent Supreme Court of Canada decision to "...
  • Peromyscus maniculatus, the deer mouse
    Saskatchewan reports first hantavirus death of 2014
    Saskatchewan health officials have reported today the first hantavirus fatality of the year, prompting a warning to the public to take precautionswhen camping, opening their cottage, getting the RV or boat ready for the season, moving woodpiles or...
  • Economic freedom in Canada
    There's a Reason Alberta is Number One
    When it comes to job creation in Canada, Alberta is number one. And by a fairly wide margin, too.In a report issued by Statistics Canada this week it was revealed that the Albertan economy created 87% of all the jobs created in Canada over the...
  • Saskatchewan hockey in February means it is now playoff time
    Saskatchewan hockey in February means it is now playoff time
    Around these parts, you gotta get in your skating while the skating is good. Best months are usually November, December, January and February, which is why most senior hockey leagues here wrap up their regular schedules by the end of January, then...
  • Measles virus
    Regina, Saskatchewan issues measles alert
    Just days afterSaskatchewan health officials issued a public health advisory because of travelers from the Philippines were confirmed positive with measles, health authorities in the capital city issued another alert Jan. 20.The Regina Qu&rsquo...
  • Airline travel increases the spread of infectious diseases
    Saskatchewan health issues public advisory due to measles
    An unimmunized infant, traveling with family from the Philippines to Regina, Saskatchewan, was confirmed positive for the viral disease, measles, prompting provincial health authorities to issue a public advisory Jan. 17.The infant and family...
  • Colleen Valentine and her radio bliss
    Colleen Valentine and her radio bliss
    What is the best thing you can do with your life? Find a job that is also your hobby, or find a hobby that you can turn into a job. As they say, “Follow your bliss, and the money will follow you.”You think Bill Gates wanted a real job?...
  • You just might be from...
    You just might be from...
    In Canada, if you brag to people in other parts of the country that you still do not pay any sort of provincial sales tax, then you just might be from Alberta.And, if you tell your friends and relatives elsewhere that you realize there is a lot of...
  • Surrounded by spectacular beauty in the Big Muddy Valley
    The Old West lives on in Saskatchewan's Big Muddy
    Tall red buttes rise towards a deep blue sky. Dusty paths of brick-colored clay, just as hard too, snake through the badlands, skirting both deep sandstone ravines and prickly pear cacti. Echoes of the Old West arise in one’s mind, but this...
  • Saskatchewan’s radio valentine continues her story.
    Saskatchewan’s radio valentine continues her story.
    When last we heard from Saskatchewan’s Colleen Gazdewich, her radio career had yet to begin and she was telling us how her sister-in-law pushed her to explore the world around her.Colleen then went on to say that she listened to whatever ...
  • The story of the Saskatchewan radio Valentine
    The story of the Saskatchewan radio Valentine
    Using our fully modern, luxuriously upholstered and completely imaginary Saskatchewan radio recall time machine, we whisk you now back to the fall of 1985, just prior to the madness that would be Expo 86,(which is totally irrelevant to our story...
  • Charmaine Cooper and Part Two of her Saskatchewan radio story
    Charmaine Cooper and Part Two of her Saskatchewan radio story
    A co-worker once described Charmaine Cooper as a “pretty, blonde, pleasant, relatively quiet young lady.”Quite true. And also very quick to catch on to the ins and outs of the radio business. After starting off in Victoria, B.C., at...
  • The Dave Baker Saskatchewan radio story continues with Part Two
    The Dave Baker Saskatchewan radio story continues with Part Two
    Think about this one for a few seconds -- You’re nineteen or so, have wanted to do a certain job or play a certain sport or go to a certain school, and then, almost out of the blue, a guy comes up to you and says, “You’re not cut...