Saskatchewan is a Canadian prairie province. It has an area of 651,900 km2 (251,700 mi2) and a population of 1,013,035 (Saskatchewanians) (January 1, 2002). Most of its population lives in the southern part of the province. The largest city is Saskatoon with a population of 225,928, followed by the province's capital, Regina (population: 187,500). Other major cities include Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Yorkton and Swift Current. See also List of communities in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan is (approximately) a quadrilateral bounded on the west by Alberta, on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the east by Manitoba, and on the south by the American states of Montana and North Dakota.
The province's name comes from the Saskatchewan River, whose name is Cree for "swift flowing river" (kisiskatchewan).
Saskatchewan's economy is dominated by agriculture. Wheat is the most familiar crop, and perhaps the one stereotypically associated with the province, but other grains like canola, flax, rye, oats and barley are also produced. Mining is also a major industry in the province, with Saskatchewan being the world leader in potash exports. In the northern part of the province, forestry is significant.
Saskatchewan is also the world's most important supplier of uranium, and supplies much of the western world's supplies. The uranium industry is closely regulated by the provincial government which allows the government of Saskatchewan great latitude in setting world uranium prices.
Prior to European settlement, Saskatchewan was settled by Athabaskan, Algonquian, and Sioux tribes. The first European to enter Saskatchewan was Henry Kelsey in 1690, who travelled up the Saskatchewan River in hopes of trading fur with the province's indigenous peoples. The first permanent European settlement was a Hudson's Bay Company post at Cumberland House founded by Samuel Hearne in 1774.
In the 1870s settlement of the province started to take off as the Canadian Pacific Railway was built, and the Canadian government divided up the land by the Dominion Land Survey and gave free land to any willing settlers. The North West Mounted Police set up several forts across Saskatchewan.
The indigenous peoples were forced onto their own reservations, and the Métis people who had settled there, led by Louis Riel, attempted the North-West Rebellion to form their own government independent from Canada. Riel surrendered after two months and was convicted of treason.
As more settlers came to Saskatchewan on the railway, its population grew and it became a full province in 1905.
Saskatchewan has the same form of government as the other Canadian provinces with a premier, legislature, and lieutenant-governor.
For many years Saskatchewan has been one of the most leftist provinces. In 1944 they elected Tommy Douglas Premier of the first socialist government in North America. Under his Cooperative Commonwealth Federation government Saskatchewan became the first province to have socialized healthcare. In 1961, Douglas left provincial politics to become the first leader of the federal New Democratic Party .
During the post-war period the CCF and its successor the Saskatchewan New Democrats have dominated provincial politics with Douglas, Allan Blakeney and Roy Romanow all serving long periods as Premier and becoming national figures .
The Saskatchewan Liberal Party was the province's main right wing party for several decades but became insignificant following the defeat of Ross Thatcher's government in 1971. The Progressive Conservatives displaced the Liberals but imploded and officially withdrew from politics following the defeat of the scandal ridden government of Grant Devine.
Today, the official opposition in the province is the Saskatchewan Party, a new right-wing party built out of the remains of the Tories and right wing former Liberals. The current premier of Saskatchewan is New Democrat Lorne Calvert, whose government was re-elected in the 2003 election with a majority government.
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AgriPower Equipment Ltd.
Bourgault, Degelman, JD Credit, John Deere, and Sakundiak farm equipment dealer in Kindersley, Saskatchewan
Melgreen Equipment Ltd.
John Deere tractor dealer in Melfort, Saskatchewan
A.E. Chicoine Farm Equipment Ltd.
Case, Case Credit Finance, Case IH, and Morris tillage dealer in Storthoaks, Saskatchewan
Ag Chem Sales Co. Inc
Ag-Chem, Ro-Gator, and Terra Gator dealer in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Ag World Equipment
Agco Allis, Agco White, Agco Willmar, Agcostar, Agricard Finance, Allis Chalmers, Bourgault, Ezee-On, Fendt, Fieldstar GPS, Gleaner, Hesston, High Line Balepro, Honey Bee, Leon, Massey Ferguson, Massey Ferguson Lawn & Garden, Massey Harris, New Idea, Riteway, Schulte, Westfield, White, and White Tractors dealer in Kinistino, Saskatchewan
Willmar, Apache Hi Clearance Sprayer, Bourgault and Loral, farm equipment dealer in Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Agrifuture Equipment Ltd
Bourgault, Degelman, Flexi-coil, Ford, Fordson, High Line Balepro, Honey Bee, Macdon, New Holland, Sakundiak, Schulte, Spray Air, and Versatile tractor dealer in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
Dusyk Enterprises Ltd.
Brandt, Degelman, Farm King, Flexi-coil, Honey Bee, JD Credit, JD Sprayer, John Deere, Macdon, Morris, Sabre, Sakundiak, Schulte, Valmar, Westfield, Westward, and Wheatheart equipment dealer in Montmartre, Saskatchewan
Preeceville Impl. (1992) Ltd.
John Deere, Landpride, Macdon, Riteway, Schulte, Unverferth, and Westward dealer in Preeceville, Saskatchewan
Minard Equipment Ltd.
Bourgault, Degelman, Macdon, Riteway, Schulte, Valmet, Vermeer, Visa, Walinga, Westward dealer in Weyburn, Saskatchewan
Moosomin Team New Holland
Flexi-coil, Ford, Fordson, New Holland, Versatile tractor dealer in Moosomin, Saskatchewan
Nelson Motors & Equipment (1976) Ltd
John Deere Farm Equipment Dealer in Radville and Avonlea Saskatchewan
Wheatbelt Sales Ltd.
Bourgault, Ford, Macdon, New Holland, Schulte, Westfield, and Westward dealer in Wadena, Saskatchewan
Watson Distributors Ltd.
John Deere dealer in Weyburn, Saskatchewan
Sagal Bros. Sales Ltd.
Flexi-coil, Ford, Fordson, Morris, New Holland, Versatile, and Westward dealer in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Prince Albert New Holland
Alo Loaders, Ford, Honey Bee, Macdon, New Holland, Suzuki, Versatile tractor dealer in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Farm World Equipment LTD.
New Holland, Bourgault, Macdon, Honey Bee, and Spra Coupe, farm equipment dealer in Kinistino, Saskatchewan
Full Line Ag Ltd.
Agco Allis, Agco Allis Lawn & Garden, Agco White, Agcostar, Allis Chalmers, Ezee-On, Massey Ferguson, Massey Ferguson Lawn & Garden, New Idea, and White Tractors dealer in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Shortline Spraying & Equipment Ltd.
Apache, Batco, Blumhardt, Bourgault, Schulte, Valmar, Westfield, Westward, and Wil Rich cultivator dealer in Redvers, Saskatchewan
Nykolaishen Farm Equipment Ltd.
John Deere Farm Equipment Dealer in Kamsack Saskatchewan
Shaunavon Industries (1980) Ltd.
Bourgault, Degelman, Ezee-On, Farm King, High Line Balepro, and John Deere tractor dealer in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan
Southey Farm Supply Ltd.
Degelman, Honey Bee, JD Credit, John Deere, Macdon, and Westward dealer in Southey, Saskatchewan
New Holland Flexicoil Degelman Morris Macdon Farm Equipment Dealer in Shaunavon Saskatchewan
Wagar Farm Equipment Ltd.
Agco White, Bourgault, Cockshutt, Degelman, Ezee-On, Farm King, Leon, Macdon, New Idea, Oliver, Rem, Sakundiak, Westfield, Westward, White Tillage, and White Tractors dealer in Sturgis, Saskatchewan
Bourgault Industries Ltd.
producers of air seeder, cultivators, chisel plows, mounted packers, air hoe drills, wing type packers, field sprayers, harrow drawbars and grain carts.
West Central Sales Inc.
Case IH farm equipment dealer in Raymore, Saskatchewan
Western Sales (1986) Ltd.
John Deere dealer in Rosetown, Saskatchewan
Weyburn Agro Sales Ltd.
Bourgault, Case IH, Degelman, Flexi-coil, IH, Kubota, Melroe, and Steiger tractor dealer in Weyburn, Saskatchewan
Manufacturer of agricultural equipment including wind powered power generators, water pumps, aeration, farm chemical safety, harvest and cattle handing equipment.
Flaman Stores Inc.
Western Canada based agricultural dealer specializing in grain storage management. We also handle livestock equipment, flat deck trailers, electronic tread-mills and many other types of farming equipment and accessories.
Yorkton New Holland
Ford, High Line Balepro, Honey Bee, Macdon, New Holland, and Westfield dealer in Yorkton, Saskatchewan
R-J Sales & Service (1991) Ltd.
Belarus tractor and Morris tillage dealer in Wadena, Saskatchewan
Prosper Tractor Ltd.
Bourgault, Brandt, Degelman, John Deere, Sakundiak dealer in Estevan, Saskatchewan
WarDale Equipment Ltd.
Case IH and Flexicoil farm equipment dealer in central Saskatchewan, Canada
Wheatland Industries Ltd
New Holland Morris Degelman Schulte Farm Equipment Dealer in Elrose Saskatchewan
Raymore New Holland
Flexi-coil, Ford, Macdon, Morris, New Holland, Sakundiak, and Westward equipment dealer in Raymore, Saskatchewan
Redvers Agricultural & Supply Ltd.
Degelman, Ford, Fordson, Leon, Melroe, Morris, New Holland, and Versatile equipment dealer in Redvers, Saskatchewan
RY Sales & Service Inc.
Allied, Alo Loaders, Belarus, Farm King, Universal, and Valtra Valmet dealer in Ogema, Saskatchewan
Glen Mor Grain Systems Ltd.
Bourgault, Brandt, Ezee-On, Farm King, High Line Balepro, Honda, Kubota, Landpride, Macdon, and New Idea equipment dealer in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Green Acres Equipment Ltd.
John Deere dealer in Unity, Saskatchewan
John Deere dealer in Moosomin and Wawota, Saskatchewan
GreenTrac Ag Sprayers Inc.
John Deere Sprayer dealer in Yorkton, Saskatchewan
Hibbard Equipment Ltd
Batco, Brandt, Degelman, High Line Balepro, Macdon, Massey Ferguson, Massey Harris, Morris, New Idea, New Noble, Riteway, Sakundiak, Schulte, Valmar, Westward, and Wheatheart equipment dealer in Minton, Saskatchewan
J & B Equipment Ltd.
Case IH, Degelman, Ezee-On, Honey Bee, IH, Kubota, Landpride, and Westward dealer in Kindersley, Saskatchewan
John Bob Farm Equipment Ltd.
Bourgault, Ford, Fordson, Macdon, Morris, New Holland, and Versatile tractor dealer in Tisdale, Saskatchewan
Ke-ed Equipment Ltd
Ford, Fordson, New Holland and Versatile dealer in Weyburn, Saskatchewan
John Deere Farm Equipment dealer, located in Oxbow, Saskatchewan
KMK Sales Ltd
Agco, Massey Farm Equipment ,Salvage used ag parts, Arctic-cat, Kawasaki Dealership in Central Saskatchewan located at Humboldt .
Lakeview Farm Equipment
Degelman, JD Sprayer, John Deere, and Westward dealer in Foam Lake, Saskatchewan
Lintlaw Service Centre (1978) Ltd.
High Line Balepro, Morris, Schulte, Ski-Doo, Westfield, Westward, and Wheatheart dealer in Lintlaw, Saskatchewan
Maple Farm Equipment
Bourgault, Farm King, Hagedorn, Honey Bee, JD Sprayer, John Deere, Landpride, Macdon, and Unverferth dealer in Yorkton, Saskatchewan
New Holland dealership, located in Regina, Saskatchewan
Miller Farm Equipment
Case IH Dealer in Moosomin Saskatchewan
Moker & Thompson Implements
Case IH, Flexi-coil, Westward, Sakundiak, Degelman, Ezee-On and Leon full agricultural dealership.