at the Duval potash mine
near Saskatoon, 1976
location and date unknown
near Humboldt, date unknown
pit uranium mine
Rabbit Lake, 1979
location unknown, 1980
and Morris cultivators at Western Canada Farm Progress Show
- In another
of a long series of health care initiatives, Saskatchewan introduces
a prescription drug plan.
- The first
automated teller machine (ATM) in Canada is pioneered by Sherwood Credit
Union in Regina.
- The Weyburn
Inland Terminal is the first farmer-owned
and operated inland grain terminal in Canada. Large terminals like this
will spell the end of hundreds of country elevators.
- The Kinsmen
host Telemiracle. The telethon, which raises money for people with special
needs, is so
that it will become an annual event with widespread grassroots support.
Per capita giving by Saskatchewan people will set new records.
Place opens in Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan. It is Western
Canada’s first research park.
Wheat opens in Sintaluta. The play, written by a 25th St. Theatre
collective in Saskatoon, tells the story of the formation of the Wheat
Pool. Sintaluta was chosen for the debut performance because history
was made there in 1901 when farmers came together to form the Territorial
Grain Growers’ Association.
- The Western
Canada Farm Progress Show is held for the first time in Regina. It showcases
the latest in farm machinery and agricultural technology, and will become
one of the largest shows of its kind in North America.
is trademarked. Pioneering work in the development of canola was carried
out at the University of Saskatchewan. The crop, with its bright yellow
blossoms, will change the look of summertime fields in Saskatchewan.
debuts in Regina. It is the first known television movie service available
to subscribers on cable in North America.
welcomes the first of 3000 “boat people,”
refugees from southeast Asian countries like Vietnam and Laos. Many
are sponsored by church groups.
celebrates its 75th anniversary. Communities across the province host
parades and picnics and dozens of special events. History books are
compiled by local historians.
- The Gabriel
Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research is incorporated
for the study and preservation of Métis culture.
barley, a product of the Crop Development Centre at the University of
Saskatchewan, becomes the worldwide standard for malting barley.
Grant Devine appoints Saskatchewan’s first female cabinet ministers,
Joan Duncan and Patricia Smith.
of Saskatchewan Indian bands reorganize to form the Federation of Saskatchewan
Indian Nations, Canada’s first Indian legislative assembly.
hosts the World Assembly of First Nations. More than 20,000 attend,
making the assembly the world’s
largest gathering of indigenous people.
- Key Lake
Mine opens in northern Saskatchewan. It is one of the world’s
largest uranium producers.
Taube, born in Neudorf, is the first Saskatchewan-born Nobel Prize winner.
He wins the prize in chemistry.
population tops one million for the first time.
completes installation of the world’s longest commercial fibre
native Jeanne Sauvé is appointed Governor-General of Canada.
the Crow’s Nest Pass Agreement in 1899, the federal government
fixed railway freight rates for hauling grain. In 1984, the government
changes the “Crow” by paying a subsidy directly to the railways.
The subsidy will in turn be abolished in 1995. Loss of the “Crow”
will have a huge impact on Saskatchewan farmers as the cost of transporting
grain increases dramatically. Railway branch line closures and the demolition
of hundreds of country elevators also raise costs as farmers must truck
their grain over longer distances.
signing "Crow" petition
location unknown, 1983
a bed for Telemiracle