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Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan and Alberta, the twin provinces were both formed (1 Sept., 1905), by an Act of the Dominion Parliament, which gave them an identical constitution. Saskatchewan derives its name from the important river, Kissiskatchiwan, or Swift Current, now better known under the abbreviation of Saskatchewan, whose two branches drain it from west to east.

Saskatchewan was made up of the unorganized districts of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, and Eastern Athabasca. The southern and northern boundaries (49 deg. and 60 deg. N. lat.). Saskatchewan lies between 102 deg. and 110 deg. W. long. The greatest length is 760 miles. Saskatchewan is 393 miles wide in the south, and 277 in the north, thus forming an immense quadrangle of 250,650 sq. miles, of which 8318 are water.

Saskatchewan may be described as a vast plain, quite treeless in the south, with an average elevation of 1500 feet above the sea-level. Its northernmost part is considerably lower, since Lake Athabasca, in the extreme north-east is only 690 feet above sea-level. The climate is exceedingly healthful, though the cold is at times intense on the treeless prairies of Saskatchewan. This immense region is traversed by the River Saskatchewan which has its source in the Rocky Mountains, and after winding its way for some 1200 miles, empties into Lake Winnipeg. There is also in the Province of Saskatchewan proper the Beaver River which, after passing through a long chain of more or less important lakes, becomes the Churchill, and pursues its course in an easterly direction until it empties itself into Hudson Bay, at the trading post of the same name. Saskatchewan counts such bodies of water as Cree Lake, 407 square miles; Wollaston Lake, 906 square miles; Reindeer or Caribou Lake, 2437 square miles, and a host of smaller ones, which lie mostly in the north. There are in either province few mountains, none of which are important.

Saskatchewan is par excellence the wheat-growing region of Canada. Its plains are famous for their fertility. They extend from the international boundary, practically to Prince Albert, 53 deg. 15 min. N. lat., where the northern forest, which itself contains important stretches of agricultural land, commences. Adapted from Catholic Encyclopedia (1913) (Saskatchewan and Alberta)

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a Canadian Football League team based in Regina, Saskatchewan, playing in the West Division. The Roughriders were founded in 1910 as the Regina Rugby Club. Although they were not the first team to play football in Western Canada, the club has maintained an unbroken organizational continuity since their founding. The Roughriders are the third-oldest professional gridiron football team in existence, and the oldest that has continuously been based in Western Canada. The team changed their name to the Regina Roughriders in 1924 and to the current moniker in 1946. The Roughriders have played their home games at the modern Mosaic Stadium since 2017, though have been home at different iterations of stadiums at Taylor Field since 1936. Although the Roughriders play in the smallest market in the league, the team draws fans from across Saskatchewan and Canada who are affectionately known as Rider Nation. The Roughriders have appeared in the league's Grey Cup championship 19 times, and won four times, 1966, 1989, 2007, and 2013.

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Hot Rod, Rowdy Roddy Piper
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper (born Roderick George Toombs, April 17, 1954 – July 30, 2015) was a Canadian professional wrestler, and film actor. Raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he was billed from Glasgow, Scotland and was known for his signature kilt and bagpipe entrance music. He earned the nickname "Rowdy" by displaying his trademark "Scottish" rage, spontaneity, and quick wit, and was also nicknamed "Hot Rod". He was best known for his work with the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE).

After being expelled from junior high and having a falling out with his father, Piper hit the road and stayed in youth hostels wherever he could find them. By the age of 16, he was the youngest wrestler in the history of professional wrestling and he made his pro debut in Winnipeg, against Larry Hennig. Piper lost the match in ten seconds. He was a boxer and an amateur wrestler before he started to become a professional wrestler. He won the Golden Gloves boxing championship. He was awarded a Black Belt in Judo from American Judo champion, instructor, stuntman, and professional wrestler, Gene LeBell. By 2007, he had held more than 38 professional wrestling titles and had won more than 7,000 professional matches.

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"Provincial governments in Canada have terminated the positions of marriage commissioners who have, for personal religious convictions, not performed same sex marriages. It has happened in Saskatchewan." Source: Stockwell Day Quotes

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