Wikipedia:WikiProject Saskatchewan

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IntroductionIntroduction[edit]

This WikiProject aims to organize, improve the quality, and provide accurate information in an established, community-driven, Wikipedia standard for the province of Saskatchewan, Canada, and its related articles, such as cities, rural municipalities, geography, transportation, culture, education, history &c. The importance of these articles for new users, researchers, students, and educators, in the pursuit of accumulated knowledge will be accomplished through our efforts in providing a consistent format and standard to our articles. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to participate, please follow the instruction on the to do list .

Scope and Motivation Scope and Motivation[edit]

  1. Saskatchewan is the originating province of Canadian medicare.[1]
  2. Saskatchewan is Canada's largest producer of potash and Canada is the largest producer of potash worldwide.[2]
  3. Saskatchewan is the world's largest producer of uranium.[3]
  4. Saskatchewan has Canada's Largest Turtle, a roadside attraction named Ernie. Turtleford
  5. Saskatchewan has the World's Largest Honeybee, a roadside attraction. Tisdale[4]
  6. Saskatchewan has the largest wheat, peas, lentils and chickpeas producing industry in Canada.[5]
  7. Saskatchewan is Canada's second largest oil-producing province.[6]
  8. Saskatchewan has Canada's largest pork producers and largest meat processors.[7][8]
  9. Saskatchewan has had Canada's largest hailstone (10 cm diameter, 290 grams).[9]

Help[edit]

We need your help! If you are a resident, expat, or have some knowledge about Saskatchewan or a related article, YOU can:

Nuvola apps edu miscellaneous.pngStructure[edit]

Please use Banners, Templates (with rankings), Categories and User boxes.

Wikiproject Saskatchewan pagesFor Wikiproject Saskatchewan pages[edit]

For general guidance on article structure

  1. always start articles with a standardized template; see Infobox template
  2. create the relevant sections in the article
  3. add a photo
  4. below any See also and External links sections, insert (don't subst!) the appropriate navigation bar
  5. below the navigation bar, if necessary, insert (don't subst!) one of the appropriate stub template:
  6. lastly, at the bottom of the article should be the appropriate categories (more on this below)
  7. on the very top of the article's talk page, use the template {{WikiProject Canada|class= |importance= | sk=yes }} For more information and categories: Wikiproject Canada Template
  8. Create an article introduction which summarizes the content of the whole article, and every section.
  • For articles needing photos to improve the quality use the {{reqphotoin|Saskatchewan}} banner.

Templates[edit]

  • Add this template {{Saskatchewan quick links}} to your user page to give editors more information about Saskatchewan on Wikipedia.

Templates Infoboxes[edit]

SK
Canadian Provinces and Territories
See Wikipedia:WikiProject Saskatchewan/Templates

Try to add a Saskatchewan or Canadian Template to each article. Where one of the above is not available use a generic topic template.

  • All settlements in Saskatchewan should use {{Infobox Settlement}}. This infobox provides a consistent look between the various types settlements in Saskatchewan like Saskatoon and North Battleford and to settlements in the other parts of Canada like Toronto, Montreal, St. John's, and Edmonton. The default "settlement_type" is city, but it can be changed to reflect any type of settlement, like counties, towns, villages, etc. {{Infobox Settlement}} also has a super imposable dot map feature that allows a map to be used with any settlement in Saskatchewan.
  • {{Template:Infobox road}} for example use the infobox road template for your new Saskatchewan Road article creations.

UserboxUserboxes[edit]

SK-FlagCanada.jpg This user is a member of WikiProject Saskatchewan.
{{User WikiProject Saskatchewan}}
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg This user comes from Saskatchewan.
{{User Saskatchewan}}
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg This user is interested in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan
{{User interest Saskatchewan}}

MembersMembers[edit]

  1. *Canada Hky (talk · contribs) - sports, lots of hockey, and also some Rider stuff. Photos of what I can track down.
  2. Canuck85 (talk · contribs) From BC but good chance I'll be moving to Saskatoon soon. I'll try to help out where ever possible
  3. dao256 (talk · contribs)Sports, Geography, Politics, University of Saskatchewan, History, Communities, Agriculture
  4. Delzen (talk · contribs) Particularly interested in issues involving education and sustainability, and in the region between Saskatoon and Regina. Having students create stub articles for RMs.
  5. Dnirvine (talk · contribs) I'm interesting in most music, geography, and Saskatchewan hockey.
  6. Drm310 (talk · contribs) - Already a member of WikiProject Saskatchewan Communities & Neighbourhoods; seems only natural to join this project too.
  7. Edofedinburgh (talk · contribs) I'm particularly interested in Saskatchewan's ghost towns.
  8. *eternalsleeper (talk · contribs) I will continue to add and create articles about Northern Saskatchewan.
  9. fishhead2100 (talk · contribs) - Prince Albert, Red Deer Hill, professional wrestling, music. Been working on various community Wiki pages. Will work on anything I have knowledge on and if the edit will be useful.
  10. Fremte (talk · contribs) I've started adding info about northern geography, expect to focus mainly on notable lakes and places. Need to have more First Nation contributions I think also.
  11. JoeyETS (talk · contribs) Anything I can do to help, particularly with theatre.
  12. Jwkozak91 (talk · contribs) - Mostly political history, ridings, recent elections (1995-2011), towns along Highway 35 from Bankend to Archerwill, miscellaneous ghost towns, and Ukrainian settlement districts/blocks.
  13. Kayoty (talk · contribs) - adds info-boxes, histories, demographics, references, pictures and maps with a focus on northern Saskatchewan.
  14. KermitCrack (talk · contribs) - Expanding Prince Albert and area info as well as up to date and factual info on the many shortlines in saskatchewan.
  15. Leafschik1967 (talk · contribs) - Go Bredenbury!! No, seriously, I'll try to get to some of the stuff in my neck of the woods when I get a chance. I'll also be doing a lot of hockey related articles. I have a few done, and I can get them linked up here.
  16. M@sk (talk · contribs) - Thanks for the invitation. I have an interest in science and technology.
  17. Merovingian (talk · contribs) - Nicely invited to join, will help with anything I can.
  18. Mister_Hockey (talk · contribs) I live in Saskatoon and can help with sports related Saskatchewan articles.
  19. Mitchazenia (talk · contribs) - Roads and towns of Saskatchewan
  20. Mumun_man (talk · contribs) Chimo, everyone! This is great! I've been with several Regina related articles -- so glad to see a SaskWiki...
  21. Nirajrm (talk · contribs) Wow!!! Thanks for inviting me :)
  22. Pandemoniumexpress (talk · contribs) Will do. I am working on Regina high school pages for now! I will be adding pictures in the new year...once the snow has melted.
  23. Patricia W. Elliott (talk · contribs) I teach journalism at the U of R. My students will be improving the page for Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan as a class assignment.
  24. Plasma Twa 2 (talk · contribs) Thanks for the invite. I help with Saskatoon area articles, like Warman and Martensville (which I created and update regularly). Whatever I come across I'll edit, I guess.
  25. Presidentman (talk · contribs) Sakatchewan history, geography, PCS
    • Pustelnik (talk · contribs)-Thanks for the invite. I'll offer an interested outsider's view, with interest in folk music and Métis, and Rusyns.
  26. Realc (talk · contribs) Starts or updates articles related to SE Sask.
  27. *Royalguard11 (talk · contribs) I've been thinking of starting a Sask Wikiproject for a while now actually.
  28. Shanemcd (talk · contribs) I'll help out with articles on various communities, and wherever else I can.
  29. Shootmaster 44 (talk · contribs) I've undertaken many pages relating in some way or another to sports in Saskatchewan.
  30. SkarmCA (talk · contribs) I've added certain village and hamlet stubs for Saskatchewan communities, and will continue to expand from there.
  31. SniperSarge (talk · contribs) Regina and I can help with Saskatoon. Yee Haw!
  32. SriMesh (talk · contribs) Have helped with Saskatoon categories, SK categories, some towns, RMs and SK roads.
  33. T. Mazzei (talk · contribs) Mostly politics.
  34. TREKphiler hit me ♠ 04:31 & 04:33, 23 July 2008 (UTC) Born & raised... Ask me for images! (Mainly Saskatoon for the moment, tho... Sorry. ;( )
  35. Turgan (talk · contribs) Business, Geography, Mining industry.
  36. Ultraflame (talk · contribs) My work will be mainly in the Saskatchewan roads section. Perhaps a bit on Saskatoon and area as well.
  37. Victor D (talk · contribs) Free images of Saskatoon and Regina (for now). Also interested about U of S campus.
  38. Wandering_canadian (talk · contribs) - Appreciate the invitation. Married to a great woman from Saskatchewan, and look forward to helping.
  39. Wolfrock (talk · contribs) - Currently working on Saskatoon with more to follow.
  40. Wyldkat (talk · contribs) I'm interested in history, geography, communities, wildlife and politics.
  41. Xorthan (talk · contribs) I live in Nipawin, and am interested in stuff from around here, as well as geography, politics, and meticulously following rules (which is why I alphabetized this list). Still new at this Wikipedia thing, so I don't have all this code stuff down pat yet.
  42. GFW82 (talk · contribs) Very interested in Saskatchewan
  43. Kukamunga13 (talk · contribs) Fairly inactive contributor to wikipedia, but hoping to change that. From Saskatoon and will help with what I can.
  44. *Krj373 (talk · contribs)Not much to say. Added an article about SPUDCO the other day & got an invite from SriMesh. So thats why I am here☠
  45. kjfmartin (talk · contribs) took a lot of images during my time in Sask, would like to add them to image free articles
  46. Saskfisherman (talk · contribs) Resident of Saskatchewan, familiar with Geography, Biology, and Politics of the province.
  47. Techgod (talk · contribs) Born in Saskatchewan, interested in History and Geography of Canada and North America.

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Featured Content Featured Content[edit]

Moved this section to the new Assessment page!

Spotlight Department[edit]

SK-Ribbon.jpg Spotlight highlights notable Wikproject Saskatchewan Editors and their contributions. These are Wikipedians who have been noticed by the Saskatchewan WikiProject for their great contributions to Wikipedia's coverage of Saskatchewan and have been awarded the Saskatchewan Wikipedia Project Ribbon for their user page. It is an honour to congratulate these Wikipedia contributors for their notable achievements.

Newsletters / What's New?[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Saskatchewan/Newsletter/May 2015

Tips Tips[edit]

To get an article to featured article status, make sure to follow these steps to ensure all articles we submit to Featured article candidates meet the FA criteria. All of these apply to almost any good article, so keep them in mind when editing even outside of Saskatchewan articles. The suggestions are:

I. Write a good lead. Be sure to write a lead that concisely summarizes the entire article into one or two paragraphs which make sense to someone who may know nothing about the subject.
II. Use good spelling and grammar. This is a very important aspect of an article. Many browsers support spell checking.
III. Use footnotes. Take advantage of the footnote ability Wikipedia has, instead of including html links inside the context include them as footnotes. See Wikipedia:Footnotes on how to use them.
IV. Use images if possible. Images enhance articles greatly, but only use them when they are necessary, and ensure that their copyright status has been specified and we are allowed to use it on Wikipedia. See Wikipedia:Images for more information.
V. Use references. This is an encyclopedia, so remember to include a ==References== section listing websites, newspapers, articles, books and other sources you used to write the article. An article will not get accepted as a featured article candidate if it is missing references. See Wikipedia:Verifiability, Wikipedia:Cite_sources and Wikipedia:References.
VI. Stay on topic. Many articles are criticized for length; sticking to the subject matter helps eliminate this.
VI. Keep it simple. Remember that the average reader should be able to comprehend the erudition. Although you should use a broad vocabulary of regular, non-technical terms, do not provide such a quantity of locutions as to impel those who aspire to derive serviceable information from the article to consult a dictionary.
VII. Use common sense. You should know what perfect articles look like. They cover everything they should without going on forever. Common sense could have told you almost all of the items mentioned above. Ultimately, assume good faith, be bold, and go out there and write some good Saskatchewan articles.

To do To do[edit]

1. Expand articles listed in:

1a. *Category:Saskatchewan stubs

1b. *Category:Saskatchewan geography stubs

2. Organize list structure and add to list of needed articles:

2a.*WikiProject Saskatchewan/Article requests

3. Check for and do needed articles at:

3a.*WikiProject Saskatchewan/Article requests

3b. Establish collaborations and improvements for Saskatchewan related articles

4. Photo Requests. For Saskatchewan-related articles needing a photograph, use {{Image requested|in=Saskatchewan}} in the talk page, which adds the article to Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Saskatchewan. You can help Wikipedia by uploading freely licensed photographs for these articles to Wikimedia Commons.

The Free Image Search Tool may be able to locate suitable images on other web sites.

The Image Existence Checker shows articles in this list that have images..

5. Map Requests. Use {{reqmapin|Saskatchewan}} on talk page of articles needing maps which will list maps needed at: Category:Wikipedia requested maps in Saskatchewan. Use the coordinates map template and one of the options for either degree, minutes and seconds or decimal latitude and longitude.


6. Update census demographic information to the 2006 Census version on community pages and remove {{Template:Update}}. This is a template for this; just modify the appropriate variables for the community profile in question. {{Canada_CP_2006|pop=206,900|popDelta=+1.6%|landArea=176.6|popDensity=1,326.8|medianAge=34.3|medianAgeM=33.1|medianAgeF=35.5|privateDwell=84,281|medianHHIncome=41,991}}

7. Review existing assessment of articles and reassess following Assessment guidelines. Clarify assessment criteria at Assessment guidelines

8. Place banners on talk pages and rate Saskatchewan articles via the banner placed upon the article's talk page template in this way: {{WikiProject Canada|class= |importance= | sk=yes }} For more information see the Saskatchewan wikiproject Assessment page.

9. Articles which contain the word Saskatchewan or are Saskatchewan related which have error template tags on them. To Do listing Please clean up articles, remove tag, and remove from both lists on page.

10. Here are some of the many SK categories (drill to sub and parent categories as well) where you can look for untagged articles and articles to expand:



Recognition and awards[edit]

Awards and Barnstars: To award a WikiProject Saskatchewan Barnstar add {{subst:WPSK Barnstar|message ~~~~}} to the user's talk page.

Wikipedia:WikiProject Saskatchewan
WikiProject Saskatchewan Barnstar
WikiProject Saskatchewan barnstars are the official award for outstanding, extensive, high-quality, or generally valued contributions to WikiProject Saskatchewan Or they can be awarded by anyone, to anyone who has showed significant efforts to improve WikiProject Saskatchewan.

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A Barnstar!
The Golden Maple Leaf Award

Award for editors that contribute to Canada and Saskatchewan related projects and topics. --Qyd (talk) 21:05, 17 November 2007 (UTC)


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See also See also[edit]

External WebsitesExternal Websites:[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Saskatchewan Facts - Information on the Province of Saskatchewan ...". About, Inc. 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-18. 
  2. ^ "The QU'APPELLE RIVER "Great Canadian Rivers"". Retrieved 2007-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Cameco Corp "Uranium Production Information"". Retrieved 2007-10-22. 
  4. ^ Solonyka, Ed (1998–2007). "Large Canadian Roadside Attractions - Saskatchewan". Retrieved 2007-04-18. 
  5. ^ "Pulse Industry; Saskatchewan Pulse Growers". Retrieved 2007-04-18. 
  6. ^ "Saskatchewan real estate, Canada Real Estate Directory". 1996–2006. Retrieved 2007-04-18. 
  7. ^ Humboldt, Saskatchewan
  8. ^ Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  9. ^ Government of Canada, Environment Canada (2002-09-04). "Saskatchewan Weather Trivia - Environment Canada". Retrieved 2007-04-18. 



Tools[edit]

Main tool page: toolserver.org
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.