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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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Catriona Ann Le May Doan
Catriona Ann Le May Doan, O.C. (born December 23, 1970, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian speed skater and a double Olympic champion in the 500 m. The proper pronunciation of her first name is "Kah-TREE-nah".

Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, of Scottish ancestry, Le May Doan won the Olympic 500 m title at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, and repeated the feat at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, giving rise to the title "the fastest woman on ice". At the Nagano Olympics, she also won a bronze on the 1000 m. She was World Sprint champion 1998 and 2002, and World Single Distance champion on 500 m in 1998, 1999 and 2001, and she won a 500 m bronze in 2000. She has also won the 500 m World Cup four times (1998, 1999, 2001, 2002) and the 1000 m World Cup once (in 1998).

On November 22, 1997, she became the first woman to break the 38-seconds barrier for 500 m, skating 37.90 s in Calgary, Alberta. Before the year was over, she had tied this record once and broken it twice, ending on 37.55 s. Within the next four years, she broke the record four more times, up to 37.22 s in Calgary in December 2001. It would take another five years until her last 500 m record was broken. No other woman has set eight consecutive world records in one distance, and between January 7, 2001, and February, 24, 2001, Le May Doan had the 14 best times ever skated on that distance.

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Adlai Stevenson
"Saskatchewan is much like Texas - except it's more friendly to the United States."

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