Glasnevin, Saskatchewan

Settlers from eastern Canada and the United States moved into the Glasnevin area around 1906. The name Glasnevin comes from a district in Dublin, Ireland. Tom Clark opened a post office on December 1st, 1913. He also owned the general store, blacksmith shop, and livery stable. The CPR rail line was laid in 1911 or 1912. The first elevator was brought in from Macoun and … Continue reading Glasnevin, Saskatchewan

Travel Bucket List – Saskatchewan

This is the last post in my travel bucket series. My top places still to visit in my home province follow: Candle Lake Provincial Park Great Sand Hills Grey Owl’s Cabin Manitou Beach Ness Creek Music Festival Last Mountain Lake Bird Sanctuary/Wildlife Area Lac La Longe Provincial Park Ghost Towns Robertson Falls Hudson Bay Area – Wildcat Hill and Porcupine Hills Provincial Parks Continue reading Travel Bucket List – Saskatchewan

The Discovery of the Child

This summer I re-read Dr. Maria Montessori’s book The Discovery of the Child. She discusses the history of her educational method, movement and education, lessons, writing and speech, and more. In honour of her birthday I am posting my favourite quotations and concepts: “No one who has ever done anything really great or successful has ever done it simply because he was attracted by what … Continue reading The Discovery of the Child

Fauna of Saskatchewan 27

Black-tailed Prairie Dog Cynomys ludovcianus Location: Grasslands National Park (West Block) Interesting facts: Prairie dogs have excellent hearing at low frequencies; as low as 4 Hz. This allows them to hear predators even in their burrows. The gestation period for prairie dogs is about thirty-five days. They are dependent on their parents for the next five to six weeks. The young emerge from their burrows … Continue reading Fauna of Saskatchewan 27

Gem Lakes

The Gem Lakes trail is a splendid adventure. The path is a moderate hike through evergreens and around six lakes. Although labelled as a 5.5 kilometre hike, we trekked about 7 kilometres exploring several spur lines and campsites. We spend a good three and half hours – stopping for numerous pictures and a snack break. The parking lot has about twenty parking spaces and was … Continue reading Gem Lakes

Narrow Hills Provincial Park

Last week I explored beautiful Narrow Hills Provincial Park. We camped at Lower Fishing Lake Campground which has several amenities within a 5-10 minute walk. There is a store, boat rentals, group camping, flush outhouses, beach, and service centre. Most sites are open (not private), however we lucked out with a great spot. The park also has satellite campsites at Baldy, Ispuchaw, and Zeden Lakes. … Continue reading Narrow Hills Provincial Park

Dunleath Elevator

The Dunleath elevator was built in 1916 by the Bawlf Grain Company. It was sold to the Alberta Pacific Grain Company in 1941. In 1944, Federal Grain Limited purchased the elevator. It become property of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in 1972. The Wheat Pool closed the elevator the following year. Their logo never made it onto the structure. The elevator is now privately owned and … Continue reading Dunleath Elevator

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities has been on my to-be-read list for awhile. Jacobs was a journalist, lobbyist, and activist from New York City. She offered innovative tactics regarding city planning. Her efforts preserved Greenwich Village and rescinded a planned expressway through Lower Manhattan. A number of topics are discussed in this book – the purpose and safety of sidewalks … Continue reading The Death and Life of Great American Cities