Candiac, Saskatchewan

The Candiac area was first settled by the Scottish in 1885. Some French families followed in 1893. Around 1896 Poles and Ukrainians made the area their home. The Canadian Northern Railway was built in 1908. The next year a post office was established. The Polish hoped the hamlet would be called Sobieski, but the name Candiac was chosen instead. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church was first … Continue reading Candiac, Saskatchewan

Wolseley, Saskatchewan

Although not a ghost town, I visited Wolseley last fall. Wolseley has a preserved many of its historic buildings. The area was first settled in 1882 and became a town in 1898. Originally known as Wolf Creek, the town later named after Garnet Joseph Wolseley, a British General who served in the Red River Rebellion. Here are a few prominent historical buildings within the town. Continue reading Wolseley, Saskatchewan

Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site #1

The Claybank Brick Plant, an hour southwest of Regina, opened in 1913 and closed in 1989. It is now a designated National Historic Site of Canada. Throughout the years the brick produced here was used for the Delta Bessborough in Saskatoon and the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City. Here are a few pictures from a self-guided tour this summer. Continue reading Claybank Brick Plant National Historic Site #1