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About Saskatoon

 

 
 
Saskatoon is located in central Saskatchewan, Canada, on the South Saskatchewan River.
 
202,340 people live in the province's largest city.
 
Saskatoon is the most populous city in the province of Saskatchewan, and has been since the mid-1980s when it surpassed the provincial capital of Regina.
 
Residents of Saskatoon are called Saskatonians.
 
 

Geography

Saskatoon lies on a long belt of rich, potassic chernozem in middle-southern Saskatchewan and is found in the Aspen parkland biome.
 
The lack of surrounding mountainous topography gives the city a relatively flat grid, though the city does sprawl over a few hills and into a few valleys.
 
The lowest point in the city is the river, while the highest point is disputed between the suburb of Sutherland in the east side and the Silverwood-River Heights areas in the city's north end. Saskatoon, on a cross-section from west to east, has a general decline in elevation above sea level heading towards the river, and on the east bank of the river, the terrain is mostly level until outside the city, where it begins to decrease in elevation again.
 
Saskatoon is divided into east and west sides by the South Saskatchewan River. It is then divided into Suburban Development Areas (SDA) which are composed of neighbourhoods.
 
 

Climate

Saskatoon is in a dry-prairie/savanna biome and experiences warm summers and very cold winters.
 
The city has four distinct seasons. Extreme temperatures range from -50°C in winter to 41°C (-58°F to 104°F) in summer.
 
Saskatoon is fairly dry; the average annual precipitation is 347.2mm (13.7in),[1] with the summer being the wettest season.
 
A positive aspect of the low precipitation is that Saskatoon is one of the sunniest cities in Canada as a result, averaging 2,381 hours of bright sunshine annually.
 
The extreme temperatures are also more tolerable on account of the typically low humidity
 
 
 
 
 
Information from Wikipedia.
 

 

History

 
The first permanent settlement of Saskatoon occurred in 1883 when Toronto Methodists, wanting to escape the liquor trade in that city, decided to set up a "dry" community in the rapidly-growing Prairie region.
 
The settlers, led by John Lake, arrived on the site of what is now Saskatoon by traveling by railway from Ontario to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and then completing the final leg via horse-drawn cart (the railway had yet to be completed to Saskatoon).
 
A town charter for the west side of the river was obtained in 1903 (Nutana became a village in that year).
 
In 1906 Saskatoon became a city with a population of 4,500, which included the communities of Saskatoon, Riversdale, and Nutana.
 
In 1955 Montgomery Place and in 1956 the neighboring town of Sutherland was annexed by the fast growing City of Saskatoon.
 

 
 
 
 
 
Information from Wikipedia.
 

 

Economy

 

 
Scientific research
 
Saskatoon is recognized as one of the world's leading agricultural biotechnology centres. Some of this research takes place at Innovation Place Research Park and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S).
 
Mining
 
The world's largest publicly traded uranium company, Cameco, and the world's largest potash producer, PotashCorp, have corporate headquarters in Saskatoon. Nearly two-thirds of the world's recoverable potash reserves are located in the Saskatoon region.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Information from Wikipedia.
 

 

Real Estate

 

CREA - Canadian Real Estate Association
MLS - Multiple Listing Service
ASR - Association of Saskatchewan Realtors
CMHC - Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation
SRAR - Saskatoon Region Association of Realtors
CAHPI - Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors
ICX - Canada's Commercial Listing
Property Assessment
Lawyers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Education

 

Higher Education
 
Saskatoon has a number of higher education institutions:
    * University of Saskatchewan
    * St. Thomas More College is a Catholic federated college of the University of Saskatchewan.
 
Affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan are the Lutheran Theological Seminary, College of Emmanuel and St. Chad (Anglican Church of Canada), and St. Andrew's College (United Church of Canada). All three are located on the university campus.

    * The First Nations University of Canada Saskatoon campus is located at the corner of 7th Ave. N. & Duke St., with the main campus in Regina.
   
 
 
K-12
 
Saskatoon has 78 elementary schools and 14 high schools (with three more under construction), serving about 37,000 students.
 
 
 
Saskatoon is home to five units of the Canadian Cadet Movement:
    * 2293 The North Saskatchewan Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps
    * 328 Medical Cadet Corps
    * 45 Sea Cadet Corps
    * 702 Air Cadet Squadron
    * 107 Air Cadet Squadron
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Information from Wikipedia.
 

Attractions

 

Events and festivals
 
Saskatoon's major arts venue is the Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium, recently renamed as TCU Place in January 2006, which is located adjacent to Midtown Plaza downtown.
 
Since opening in 1967, it has hosted scores of concerts, theatrical performances, live events such as the Telemiracle telethon, high school graduation and university convocation ceremonies, and conventions. It is also home to the Saskatoon Symphony.
 
For rock concerts and major shows, the Credit Union Centre (formerly Saskatchewan Place) is the main venue. It is Saskatchewan's largest arena, with a capacity of 11,300 for sporting events and 14,000 for concerts.
 
Saskatoon hosts many festivals and events in the summer, including the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival, the Jazz Festival, the Northern Saskatchewan International Children's Festival, the Saskatoon International Fringe Festival (a showcase of alternative theatre), FolkFest (a cultural festival), and the Canada Remembers Airshow.
 
 
Galleries and museums
 
Saskatoon is also home of the Saskatchewan Western Development Museum. This museum, one of four throughout the province, documents early pioneer life in Saskatchewan. It is noted for its interior recreation of a "Boom Town" main street, including one original building relocated from its original site.
 
The Saskatchewan Railway Museum is located just outside the city and includes displays of rolling stock and historic railway buildings from various parts of the province.
 
Wanuskewin Heritage Park is a National Historic Site situated five km to the north of Saskatoon. It is an Aboriginal archaeological site and features displays, special events, and activities.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Information from Wikipedia.
 

 

Sports Teams

Ice hockey is one of the most popular sports in Saskatoon and is home to many strong amateur teams. Such as the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL, who host their games in Credit Union Centre (formerly known as Saskatchewan Place). As well Saskatoon is home to many amateur teams at the Junior B and Midget AAA levels, as well as several youth teams.
 
As for women's hockey, Saskatoon and the province as a whole are represented by the Saskatchewan Prairie Ice of the NWHL, which is based near Regina in Lumsden. However, there is a strong youth female hockey presence in Saskatoon with a Midget AAA team and several youth teams in the city.
 
As well, many Saskatonians support the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL. The Roughriders play in Regina but are notable for their strong support from all areas of the province.
 
In 2007, two new sports teams came into being in Saskatoon, the Saskatchewan SWAT of the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League and the Saskatoon Accelerators in the Canadian Major Indoor Soccer League. The Accelerators play at Credit Union Centre, while the SWAT split their games between Credit Union Centre and Kinsmen Arena.
 
Motor racing is a popular sport in Saskatoon. Saskatchewan International Raceway has been in operation for over 40 years; SIR is home to 1/4 mile NHRA drag racing and holds racing events from May to September. As well, just north of the city lies Auto Clearing Motor Speedway; the track is home to local stock car racing, as well as races for several different Western Canadian series.
 
For horse racing fans, Marquis Downs at Prairieland Park offers live horse racing from May to October.

      
                              
 
 
Information from Wikipedia.
 

 

Recreation

On the recreation side, Lions Skatepark was built in the Riversdale area in 2003.
 
As well Saskatoon is home to several golf courses and various parks which include tennis courts, ball diamonds and soccer pitches for spring, summer and fall use and outdoor rinks for winter use.
 
 
 
 
Information from Wikipedia.
 

 

Shopping

List of enclosed shopping malls in Saskatoon
 
    * Confederation Mall
    * Market Mall
    * Midtown Plaza - Regional mall
    * Scotia Centre Mall
    * The Centre - Regional mall
    * The Mall at Lawson Heights
    * Preston Crossing

 
 
 
 
 
 
Information from Wikipedia.


 

Transportation

Saskatoon is located on the Yellowhead Highway also known as Highway 16 connecting Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia. Highways 5, 7, 11, 12, 14, 219, 684, and 762 all meet at Saskatoon.
 
Saskatoon is often called the "City of Bridges" for its seven river crossings (it is also occasionally referred to as "The Paris of the Prairies", for the same reason).
 
The following bridges cross the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon:
    * Broadway Bridge
    * Circle Drive Bridge
    * Senator Sid Buckwold Bridge
    * McDonald Bridge (rail)
    * University Bridge
    * Traffic Bridge
    * Grand Trunk Bridge (rail)
 
 
Rail
 
The Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian National Railway have connections to Saskatoon.
 
Saskatoon is a stop on The Canadian passenger transcontinental rail route operated by VIA Rail. A station for passenger travel is located in the west end of the city.
 
The many provincial transportation connections and geographic location of Saskatoon give it one of its nicknames The Hub City.
 
The Saskatchewan Railway Museum is located just outside the city.
 
 
Air
 
The Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE) is the main airport for the city with scheduled and charter service within North America.
 
Saskatoon/Corman Air Park is located south-east of Saskatoon and is primarily used by private aircraft.
 
 
Public
 
Transit services in Saskatoon are operated by Saskatoon Transit, a division of the municipal government. The system operates a network of regular and express bus routes.
 
The system was revamped on July 2, 2006, creating a better system and increased access to most parts of the city. The express routes are called DART routes - Direct Access Rapid Transit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Information from Wikipedia.
 

 

Utilities & Services

 

Home Service Provider

 
PHONE - INTERNET - CELL - TV
 
 
 
 
 
NATURAL GAS SERVICE
SaskEnergy
(306) 975-8505 (City)
(306) 975-8540 (Rural)
408 36th Street East - Saskatoon, SK. S7K 4J9
 
ELECTRICAL SERVICE
SaskPower
(306) 934-7700 (In Saskatoon)
1-888-757-6937 (Outside Saskatoon)
320 22nd Street East - Saskatoon, SK. S7K 0H1
 
WATER/SEWER/GARBAGE
City of Saskatoon
(306)975-2400 (In Saskatoon) or
1-800-667-9944 (Outside Saskatoon)
222 3rd Avenue North - Saskatoon, SK. S7K 0J5
 
 
 
  
 
 
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Local Media

 

NEWSPAPERS
 
# Planet S (independent bi-weekly)
# Saskatoon Shopper (distributed on Thursdays by the Star-Phoenix)
# Saskatoon Phoenix 1902 - 1908[1]
# Saskatoon Star-Phoenix (daily)
# Saskatoon Sun (weekly, published by the Star-Phoenix)
# The Saskatoon Mirror[2]
# The Sentinel first newspaper published 1884[3]
# The Sheaf (University of Saskatchewan student newspaper)
# The Neighbourhood Express (monthly variety)
# The Western Producer weekly newspaper 
 
 
 
TELEVISION
 
(First number is the over the air channel, second number is the Sasktel Max channel and third number is the Shaw channel.)
 
    * Channel 4/5/3: CFSK, Global
    * Channel 7/19: (Cable) Saskatchewan Communications Network
    * Channel 8/4/9: CFQC, CTV
    * Channel 10: (Cable) Shaw community channel
    * Channel 11/3/12: CBKST, CBC
    * Channel 13/270/2: CBKFT-1, SRC
    * Channel 48: (Max) Sasktel Local On Demand community channel
 
RADIO
 
    * 540 AM - CBK, CBC Radio One
    * 600 AM - CJWW, country music
    * 650 AM - CKOM, news/talk
    * 860 AM - CBKF, La Première Chaîne
    * 90.5 FM - CFCR, community radio
    * 91.7 FM - CITT, tourist information
    * 92.9 FM - CFQC, country music (Hot 93)
    * 94.1 FM - CBK, CBC Radio One
    * 95.1 FM - CFMC, hot adult contemporary (C95)
    * 98.3 FM - CJMK, adult contemporary (Magic 98.3)
    * 100.3 FM - CFAQ, Christian music (FREE 100.3)
    * 102.1 FM - CJDJ, active rock (Rock 102)
    * 104.1 FM - CIRN, MBC Radio (First Nations community)
    * 105.5 FM - CBKS, CBC Radio Two
 
 
 
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Hospitals

 
 

    * Royal University Hospital
    * Saskatoon City Hospital
    * St. Paul's Hospital


 
 
 
 
Information from Wikipedia.

 

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