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Sas·katch·e·wan

 (să-skăch′ə-wän′, -wən) Abbr. SK or Sask.
A province of south-central Canada. Granted to the Hudson's Bay Company in 1670 as part of Rupert's Land and used by fur trappers during the 1700s, the area became part of the Northwest Territories in 1870 shortly after Canadian Confederation. The influx of settlers that followed led to the creation of Saskatchewan as a province in 1905. Regina is the capital.

Saskatchewan

(sæsˈkætʃɪwən)
n
1. (Placename) a province of W Canada: consists of part of the Canadian Shield in the north and open prairie in the south; economy based chiefly on agriculture and mineral resources. Capital: Regina. Pop: 1 033 381 (2011 est). Area: 651 900 sq km (251 700 sq miles). Abbreviation: Sask or SK
2. (Placename) a river in W Canada, formed by the confluence of the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers: flows east to Lake Winnipeg. Length: 596 km (370 miles)

Sas•katch•e•wan

(sæˈskætʃ əˌwɒn, -wən)

n.
1. a province in W Canada. 1,023,500; 251,700 sq. mi. (651,900 sq. km). Cap.: Regina.
2. a river in SW Canada, flowing E from the Rocky Mountains. 1205 mi. (1940 km) long.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Saskatchewan - one of the three prairie provinces in west central CanadaSaskatchewan - one of the three prairie provinces in west central Canada; "vast fields of wheat grow on Saskatchewan's prairies"
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
Regina - the provincial capital of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon - a city in central Saskatchewan; the largest city in the province
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We are pleased that the Estevan Police Service is joining the Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network, Minister of Corrections and Policing Christine Tell said.
The Saskatchewan Party held their leadership convention on January 27, 2018.
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Director of the Saskatchewan office of the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, Seymour argues ownership restrictions on farm land have kept prices artificially low given the relative productive value of Saskatchewan farm land.
When it comes to record-book mule deer, Colorado is the runaway favorite, but catching up fast is Saskatchewan. Historically, not much has changed in ranking states by total entries: Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah and New Mexico have been the tops.
The University of Saskatchewan holds the only Chemical Engineering Department in the province.
The team includes representatives from the University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST), Canadian Light Source, Genome Prairie and Saskatchewan Pulse Growers.
Regina, SK -- William Whatcott, a former juvenile delinquent, then an Evangelical pro-life activist and today a Catholic prolifer living in Red Deer, AB, has been a pro-life gadfly in Saskatchewan for over a decade.

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