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Discussing Heritage: the 2024 Heritage Conservation Branch Winter Webinar Series, Historic Places - Living Places

Throughout March the Heritage Conservation Branch of the Ministry of Culture, Heritage and Sport held the 2024 Heritage Conservation Branch Winter Webinar Series: Historic Places - Living Places, a series of three webinars discussing heritage places in Saskatchewan. They were attended by people from across Saskatchewan and Canada.    I was able to attend all three webinars, and commend…

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Northern Dialogues

Kristin Catherwood Mantta, Director of Living Heritage This coming Thursday, February 29th, I will be moderating a webinar on Living Heritage and Sustainable Livelihoods with my UNESCO Co-Chair, Agnieszka Pawlowska-Mainville from the University of Northern British Columbia. For more information about the Chair, you can visit our website here. The webinar is part of a series in support of a SSHRC…

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Moving towards heritage as process

By Vanessa Mathews, Associate Professor in the Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, Univeristy of Regina I work at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, teaching and researching across a broad array of interests and specializations (housing, heritage, adaptive reuse, sustainability, and urban change). Over the past decade, the concept of heritage has entered into and out…

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Saskatchewan Masonry Institute - A Heritage Awards Sponsor Profile

By David Siebert, Researcher Today, we are profiling a key sponsor for the 2023 Heritage Awards program, the Saskatchewan Masonry Institute (SMI). SMI is a voice for the masonry sector in Saskatchewan, and its members cover the breadth of the sector, from the masons working on buildings around the province to suppliers and producers who quarry and fabricate blocks. We spoke with Ryan Leech,…

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The Continuing Economic Relevance of Saskatchewan's Grain Elevators

By Isaac Farrell, Student Researcher As I noted in my last blog post, grain elevators are an important symbol of the Prairies and of Saskatchewan in particular, which was once home to over 3,300 elevators. Most communities in the province had more than one elevator at some point, and the number of elevators a town had could spark friendly competition with neighbouring communities, with several…

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