City of Saskatoon
The Saskatoon area has been inhabited for some 6,000 years; however, it was not until the summer of 1883 that the first settlers began to arrive and subsequently in 1903 that the town charter was obtained. "Saskatoon" is derived from 'mis-sask-quah-toomina', the Cree Indian name for a local indigenous berry.
The Saskatoon region is the world's largest exporter of uranium, and nearly two-thirds of the world's recoverable potash reserves are located in the Saskatoon region.
Saskatoon is a magical city with a rare combination of big city amenities and small town spirit. Saskatoon's unique character can be attributed to its rich history, dynamic culture, and exceptional beauty. This vibrant city boasts numerous art galleries, professional theatre companies, an excellent symphony, and many smaller bands and choirs.
The diversified Saskatoon Region economy has particular strengths in biotechnology, food processing, manufacturing, mining, technology, warehousing and distribution, and great potential in a number of others. The tax and regulatory environment for manufacturing and research and development activities is highly competitive and one of the best in Canada.
City Hall Phone Directories
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Government of Canada Information
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Government of Saskatchewan
From natural wonders to vibrant arts communities, from local and provincial sports to symphonies and professional theatres, from educational institutions to world-class health care facilities, Saskatchewan provides a quality of life with opportunities as wide open as the sky for people of all ages. Saskatchewan is one of the best places in the world in which to live. Life expectancy, education levels, and air and water quality are all high in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan offers a special quality of life that supports the individual, the family and the community.
Saskatchewan Liberal party
Saskatchewan is at a crossroads, and is ready for change. Our team of community leaders offers positive change that is forward-looking and exciting. We have a plan to build the kind of Saskatchewan we all want and value. A place that offers careers, not just jobs to fulfill our ambitions. We can create those careers through a strategic plan, based on building successful, export-driven industry clusters in every region of our province. Our plan will ensure we build a home for Saskatchewan families. Quality, universal health care. An excellent, publicly-funded education system. Reforming the education portion of the property tax to take the burden off of homeowners and agricultural producers.
Saskatchewan New Democrats
Our goal as New Democrats is simple: to make life even better for Saskatchewan families in every region of our province. We live in a great province. We have more people working than ever before. Our quality of life is second to none. We've cut sales tax, business taxes and provincial income taxes. We're expanding investment in health care and education. Our vision of the future is a Saskatchewan where everyone, in every region, can participate and share in the prosperity of the province, and no one is left behind.
Saskatchewan Green Party
The Green Party of Saskatchewan has become the only real alternative to the old-style politics in Saskatchewan. The Green Party of Saskatchewan was registered as an official political party in Saskatchewan in 1999 under its first name, The New Green Alliance. An "alliance" of Saskatchewan citizens, deeply concerned about the directions government had been taking with regard to the environment, social justice issues, regressive taxation, neglect of local community needs and the health and education needs of Saskatchewan, committed to creating a new political party.
The Saskatchewan Party is built on the promise of new and revitalized leadership for Saskatchewan from a government that is committed to growing Saskatchewan to create opportunities for our people. Be responsive to the needs of Saskatchewan families and businesses and engaged with Saskatchewan people in finding solutions. The Saskatchewan Party believes in practical, common sense government where all people have an equal opportunity to succeed.