Wednesday, March 11, 2009

One Ticket to Paradise...

My first assignment for my company brought me to Northwestern Saskatchewan, for a two-week stint at various towns and communities in the area. It would be a beautiful area if it wasn't so bloody cold.... western Canada is currently under the grips of a rare mid-March cold snap, bringing the outside temps down to minus 40.

We are currently staying in the charming little town of St. Walberg, SK - about an hour northwest of Llloydminster. With a population of less than 700, it's the archetype of a small Saskatchewan farming town. Our first few days found us in Paradise Hill, an even smaller community 20 minutes west of here. For the next two weeks we'll be visting a few other small villages and communities in the area.

Twin Grain Elevators in St. Walberg.

What's left of the railway in St. Walberg. CN pulled up the rails
in 2005, closing the community off from the rest of Saskatchewan.

Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Paradise Hill, SK.
Paradise Hill is a village of 400 people and has a Ford dealership
that sells nothing but huge Dually pickups and Combines.

A gas station in Paradise Hill, SK

The road between Paradise Hill and St. Walberg - the typical
winter vista in Saskatchewan.

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