Tag Archives: Saskatchewan

The Last Trip of 2017

The year 2017 will go down as a very good one for the DanOCan.com blog.  We managed to increase our number of postings and thus we attracted a lot more visitors this year compared to 2016.  It turns out people … Continue reading

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Two Endangered Elevators

It may be snowy and blustery today, but back in September when we made our way out to Moose Jaw for Threshing Bee, it was a glorious hot day.  While normal people would take the TransCanada Highway from Calgary to … Continue reading

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Threshing Bee 2017

I think after five years I can officially call it a tradition.  Each year, on the weekend after Labour Day, I make the trip to Saskatchewan to attend the Threshing Bee at the Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village and Museum just south … Continue reading

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Another Loss to Fire: Keeler Hotel

  It’s becoming a ritual that is all too common lately.  This time the news comes from tiny Keeler, Saskatchewan where the old hotel was lost to fire on July 4, 2017. My personal history with Keeler is a pretty … Continue reading

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Prelate Grain Elevator Destroyed by Fire

Fire and the prairies go together.  It seems every town on the plains has had some sort of encounter with a major fire in its history.  This has gone on ever since the west was being settled and it continues … Continue reading

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2016 In Review: Explorations, Visitations, and Tribulations (Part 2)

Well, in sitting down to write Part 2, I realized I made a glaring omission in Part 1.  I completely overlooked that Emily had a tradeshow in Atlanta at the end of June and I flew down to Georgia to … Continue reading

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Clarendon Hotel in Gull Lake, SK Destroyed by Fire

“It’s been happening with depressing regularity over the years — another century-old small town hotel has been hit by fire.”  — CBC News   It’s a trend that DanOCan.com has noticed.  And, I have been making a special effort to take … Continue reading

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