January 07, 2020
2019 won’t be remembered in Saskatoon’s history books for its weather. When averaged over the year, the weather was very typical for Saskatoon and surrounding area. While the year may have been fairly unremarkable, there were still some notable weather statistics and events. Learn more.
January 15, 2019
Take a look back at Saskatoon’s top weather statistics and events of 2018 using data from SRC's Climate Reference Station. Some might be obvious – who could forget the thick smoke blanketing our city in August or the beautiful frost (freezing fog or rime frost) that set in on Saskatoon in late November – but some might also surprise you.
September 18, 2018
The Nicholson Mine was the first uranium mine to be developed in Saskatchewan. In 1949, it was the only active uranium mine in Canada outside the Northwest Territories. By 1959, the Nicholson ore body had been essentially depleted, but the Nicholson Mine had played its role in helping Canada become one of the largest uranium producers in the world. Learn more about the challenges of developing and operating this mine.
August 02, 2018
Throughout the 1970s, SRC investigated pesticide spray drift, which happens when pesticides drift beyond the targeted crop area (including runoff from plants and soils) by accident. Learn about the field trials and the results of the study.
August 08, 2017
Extreme summer weather can have significant impacts our economy, society and environment. We’re talking about hail, tornadoes, plow winds, no rain, hot temperatures - all of which can lead to flooding, drought, insects, diseases and forest fires. It’s important to prepare for these types of weather events, so we can reduce the impacts and become more adaptable.
July 18, 2017
Every year, Saskatchewan faces the possibility of disaster stemming from natural hazards, such as severe weather, floods, drought and wildfires. In recent years, flooding has been a significant natura...
December 10, 2014
Caitlin Taylor, the Saskatchewanderer, toured SRC's diamond lab and shares her experience learning about the diamond extraction process.
August 20, 2014
When people think of Saskatchewan, diamonds don't often come to mind. Well, give your head a shake. Saskatchewan has one of the world's largest diamond labs at it's attracting international attention.
February 20, 2014
Working in my “other office” in northern Saskatchewan comes with a lot of challenges. Most of the remediation sites in Project CLEANS are remote and buried in the bush. Mother Nature likes to remind us who’s in charge now and then.
August 28, 2013
Project CLEANS (Cleanup of Abandoned Northern Sites) requires a fair bit of time away from home working on remote sites in northern Saskatchewan.