Tuesday, July 22, 2008

More reasons why Saskatchewan sucks

Why I hate SASKATCHEWN (Part Two)

Saskatchewan sucks so much that lists of “worst things” come in multiples. So here’s Volume two of my list of 50 reasons why Saskatchewan sucks. Enjoy!


1) The BUGS (this year silkworms were the vanguard of the mosquito barrage)
2) West Nile (see #1)
3) Tax, Tax, TAX! There’s a bloody tax on everything here! They even have a separate tax to have a fire when you’re camping!
4) It’s incredibly BORING here. Really, there’s jack to do in this province (besides pay tax)
5) The government has to pay for TV ads to convince their own residents that Saskatchewan is a great place to live
6) Ridiculous price of tickets to see CFL game here
7) When you do pay to see a CFL game, one team has to be the RIDERS
8) No hockey team. Who the hell do you cheer for?!?! GO OILJETFLAMES?
9) Anti-Semitism is alive and well here (and the offenders are proud of it!)
10) Any lake below PA stinks to high heaven in summer of sulphur
11) What is considered accepted drinking culture here… well, I guess it can be called that if you consider getting smashed at a public place and making an ass of yourself “culture”
12) People take pride in “their” provincial berry. Jesus Christ, it’s a berry!
13) Everyone has hydrophobia – Don’t go in the RIVER!
14) Shittiest camping areas in Canada (imagine an empty field with parked sunfires and tents)
15) No trout, bass, or salmon fishing—just those fugly jackfish
16) Lorne Calvert’s mug as the face of government (Yes I know he’s gone now but DAMN!)
17) Provincial politics about as interesting to watch as continental plate movement.
18) Social gospel tradition – the worst of both worlds!
19) None of the province’s celebrities from here end up retiring here (Gee, I wonder why!)
20) No strip joints… WTF!
21) People are so damn cheap!
22) People don’t “get it” about Costa Maragos
23) It only has two seasons. Summer (don’t blink) and the 8 month hell-sojourn they call winter
24) So flat people get vertigo when they walk up the 2% incline of Broadway Bridge
25) No passing lanes on highways
26) People won’t pass on highways unless they can see an uninterrupted horizon.
27) The highways are falling apart (until you reach Alberta border—phew!)
28) Can’t fly out of province without a stopover in either Winnipeg or Calgary
29) Government can’t properly manage the lease situation for the garbage dump ski hill so its opens before January..,, or follow the recommendation to privatize it (gasp!)
30) Most overweight province in all of Canada and government does NOTHING about it
31) Candy machines everywhere (see #28)
32) It’s one of the worst polluters in Canada and no-one seems to give a shit
33) Worst health care backlog I’ve seen of all the provinces
34) VLTs every God damn place you go
35) No microbeers… Sorry, Paddockwood is ONE company.
36) Giant ugly roadside “attractions” like a big steel piece of wheat… gee, like you can’t wheat anywhere else in this province!
37) Many people still speak the words NDP and Tommy Douglas as though there still is a connection. The rest complain that the NDP isn’t socialist enough
38) Gay marriage is an issue that gets people riled up here, still [yawn]
39) You have to get your license renewed every year.
40) You can never find road signs showing how many kms to your destination. Are we supposed to enjoy driving in this flat wasteland in and of itself?
41) Murders on the news sometimes follow the 30 min weather forecast. Which is really most important now people?!?!
42) The astronomical price of housing – better get ready for the crash, peeps!
43) Newscasters (Hey CTV wardrobe people!) wear the same ugly tweed blazer everyday. It’s hard not to smell the 1970s right through my TV screen.
44) The airport can shut down for 3 days for construction—where on else would this ever happen?!?
45) Condo development (old Bay bldg downtown Stoon) takes three years and they’re STILL not finished it!
46) NDP Opposition gets press coverage for complaining that the new Sask Party government isn’t doing anything.
47) The province has no incentive for people to stay here yet everyone wonders why there’s a brain drain.
48) No infrastructure development to suggest that anything has changed economically in this province in the last ten years.
49) People think province “HAVE” status means something.
50) I have to live here for now!

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Brent said...

How's the new home, buddy? Is it Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto? Let us know. Make sure to note the imperfections, as they actually might have some too. I'm sure you'd only be too happy to rant a bit. We can even help you with the blog name if you want - how about "dirtyontarioliberals.net" or something like that.

Glad to assist.

KarinST said...

I have a dislike for Saskatchewan, too, but for rather different reasons. Topping my list is the unholy cold and seemingly endless dark of winter up here. Second is the hicksville mentality of Saskatoon city council and, say, 80% of the population. I know I need a place with more museums, good libraries, and diversity and fewer pick-up trucks, baseball caps, and strip malls. Starbucks on every corner is NOT a substitute for a cafe culture. Ah well, one day soon, perhaps, we will both be free. Meanwhile, keep venting on your blog if you must.

Brent said...

Good post, KarinST. You are much more constructive and articulate than the blog creator.

Yes, those are some good points. Maybe we'll follow the Calgary/Edmonton path in the next 10 to 20 years. Historically, demographically, geographically...(ETC.)...those cities are pretty similar to Regina and Saskatoon. They've been booming for decades, but have been perceived as "worldly" only for the past 10 or 15 years. Therefore, they too have "Starbucks, ball cap and pickup-truck" culture, but that is starting to be balanced out.

Places like Toronto, Montreal, and New York are one-of-a-kind and can't be copied. And that is a blessing, since they would be diminished by copies.

Not much anyone can do about winter around here!! Sounds like all of Canada is getting a blast this year, however.

P.S. It's strange how in some circles, Saskatchewan has been noted as "progressive" (CCF government, Sask Arts Board in 1948, artsy/lefty culture at University of Regina), but it seems that it only stayed with the small clique and didn't spread to the main population (NDP governments were usually middle-left economically and socially conservative)

RiceCake said...

Oh god. Out of boredom I looked up Saskatchewan Sucks Ass and got here.

The worst part is having to work hard to get the hell out of here.

And I also completely agree that "hey lets get completely drunk", something I hear every fifteen minutes, is not "doing something".

Anonymous said...

Well don't live and visit here then. Go live somewhere else.

Wiseman said...

You speak the truth man, I can't wait until I graduate and can leave this shitty racist province.

West said...

I totally agree with you man. Saskatchewan is a friggin sh*thole dump. I grew up on Vancouver Island and moved out to Regina around six months ago because people told me it was a nice, cheap place to live........

Worst mistake of my life!!!! The first week there i got robbed at knifepoint for a six pack of beer about a block from my apartment. Regina is such an ugly, dismal city. The winter is horrible and the people are very unfriendly.

Needless to say, im back living on Vancouver Island with a newfound appreciation for my beautiful home.

I hope to never ever set foot again in the hellhole known as saskatchewan.

Anonymous said...

I stumbled on this a little late, I'll admit. We've been living here for almost ten years now (yeah, I know) and I've hated every damn moment of it. Now we're nearly set to move out to BC in a few months. Good riddance to this backwards, bumpkin-filled province. Love the blog that led me here, too.

Anonymous said...

1. The people stink in Regina. 2. They are so nosey 3. they turn everything you say into the worst possible senario. 4. Cmon you gotta admit the people of Saskatchewan are generally lacking in Intelligence

Did i mention the women of regina stink? I HATE SASKATCHEWAN but it has a great economy so I stay.

Anonymous said...

I think the best word to describe Saskatchewan is cheesy.
Everything here is cheesy... I left in 1982 with no intentions of returning, however, elderly, ill parents (that's all there seems to be here are Aboriginal people and the elderly) have caused my return. I returned in 2008 to find it was still 1982 here. I have pleaded with my folks to come back with me to Ontario, where the climate is SO much more tolerable and there is civilization, but the old man, in the typical Saskatchewan fashion, has said he has "No use for those high-falutin' easterners" Okay, so he should stay here. I guess it would be wrong to try to uproot an old tree and transplant... Even if the location for it is much superior.
However, I can't believe everything from how awful and cheesy the local television newscasts are (For God's sake, Rob McDonald, it's time to move to the newsroom and get off the camera) to the lack of culture, to the proliferation of really bad and unhealthy places to eat (The omnipresent buffets, Jerry's, et al) The racism... Gay bashing, anyone of colour or race is held in contempt here, The unbelievable 1980's hairstyles that I though were dead 2 decades ago, the sweatpants and baseball cap mentality.. Huge pickups with pilsner beer logos and fatness everywhere...Classless boors and hooligans everywhere from movie theatres, to campgrounds to the city streets.
The worst thing, though, is how one is judged if you DO have some class or are different... Have you ever seen the reaction of the average person from Saskatoon who is made to listen to classical music? or to look at some art? Or eat some interesting ethnic food? The symphony orchestra is constantly struggling here, the Mendal art gallery's main audience are folks who come to see Saskatoon's only Banana tree, and fine dining options are obscure and esoteric.
I don't hate it here, it's just like being in a cheesy timewarp and I almost feel sorry for the people here who remain... They are like lost, pathetic, frozen souls who are terrified of the outside world and holds anyone who does not embrace their views and values in contempt.

Anonymous said...

Just to add a further comment, I find that if one can stay in Saskatoon within the confines of the University, Nutana Park area/Saskatchewan Crescent, Broadway the the downtown along the river east of 4th Ave. keeping the gorgeous Bessbourgh hotel in site at all times as a beacon of civilization and a bastion of good architectural taste and class, the city can be somewhat tolerable. Outside of these parameters is to find bleakness, strip malls and vulgarity.

Anonymous said...

I do enjoy your post on Saskatchewan, as some comments to me rang true.

One was the sojourn called winter, for living here now in Washington State, it is funny to look at my car and think I used a block heater, batter blanket, and interior car warmer just to keep going.

The good side to the hellish winters (especially working out in them) is that I don't freak at the slightest bit of snow like Western Washington State people do.

It is true Saskatchewan's politics are as boring to watch as continental drift too! (Made me laugh so hard.)

It's also true people in Regina get vertigo going up the "hill" called the underpass at Broad Street.

I disagree with Saskatchewan drivers not passing though, as Washington State one's are a lot more pansy-like to pass.

I also think passing lanes aren't that necessary on most roads in Sask, as they don't get much traffic, and you often do have a good view ahead to judge passing. There's some rolling hills to the south and that, but visibility is never as bad as driving in the Yakima Canyon (which is nothing).

Anonymous said...

It made my day to read this.
I moved to Saskatchewan 3 yrs ago from Ontario and absolutely hate it.
Everything on that list is true.

You could add that the locals here think Saskatchewan is the best thing since sliced bread and they STILL talk about Tommy Douglas and how superb he is for medicare...
For reals, get over it.

BT said...

Wow, lots of reasonable, balanced views on this site. Almost all of you would do well to get the heck out of here, we'd all be better off. I guarantee you will whine about anyplace you live - and won't be willing to do a thing to make it better.

rob said...

The only reason some people now refer to this place as "progressive" is because, when there's nothing to begin with, anything is progressive. A kid saying "Da Da" is progressive compared to slobbering on himself.

Anonymous said...

Hillarious . . . and sad, because I unfortunately do live here, but you forgot one thing . . . no daylight savings in SK . . . yep, pitch black at 5pm in the winter . . . so stupid!!!

Anonymous said...

Problem with Saskatchewan is... you can't make something out of nothing... and it seems that only a few of you are are smart enough to realize that... and you're either gone or planning to leave some day soon.
"Ignorance is bliss" to anyone who would live here, if they really had a choice.
Read the Regina Leader Post or the Saskatoon Star Phoenix if you want an education on what this province has to offer. It tops the list for crime, drunk drivers, gambling and discrimination. It's front page, local rag news, every day of the year!

I Hate Saskatchewan said...

to 3:34

actually you have it the other way around. No daylight savings means you get sunlight later in the day. This is the one thing I actually liked about SK.

Anonymous said...

Before I actually worked in Sask I read mainstream news stories about the great people that live there...now I laugh at all these stories of how great the people in Sask are....I worked in Regina for several months and I hated it. The people are the sons and daughters of miserable farmers and miserable failed farmers. The company I worked for had to grossly overpay people to fly in every week to work - and people still quit regularly.


During my unfortunate time commuting to Regina I met a couple from there during one of my weekend’s home in Toronto. They told me that they left when they were 18 and had no plans to ever go back. They hated the people, and they felt sorry for me. They told me all this the first time I met them in a Chapters parking lot. Enough said

wes said...

I am no big fan of the province either, but I would take this place over a lot of others. I live in rural saskatchewan and don't mind it a bit. There are lots of things to do like riding atv and sleds. Great swimming and I can't complain about the camping. I am glad that most campsites aren't that glamorous, makes us actually get away from technology (heaven forbid). The winters aren't that bad, just pansies like yourselves who can't handle a little cold. Ever notice that we don't have tornados (or at least extreme ones), earthquakes, hurricanes and volcanic activity. I will gladly take cold weather if I didn't have to worry about my house blowing away. You complain about nothing to do here. What have you done to change the situation? Nothing, that is what I thought. Major cities have nothing but traffic congestion, crime (just like regina), lack of community values, and gangs. I would much rather live in a small city with little to do compared to that. I lived in Alberta for a short while and couldn't stand people there. It is all about money and how self-important their province is compared to the rest of the country. Yes we aren't perfect but who is. As for classical music and various cultural events, who cares. Everyone thinks because you don't go to a musical or an art event that you have no class. No offence, but I would rather watch an action flick than sit through something like that. I have seen the people that go those events and most of them are people who have nothing better to do than look down their noses at the rest of society. Yes there is a bit of gay hate in this province, seems to me california is no better since they made gay marriage illegal, even in a referendum. Saskatchewan didn't even do that. No I am not some old guy trying to figure out how to use a computer. My opinion is, if you don't like it here, don't let the car door hit you in the ass on the way out.

No, I am not an NDP supporter and nor do I care much about Tommy Douglas. But I do hope you enjoy your free healthcare in the other provinces you move to.

garett.bourque said...

People in small towns become alcohaulics when they are only 11 years old.

Anonymous said...

I love Saskatchewan! Its the greatest place on earth to grow up! If you don't like it thats fine and some of your points are valid. Most of them however are ignorant of simply false.

Anonymous said...

Saskatchewan sucks! I totally agree with you...

baz024 said...

Hi
well i moved here from england bout three yrs ago .. At first i thought how nice everyone is and how cheap things are and the roads are so huge.. then you realise people are all fake and two faced. i would prefer people to be honest than just be a slimy fake f**k. And cheap , yeah right what was i thinking , whos bright idea was it to advertise prices before adding any taxes or any deposit enviromental charges. seriously that should be illegal. and yeah the roads are huge, with massive pot holes in them and oh yeah no one can drive. I have no idea how these f**ks got there licenses. and are the cars not fitted with indicators or what.. USE THEM...
This place sucks , i cant stand it here . i miss real people
oh yeah and the lake is NOT the beach a beach is by the sea. dumbasses

Anonymous said...

Saskatchewan sucks. I dont know how else to put it. I have lived in every province in Canada and can say, Saskatchewan is the worst.

It is true that this place is a time warp. Nothing has been done to it since I'd even say the 1970s. The people here think they are amazing because there is a bit of development going on here. I moved here from Ontario in January of 2009, and the first thing I was told was "ooooh those easterns stealing our jobs now!" and professing how great Saskatchewan is. I told him you cant borrow $40 off a friend, and when you finally pay him back $10 of it...think that you are superior.

The houses here are tiny shit dumps. I dont understand how anyone would want to pay $300k for a house that is 800sq ft. Oh lets look at the architecture behind them too...shitty little bungalos...90% of them.

People here cant drive. I dont understand it....if you are on a 2 lane road, and there is a car beside you and it slows down to say, take a left hand turn, why does the person in the other lane slam on their brakes? Doesn't help that they also drive side by side going 35km/hr on a 50km/hr roadway. I guess its because they really dont have anywhere to go since there is nothing to do here.

Riders nation...right. more the 90% of the people dont know the rules to a football game. They all dress up and think they are CRAZY fans, but really...there is nothing here to get excited over. It's a false sense of hope. By the way, good job on the 13th man in the grey cup...typical saskatchewan fashion...cant count.

People here are ugly, fat, stupid, and cheap. I cant wait to get out of here.

Anonymous said...

I am from Nova Scotia and also moved here within the last year. Most of my time has been spent on leaving Saskatchewan (taking trips to Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Montreal, Washington) to get the hell out of here. You can instantly tell when you drive across the Alberta border. Things all of a sudden turn less shitty...

When I went out to the 'hip' country bar to try and meet some people it was absolutely retarded.

I would tell people im new and im from Nova Scotia and they would say "oooh, must be nice to be a fucking newfie!"

Hate to break it to you, you horse fucking idiots, but Newfoundland and Nova Scotia are 2 different provinces. and yes, it is nice to be from the coast where people actually treat each other with respect.

I think im going to have to buy a pickup truck, attach some steel 'balls' to the back hitch, buy myself some sick white oakley sunglasses, get my body covered in tribal tattoos, call every girl I see a bitch/hoe/slut, and then maybe I'll fit in....or maybe, I'll just let Saskatchewan self implode. This place is the biggest dump I've ever seen...

Matt said...

The only thing shitty about Saskatchewan is the weather. If summer were longer and winter were shorter, this place would be awesome. As it is I get sicker and sicker every year of living in this crummy province. Cannot wait to get my degrees so I can peace out this shit hole

Anonymous said...

To West, Vancouver Island is one of the richest places in Canada you spoiled brat, so piss off. Second, instead of going to farm villages to get your kicks, go to a real city that isn't Regina. (It's not a city) Also to the guy who got robbed at knifepoint. Yes our crime rate is very bad and our police force is worse but honestly, what the hell are you doing walking alone on a dark night with a six pack? Don't you think walking in a bad neighbourhood in the dark of night in any city is an intelligent idea? Whatever O'm sorry for you though. To the racism, again that is definitely a problem in Regina, not so much in Saskatoon. The Saskatchewan Roughriders are our pride and joy, why? There the only damn professional team we have! The only reason people aren't staying in Saskatchewan is because half of our population is in Alberta sucking up whats left of the oil. If you wanna see obese, go to the States, end of story. If you find a bunch of fat people, you are probably anorexic and I'm extremely worried for you. Finally, not important to me but it is not starbucks that is on every corner, it's Tim Hortons. That's all I have to say for now to clear the air for some of you Saskatchewan hating dbags. Calgary... burn in hell.

Anonymous said...

We moved here 2 years ago and have also been trying to get away from here every day. We thought we would like living in the country, become entrepreneurs but Saskatchewan does not like newcomers.

We have people drive by and park in front of our driveway and just stare at us, they do not wave or say hello just stare, like we are some strange animal in a zoo.

We have hit every blockade possible trying to start a business. The people here are so insular. But, I must say we have a couple of very nice neighbors who think that there is life outside the 4 borders of Saskatchewan.

Most merchants are so much against business. Or they like to diddle their customers, there is no customer service in this place.

The roads are horrible,no one knows how to fix concrete or black top properly, why are the roads so much better in Manitoba and Alberta.

Why can they not clean streets of snow, or at least be ready for the snow. I have never seen a winter city like this before, truly unbelievable.

Tired of everyone talking about getting drunk, all they want to do is eat and get drunk.......people are so fat here. I have come from the States and per capita there are a lot more fat people here than in the states.

There are more bars,x-rated shops,etc than bookstores. We have lived all over and have learned that cities with few book stores are usually the worst places to live.

It is absolutely filthy here, there is garbage blowing every where, people have no confidence in their city. No one fixes anything, just stays broken. Yes, there are American cities that are filthy but this is a small city why is it so dirty.

The good things about this city are the main library but hardly anyone is there except homeless people.

The sunsets and the sunrises, the moonlit skies when it is not cloudy.

It is a province to want to leave which is unfortunate because it could be a whole lot better.

Anonymous said...

I have an assignmect at school and part of it is to tell why immagrints should live here.

This list makes me KNOW I chose the wrong province

Anonymous said...

Man, some of the Saskatchewan Rider fans are SO ANNOYING! I wish they had a real city in their own province! Maybe, then they would actually be allowed to have a hockey team and a few decent restaurants and some culture etc. I hate to break the news to you uncouth, hillbilly Saskatchewan fans: NOBOD CARES about your choking Riders over here!!! In addition to NHL hockey, we actually have some culture here in Alberta. Stop galavanting around Calgary and Edmonton because you are a nuisance. The people in Calgary and Edmonton are too busy being adults to care about you. We are busy and we do NOT care about your lame green handlebar mustaches and your lame green mullets, shirts, wigs, paited faces etc.!!!

Anonymous said...

What a spectacular blog! It's wonderful to know that I'm not alone in thinking that SK is a backward, hick province... here are a few extra pointers:
1) SK is full of crazies (psychos). Seriously, I have never met so many crazies in one place EVER.
2) Low socio-economic class/rural people = closed minded; limited world knowledge; nosy-gossip-loving-rumour-spreading hicks... even the "educated" ones
3)Roughriders?? come on
4)The wheatfields freak me out.
5)People keep their dogs in CAGES! How cruel.
6) Saskatoon is the BIG CITY. You have made it BIG TIME if you live/studied in Saskatoon (hahahahahahhahahaaaahaha!!)

Why do people choose to live here? It's beyond me... There is so much more to life.

toots said...

True story
Went back to Regina to visit family. Dinner(excuse me Supper) was at s pizza place. I ordered a Greek salad, it came with a lettuce base. 'nuff said

I got out said...

I moved to Vancouver several years ago, and have never looked back.

Vancouver has hundreds (maybe thousands) of homeless people, many addicted to crack and other drugs, concentrated in the Downtown Eastside (DTES). I often spend time walking around, going to see live music or art shows, or hanging out with friends who live nearby, and I have never been threatened or felt in danger.

I feel safer walking down DTES back alleys in Vancouver, than I do walking around the ‘core-area’ in Regina. In Regina, your life could be threatened by: teenagers in native gangs, red-neck jocks who think you’re a fag, drunk Roughrider fans and moronic pick-up truck drivers. In Vancouver, if you want to avoid morons, just don’t go to Granville Street on the weekend, as they usually stay in one self-contained area.

The music & art ‘scene’ in Regina is incestuous and backstabbing. Everyone sleeps with one another (seriously). You could go to a bar/show and see 5 ex girlfriends/boyfriends, along with 5 other people each of them has slept with. Imagine having to pretend you are friends with these people. Everyone also talks sh*t about each other, as they have nothing better to do, other than getting drunk on $7.50 beers at sh*tty overpriced bars.

Most people just stand around with their arms folded when watching bands play, and dancing or even shuffling feet rarely happens. Musician friends who have played in Regina compare it to performing for a group of zombies.

People are generally unsupportive if you try and do anything culturally interesting in Regina. Please don’t move to Saskatchewan if you are a young creative soul — you will wither and die there. If you are an old fart, by all means go. I’m sure you will have a great time.

If you are young and living in Saskatchewan, get out while you can. Avoid impregnating anyone/being impregnated, start a savings account, and start reading blogs on cities that you would like to move to. Try and avoid moving to Calgary or Edmonton if you can, unless you are fine with being in a place that is slightly better than Saskatchewan. Finally, you don’t even need to bring your sh*tty Pontiac Sunfire with you. Most large cities have good transit systems, and riding a bicycle is considered sexy in some neighborhoods.

PS. It is January 13th, and it is +8 degrees here.

Anonymous said...

Here's something else you can add to your list:

Vehicle Insurance is more than double what it costs in Alberta, even with your collision rider attached.

They want 2 specific pieces of ID in order to insure your vehicle here. Your old DL for picture ID, plus either a birth certificate or passport. I don't have a passport and God knows where my birth certificate is. A new birth certificate costs 90 dollars. After spending 500 dollars on windshield replacement and general tune up and repair so that I could pass the 140 dollar inspection, it doesn't interest me to drop another 90 just to please the stinky woman behind the counter so that she'll be able to gouge me for the privilege of destroying my vehicle on these abhorrent roads.

So I'm driving without insurance. It's okay though, because according to the SK government, I'm not who I am. I can run over a thousand of these yokel flatlander goat herders and they can't touch me, because they can't prove who I am.

Saskatchewan is Canada's steaming manure pile.

Anonymous said...

I have lived in Saskatchewan for 12 years now. I understand some things you mentioned were true. Saskatchewan is a friendly, bright, caring province. Were not in dept like Ontario and we cant help that our weather sucks. We have a great football team who has lead us to 6 grey cups. Saskatchewan is a very amazing welcoming happy province. There are 69 percent over weight people but at least its not the worst province over weight. Our highways are under lots of work right now to make it better. We are a small province just over 1 million, we cant afford everything to be new. We produce potash and have amazing views. All in all, Saskatchewan is an awesome province. If you dont like Saskatchewan, then dont come here, thats all there is to it. Good day.

Dennis said...

I lived in Regina for ten years in Normanview West. I managed to hold off a homeinvasion, it took the police 21 minutes to arrive, by that time the band of young natives had left town. Every house on our street was broken into at least once if not twice. The neighbour next door threatened to shoot a city worker.

The winters are unbearably cold and the few nice days of summer are plagued by mosquitoes and flies. The wind blows relentlessly.

You are taxed and double taxed on eerything. Property taxes re out of sight.

People are somewhat friendly but have not idea of what a hole they are living in. They think Tommy Douglas is god and that SK is the center of the universe.

MIke said...

Dude, you are so utterly sad, you're a vortex of negativity. Is this cathartic for you? You don't like it because it's not where your from, I get it, everyone gets it, there's shitty things in the nicest of places along with the nice things in shitty places. Stop torturing yourself, get lovin' or start making arrangements to change your life!

Anonymous said...

For some reaso i lefr Ontario..for here..god knows what i was thinking..But this province really sucks!!! Honestly!! I have never lived in a province that sucked soooo much! I would NEVER recommend any one to ever live here. And the goverment doesn't even listen to what anyone is saying!! Please!Oh wait...must be election time coming up..someone will listen for a bit!

Anonymous said...

I just hate saskatchewan !! Sorry people !! Just hate it !!

Anonymous said...

Brent ... You must work for the sk goverment! please!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Dennis..

Anonymous said...

The rudest most simple minded people in the country. They remind of extras from the set of " DELIVERENCE " . Uneducated monkeys smug and arrogant.

Poor customer service, you have to educate them and kiss their ass to get the minimum service for your maximum dollar.

Backstabbing two faced gossips.

Dodge city said...

Wow...never have I heard such disdain for the province I love and grew up in. Please, for the love of God, if you don't like it here, go back to where you came from. It amazes me that you leave a place where you obviously are either not wanted, or just were not able to sustain a living, and then decide the grass wasn't exactly greener, and then attempt to mock us and our way of life because of your own shortcomings! Again, go back to Ontario, Alberta, The States, wherever you decided to come from and spread your infectious negative attitude and wallow in your own self pity!

Anonymous said...

wow, must be nice to have nothing better to do than whine and moan about a province that really doesn"t suck. if you don't like living here then leave. we are not all a bunch hillbilly rednecks. i lived in winnipeg for a while and its a lot worse than it is here, dirtier and windier and colder. i can't think of any other province i'd rather live in than here.
all you guys hate this province, but for some reason you end up having to come work here because your own economies are sliding downhill fast. And people from Alberta, you have to remember that 3/4 of your province is saskatchewan people so you are no better than we are.

Anonymous said...

Incredible the way these gopher loving stubble jumpers who love this province search for a site about people that hate it. Then the presumptious tabaky chewers presume to know why we are here.

They prove the haters right again.

It's not the province itself that we hate, It's the rude narrow minded simpletons that are unfriendly, that make you hate it.

Dodgecity said...

Oddly enough, "anonymous" this was sent to me as a joke, and that's exactly what you are. You people wonder why we get so "unfriendly". It is because of pieces of human trash such as yourselves decide to come here to taint our beautiful province with your nasty attitude. I don't care if you are here for work, or because you and "uncle bad touch" had a falling out. GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT HERE!

Anonymous said...

Hey dodge it's inbred monkies like you that are the reason you and your shit province suck. People like you that have never been anywhere never done anything other than your mother or sister, but think you know everything.

You truly are a pathetic joke, remember that when you look in the mirror, if you can afford one.

Smart people like me LOVE taking jobs from you dummies.I would let you eat my shit but your not worthy.

Now take your mothers dress off and be a man.LOL

Anonymous said...

Sask is better then the cop capital of Canada..........Shithole ontario". High auto insurance,tons of problems if your a auto enthusiast or car guy. Permits for this, licences for that, I'll take sask anyday over shithole ONSCARIO.....there's more police here then citizen's

Dodgecity said...

Awwwwww, muffin, did I hit nerve? Bahhaha! You unfortunate little soul. Not even intelligent enough to come up with an original backlash. Go fist your mother you cum guzzling faggot. I may be "proving the haters right" by resorting to neanderthal- like insults, but it seems to be the only way to get through to you and your mouth-breathing little brood here. The fact that I am responding by an electronic means actually saddens me, it just makes me laugh as I sit here on a computer you could never afford as I look from the top level of a house you could only dream of. And do you know why? Because I had the balls to stick it out in my home province for my entire life and work unbelievably hard, and didn't "pussy out" when times got tough and decide to pull up stakes and search for something else that was easier. I have to give you credit, however, "anonymous". You must hide the fact that you hate your new home very well, otherwise you would have to deal with "real" people who love this province, not just some guy who constantly owns you on some blog. Take care . Eat a cock and die.

adimir said...
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BC/AB/NL/NS are better said...

I can only comment on the 2 hours I spent in Regina, but I managed to get attacked by a homeless looking dude walking back to my friends car at the gas station. Buddy just sucker-punched me in the top of my head(?) (without trying to roll me, on the bright side) and when I cracked him back he just walked off. Surreal.

Other than that, it smelled of shit, had no visual appeal and had a general dodgy scumbag feel to it.

When Winnipeg beats your major urban hubs out as a superior destination, you know you're fucked.

And as Saskatoon being the only other major destination.....why bother at all with the province? If you're not an indian and you defend it, you probably haven't been anywhere that doesn't suck....or you like banging yer cousins.

Anonymous said...

All these comments are good if not great. The greatest quality of Saskatchewan can be measured by your bitterness toward the people and places. We know that it is better to be hated for having than to be pittied and ridiculed for not having. The bitterness in your comments is inspiring and gives the sense that we are good enough to be envied. Thank you

Dodge city said...

Thank you,"anonymous". You said what I have been feeling, unfortunately, I let emotions get in the way of being delicately articulate.

Anonymous said...

Hey dodge did I hurt your feelings? How much sleep are you losing over me? I LOVE controlling weak minded simpletons like you .
Now go eat my jizz out of your mothers ass with a straw.
Tee hee.

All I did was make a comment on something that I may or may not even believe in,and what happens?
I attract the lowest common denominator.

I should write my thesis on how I can control weak minded buffoons like you into becoming completely infatuated with me.
Now go suck your dad's cock and wipe his ass with your tongue...oh ah...get cancer and die...Later my limp wrested shit maggot.
P.S. Your DAD is the only reason your mouth is round.
It's been a slice now I have to go until next time keep sucking your dad's cock you backwards shit monkey.

Dodge said...

I gotta admit, you have a flair for taking everything I throw at you, changing a couple words and throwing it right back at me. I can see you and your little girlfriends sitting around your acer laptop that step daddy bought for you when he wasn't mercilessly ass ramming you, that is, waiting for a response. Well, here you go! Big fucking surprise, you are a wanna be know it all college kid. Welcome to the road, little girl, you got a lot to learn. I do have to give you credit, anonymous (if that is your real name) you are right. You are attracting the lowest common denominator, here. So, if I am the lowest common denominator, can you just imagine what is waiting for you in the real world? Wow, you may as well just start cutting yourself now, this big bad world is gonna chew you up and spit you out. Although I do appreciate our little spat, I have grown kinda tired of arguing with you. I am gonna take my own advice, here: never argue with a fucking moron, people might not know the difference. Luv ya!

Anonymous said...

I hate all the negitivity about Saskatchewan. The small towns are a great place to grow up and you get really close to everyone in the whole town instead of knowing just 10 people in a huge city like Vancouver or Toronto and children are safe to ride their bikes on the streets in all parts of the town and not have to worry about being abducted. To the people complaining about the winter, suck it up its not all that bad its a little cold and it gives some awesome days to go sledding. People should stop complaining about Saskatchewan because atleast we don't have to worry about volcanoes errupting, earthquakes, or extreme flooding. As for RIDER fans, we are the only team in all of Canada that has so much spirit for such a little team, we are the only team who gives away merchandise money to other teams because we sell so much RIDER merchandise. To the people who say we are the "fattest province in Canada" atleast we are lucky enough to rely on the "miserable failed farmers" to feed us and keep us alive. People should really stop complaining about Saskatchewan because its an overall wonderful place to live.

Anonymous said...

Yes dodge you are right that I'am right about you.
Now go fuck your Daddy again while your mother watches
and laughs.
Your whole family combined doesn't have the brains it takes to fill a thimble.
You need to get better material Dodge.
Now go take on the day.

Nuffy said...

ever since i had the misfortune of living here, i have been working to get out of this dirty filthy crime ridden city called regina.. the people here are complete douchbags,i mean that sincerely, the people of regina are absolute assholes

and i dont think one resident (other than me) knows how to drive over 40..

saskatchewan is the shithole of canada... right in the middle and the dirtiest part. period

...could some1 tell me why they allow god damn 300 car trains to roll through the city at peak times such as lunch times and at rush hour 4:30. its absolute bullshit!!

i hate regina with every fiber of my being..

Thank you for starting this blog

Amber said...

I wonder if "you're a bitch", "this blog rots", and "move to Toronto" fully encompass what I feel for the writer of this blog. You say this place "sucks so much"--you're the kind of person holding it back.

Anonymous said...

high prices and NO TITTYNBARS

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Sask. (Regina) Moved to Alberta 20 years ago I returned to Sask. to visits old friends a couple times over the years... it's like time stood still in Regina, everyone is the same, everything is the same I don't mean to hurt anyone's feelings from Sask. but what a waste of life it really isn't a good places to live and if you've never lived else where besides Sask. you'd be ignorant to knowing better. Fuck Sask. sucks cock.

JasonB said...

You ignorant FUCK. If you hate it so much, get the hell out. I live and work out of Calgary right now and can say with 100% fact, Calgary is a much bigger HOLE then Saskatchewan. All this bullshit talk about over priced housing, racism, lack of culture makes me sick. Just because you're low life no good loser, doesn't make the great province of Saskatchewan less great. Fuck I wish I never stumbled upon your blog because now if by ANY chance I met u in person I'd kick your ass and send you packing.

Anonymous said...

Wow. If you all hate Saskatchewan so much why don't you go be assholes in another province?

mccuddendan said...

I left Saskatchewan for Ontario in 2009 and I did the right thing. Saskatchewan is proof that we live in an unkind and unfair universe. Saskatchewan is full of inbred redneck mutants who should be gassed and cremated for the good of mankind. I got out when I realized that I could be something more than a hyperconservative mouth-breathing racist ignorant piece of human garbage Saskatchewan simpleton. Out here in Toronto you are all living jokes. The rest of the country looks at you and laughs, then, after pausing to wipe tears of mirth from their eyes, thanks God they either were not born in SK or had the sense to escape to the civilized world, where you can see people who aren't white and find something to do that doesn't involve drinking yourself unconscious. I have a special message for the SK residents who wish to make a feeble effort to defend their sewer of a province: fuck right off. Don't even bother responding to the truths I have placed before your unseeing eyes. You are the shit of the earth and your vile existence is a sin against God and nature. You have as much to say to a man who is not one of you as Brent Butt has to say to Steven Hawking.

Anonymous said...

Trolling much, there fuckwad?

Chris Fucking Real said...

Hating on Saskatchewan is so 80's.

I get that people are jealous that we have all the money now and our economy is the envy of free world... the hate is still lame though.

Have fun bashing us while trying to collect enough change to rent a U-Haul to come join us.

mccuddendan said...

www.leaderpost.com/call+help+with+suspicion+after+friend+went+missing+Wascana+Lake/5390901/story.html

Here's a nice story about the fucking humanitarians who live in the envy of the free world. If a shithole like Saskatchewan is the envy of the free world, then the free world needs to up it's expectations a bit. The story is about how the racist rednecks that make Saskatchewan the barrel of laughs it is didn't believe that a man had just drowned. You would have to be totally fucking unconscious not to see why. The dead dude and his pal were Indians. So the rednecks just assumed the live one was flipping out after sniffing glue or that a dead Indian is not something to get upset about or just forgot what was going on seconds after it happened. Such nice kind people in Regina, may you all rot and perish.

Anonymous said...

I live in Calgary and wish all of the Saskatchewan residence would move back home. They have single-hanedly distroyed this Province.

They are the true scum bags of scum bags. These trailer park idiots made a few bucks here and now they think their crap doesn't stick....that couldn't be further from the truth.

They are ignorant, rude, filthy, dirty, trailer park trained, always want to fight, alcoholics, wife-beaters, basically the worst form of a human being known to man.

I wish they would seperate themselves as a seperate country so they can get the hell out of the rest of Canada.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Saskatchewan and thought it was the best place on earth. Moved to BC for 5 months then had to move back. Wow, this place sucks ass. I came back a much nicer person and couldn't believe how angry everyone seemed. Not a lot of love in this province and it is just a bunch of farmers and tradesman who have never left this province and think they know everything about everything. Pretty sad. God forbid you say something different or have a different opinion on something. If you are different in anyway you will get weird looks. And after wasting 20 years of my life living here I can say that pretty much everything on that list is true I was just to ignorant to see it until I left. Cant wait to get the hell out of this shit hole

Anonymous said...

Lol you forgot stupid drivers, Regina has stupid drivers like they dont know how to merge onto a highway

Anonymous said...

I have never been there but I know Sask sucks.

Anonymous said...

mccuddendan said...
I left Saskatchewan for Ontario in 2009 and I did the right thing. Saskatchewan is proof that we live in an unkind and unfair universe. Saskatchewan is full of inbred redneck mutants who should be gassed and cremated for the good of mankind. I got out when I realized that I could be something more than a hyperconservative mouth-breathing racist ignorant piece of human garbage Saskatchewan simpleton. Out here in Toronto you are all living jokes. The rest of the country looks at you and laughs, then, after pausing to wipe tears of mirth from their eyes, thanks God they either were not born in SK or had the sense to escape to the civilized world, where you can see people who aren't white and find something to do that doesn't involve drinking yourself unconscious. I have a special message for the SK residents who wish to make a feeble effort to defend their sewer of a province: fuck right off. Don't even bother responding to the truths I have placed before your unseeing eyes. You are the shit of the earth and your vile existence is a sin against God and nature. You have as much to say to a man who is not one of you as Brent Butt has to say to Steven Hawking.

September 5, 2011 12:19 PM

mccuddendan, what you wrote on September 5, 2011 is a bunch of nonsense. Gassed and cremated? You are a Nazi prick aren't you? Toronto is a joke. Ontario's economy is shrinking.
http://www.stthomastimesjournal.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3349117 The Leafs suck. The people who support the Leafs and Jays here are simpletons like yourself. Central Canada is living off Western Canada's natural resources. Without Western Canada's natural, your manufacturing base would be nothing, and your economy would be in ruins. Central Canada relies on Western Canada and the USA more than the other way around.

Anonymous said...

baz024 said...
Hi
well i moved here from england bout three yrs ago .. At first i thought how nice everyone is and how cheap things are and the roads are so huge.. then you realise people are all fake and two faced. i would prefer people to be honest than just be a slimy fake f**k. And cheap , yeah right what was i thinking , whos bright idea was it to advertise prices before adding any taxes or any deposit enviromental charges. seriously that should be illegal. and yeah the roads are huge, with massive pot holes in them and oh yeah no one can drive. I have no idea how these f**ks got there licenses. and are the cars not fitted with indicators or what.. USE THEM...
This place sucks , i cant stand it here . i miss real people
oh yeah and the lake is NOT the beach a beach is by the sea. dumbasses

May 10, 2010 10:21 AM

baz024 you're a dumbass

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beach

Definition of BEACH

1
: shore pebbles : shingle
2
a : a shore of a body of water covered by sand, gravel, or larger rock fragments
b : a seashore area

Anonymous said...

Any place is all about the people who live there. Most of the people here have never travelled much and are very suspicious about 'outsiders'. After all, they've been called "Rednecks" and "Bumpkins" and much worse since Saskatchewan was incorporated as a province more than 100 years ago. Most of us still truley believe that a stranger is a friend you haven't met. The rest, who stare, who critisise and never help are niether citezens of Saskatchewan or Canada and should be treated as such. This province truely needs and longs for more Torontonians, Vancouverites, Montrealers, and Americans to flood in and show us the way! We're getting too fat and lazy and selfish!! HELP!!

Anonymous said...

The land of low wages,layofs,welfare taxes and assholes.Nothing to do here but gamble and drink[ not for me].To do well here you have to work for the government or city,if you are lucky enough to know someone who will get you in.If you have money it will quickly dissappear.Born and grew up here 45 years.All my freinds have done better moving away.I buy my lottery ticket every day hoping to win and move away too.If you are planning on doing renovations,good luck!!!.The worst players are the city permits (take forever and dont care),sask power ( dont answer phone calls,dont do any work and have obseen charges for it because they are "different" they told me).Waiting for 2 months now to get my power hooked up,now they tell me its going to be winter rates?? when they get around to doing it,still dont know when that is.Sask energy for fucking up and cutting me off(would not fix it,said the dont keep billing records}11 years without.YOU get fucked here,if you fuck with people you will get yours!!! I enjoy getting even !!!

Anonymous said...

i agree corporate companies are a joke mostly because of ther lack of management employees, unions nobody works nobody gets hurt sit around and collect ot and raine the utitly rates taxes keep going up services become less shitty alleys never get graded hazardous sidewalks rough streets lease your vehicle cus in 3 years its shot by the way city dog fuck grader ops pretty sad when u gotta replace a set of tires on your grader before the cutting edge lmfao

Anonymous said...

one thing for sure dont expect service or to get what you order ive been overcharged at tim hortons twice lately because of them dam immigrants nothing against em if they wanna work but at least learn the language so you get what you order and keep your customrs happy

Anonymous said...

People from Saskatchewan are the scum bags of scum bags, they are definitely the armpit of Canada and they just stick!!

They are the most rude SOBs I've ever met, they have no respect, they go to places like Alberta to work in the oil fields and now these trailer park aholes think that their crap doesn't stink.

The are classless and complete losers...stay away from this deadhorse Province. The only thing go to do there is stop to take a crap while you're passing through.

Anonymous said...

sask power did not show up or do any work or call

Anonymous said...

fucking piece of shit assholes (sask power) I stayed home frome work, they were supposed to come trench in power to my house today,no one called or did any work.I called them and got the same bullshit excuses and they will have to find someone who knows and call me back.Now they say monday or tuesday.I have been waiting since november.Sask power blames the contractors for being behind and the contractors blame sask power for screwing up and loosing paperwork. I am supposed to pay i dont know how much for this shit service if it gets hooked up.Wish i could sue and make them pay

Anonymous said...

I dislike Saskatchewan as well...but I can't help but notice that all of the out of province and self proclaimed "intelligent" people keep spewing the most vulgar comments. Maybe I'm incorrect here, but I was under the assumption that intelligent people take socioeconomic constraints and historical context into consideration before visiting a place, what did you really expect from Saskatchewan if you did any research? I was also under the assumption that intelligent people were more well bred than to make arguments based upon slander. It saddens me that so called "intelligent" people can so easily other a group of people without thinking about individual circumstance and personalities.

Anyhow, after Harper gained his majority I made up my mind to leave this Country for good. After traveling across it, I have realized that the people don't get better, they simply get a different kind of awful. The country makes poor decisions and has poor leaders who are elected by poor, rude and vulgar citizens that I no longer want to associate myself with. Comment Boards such as this only reaffirm my ideas.

Anonymous said...

Well....seeya!

SKhater said...

I lived in Regina for 4 years, after spending my life in Ontario. I have lived in small suburban areas and in cities and I have got to say it is a shit holy/ Some great people yes, some I will always treasure and still remain friends with….but guess what? They are not from SK but rather transplants from other provinces. The education system is brutal (I taught there, college and high school), years behind other parts of the country. U of R is a joke…got some cash and you are in! I will never more there again no matter the potential benefits to my family. My husband grew up in SK, hence why we went to live there; he quickly remembered why he left so long ago. He was just as excited to get out of there as I was. Good housing prices and extended family be damned The quality of life is too poor and a great number of the people should start to read rather then drink and try to figure out ways to fix the culture of the province and find some good applications for their new found cash. Never would want to raise my children there.

SKhater said...

I lived in Regina for 4 years, after spending my life in Ontario. I have lived in small suburban areas and in cities and I have got to say it is a shit holy/ Some great people yes, some I will always treasure and still remain friends with….but guess what? They are not from SK but rather transplants from other provinces. The education system is brutal (I taught there, college and high school), years behind other parts of the country. U of R is a joke…got some cash and you are in! I will never more there again no matter the potential benefits to my family. My husband grew up in SK, hence why we went to live there; he quickly remembered why he left so long ago. He was just as excited to get out of there as I was. Good housing prices and extended family be damned The quality of life is too poor and a great number of the people should start to read rather then drink and try to figure out ways to fix the culture of the province and find some good applications for their new found cash. Never would want to raise my children there.

Anonymous said...

I lived in Regina for 4 years, after spending my life in Ontario. I have lived in small suburban areas and in cities and I have got to say it is a shit holy/ Some great people yes, some I will always treasure and still remain friends with….but guess what? They are not from SK but rather transplants from other provinces. The education system is brutal (I taught there, college and high school), years behind other parts of the country. U of R is a joke…got some cash and you are in! I will never more there again no matter the potential benefits to my family. My husband grew up in SK, hence why we went to live there; he quickly remembered why he left so long ago. He was just as excited to get out of there as I was. Good housing prices and extended family be damned The quality of life is too poor and a great number of the people should start to read rather then drink and try to figure out ways to fix the culture of the province and find some good applications for their new found cash. Never would want to raise my children there.

Anonymous said...

Please, skhater, come back! How will the province ever carry on without you?!?We need the wisdom that your invaluable cracker jack box teaching degree can impart on us! I don't understand how we continue to have the strongest economy in the nation without you pumping back a large portion of your $32,000 a year paycheck into our infrastructure! Wow, you have certainly opened my eyes as to why we so terribly need transplants coming in to keep us going. Please, PLEASE don't forsake us! We will try to change to live up to your high standards! GIVE US ANOTHER CHANCE!!

Anonymous said...

DYNASTY HOMES IS A SCUM BAG IMMIGRANT DOESNT PAY HIS BILLS DONT WORK FOR HOM DONT BUY A HOUSE FROM HIM! DRIVE THESE SCUM BAGS RIGHT OUT OF SASKATCHEWAN AND EVEN CANADA BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM

Anonymous said...

true for me. started my working career for ( domanique p bigayan)name is best i can do.led me on day by day i will get paid and renovated a house 4 months.did not get paid. contractor someone kept coming to house and threatened me and- domaniqe who was never there for money owed. ,went to his house often to get paid , got excuses and only 400 bucks. a year later he tried to get me to work for him again, he woldnt quit phoning( my mom told to get lost) left a bad immage in my mind about people----- J R

Life is about the journey and not the destination. said...

Best blog ever, and only too true. I have been in saskatoon for six years now and am trying desperately to get the hell out. As soon as I sell my hugely overpriced house in ticky tacky ville, I'll be long gone and I'll be doing my wife( originally from here) and kids a favor of introducing them to a culture in africa, where people take the time to enjoy life, instead of living to work, and then retire at 60 just to get cancer and die from being stuck in a voc hole for six months of the year. I come for Zimbabwe where people have six ft fences with raxor wire around their one acre properties and when I tell people that they say" you must feel like a prisoner", well I'll tell you now, I have never felt more like a prisoner in my life than living in Saskatoon. I would rather live under the rule of Robert G Mugabe than live here. My wife has been there and seen what I am talking about and she can't wait for the move too.
Will keep you posted and until then I'll continue to despise this place.

Anonymous said...

I have lived in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta, and I can confirm that Saskatchewan is the absolute worst and it is not even close.

Winnipeg is nothing special but at least the people are friendly. I couldn't believe how such small towns in Saskatchewan could be full of such huge assholes. I thought small-town folk were supposed to be nice?

And the Riders are such a joke. I'm a real CFL fan and I try to strike up a conversation about the CFL with a supposed huge fan and he doesn't even know half the players' names on the Riders!! WTF is that?!?

Anonymous said...

Read everyone of the posts on here. I can tell the the demographics of the posters is between 16 and 28. To pick out somethings that are so minuscule in life is really sad. Most of you need a real wake up call.
I have lived in the Greater Vancouver area and I have also lived in Toronto. In the GV area I've witnessed beautiful people turn into crack heads. In Toronto I saw my good friends pain after his son was gunned down as an innocent by stander.
I missed several important meetings or get together because I was stuck in a 90 minute stand still in my vehicle.
You cant walk around in Gas Town anymore because East Hastings has been taken over by the living Dead.
I lived in Regina for several years now and I adore the calm energy of this City. I appreciate SK as I can get from City to City driving at 110 KLM an hour. There are so many positives of living in SK.
Even the Weather has been nothing but stellar here. So the Alberta bragging of +8C in January means nothing. It was all of that and then some here this past January.
When most of you actually grow up and become truly accountable. You will realize that you had nothing more than an uneducated juvenile impression of what SK is compared to the rest of the Country.

Fred in Regina
In my humble opinion

Anonymous said...

I left Regina back in 2005 to move to Calgary, and I still think to this day it was the best decision I ever made. There's more to do there, The weather you can tolerate in the middle of Jan. My family is begging me to move back there. My fiance and I are having a baby in Dec and he really wants to move there. I really don't. I make 3 times as much money here than I did in Regina. I looked at Saskjobs and I swear alot of clerical jobs pay $11-$12 an hour. You can maybe get in through the provincial or federal governement, if you are Native, Metis or has a blood relative that works there. Also the houses are priced the same as Calgary, how can that be possible if the wages havent increased. Oh right you have to be a guy and work on the mines to make decent coin. I really dont want to raise my kid in Calgary and male dominating Saskatchewan. I would rather stay in Alberta like a small town like drumhellar, where house prices are not overpriced and I can transfer there.

Anonymous said...

I remember Tommy Douglas.

He was a puke.

Anonymous said...

Can't believe how ignorant some of these comments are. You had one bad experience in Regina or Saskatoon, or met some dicks in a small town and that tarnished your view of an entire province? And you say SK residents are close-minded.

I always get a kick out of people bashing the place they came from. Why are you so much better than everyone else here?

Not from here you say? Great, go back to Ontario or BC and deal with whatever caused you to leave in the first place.

I've lived in 2 countries and 3 provinces, and SK is the land of opportunity right now. There IS culture, great people and plenty of stuff to keep you busy, and that's true for most of the places I've lived. You're probably just too lazy and shitty to find it.

Anonymous said...

Some of you are saying people in Saskatchewan are narrow minded. Considering you are making comments like this "Saskatchewan is full of inbred redneck mutants who should be gassed and cremated for the good of mankind" it seems to be the other way around. You are insulting people based on where they live. People like you make me lose faith in humanity.

Anonymous said...

Are you an idiot? There's loads of trout and bass up north. Just because you've never set foot outside of Regina doesn't mean the entire province is exactly like Regina.

Anonymous said...

Justin Mccusker AKA REED is the worst truck driver in the history of the world he lives in saskatchewan lmfao

Anonymous said...

Saskatchewan rules you people of stupidness. who do you think you are? Oh and by the way the Riders are the awesomest team in the world and who needs hockey. Booooo Hey if we couldn't grow wheat you wouldn't have good bread now would you. saskatchewan and awesomness is like peas and carrots so suck on that suckers. Yah I watched forest gump last night. What!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Saskatchewan is like unicors and cotton candy, it is awesome. nuff said. and you must be a poopedy poop poop face to say that about saskatchewan, you donkey breath pig face jerk. And yes we do say eh lots and we are stronger because we eat good food like our homegrown wheat and beef, I COULD KICK YOUR ASS ANY DAY,you coward. Eh

Anonymous said...

Wow, really people?

Anonymous said...

thank you guys I feel way better after reading all these. there are ppl out there feel the same.

I have created this facebook page and copied some of the comment that the most I like, feel free to like and join.
https://www.facebook.com/IHateRegina

Anonymous said...

I LOVE SASKATCHEWAN!!! I am a big fat, candy eating homo who loves my socialist roots. When are you negative ninnies going to learn that all this whining is only going to give you a disease. Oh yeah, I love that Craven is the STD capital event in North America!!!

Anonymous said...

hahahaha.....I am from Saskatchewan and I love this blog. All of this is sooo true. I dies laughing at the comment about the steel balls, white oakleys and the bitches, hoes and sluts. I am here for now because all of my family lives here.......BUT I NEED OUT!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, people get real... you live here! Instead of complaining do something constructive about it and work to make this a better place. I've lived in lots of other cities and a place is what 'YOU' make of it.
Just remember it's not the end of the world - you can just see it from here. : )

Anonymous said...

It's Different Here.......

Anonymous said...

hahahahahahaha I have lived in Saskatchewan and Alberta. And I would choose Sask any day. I have travelled to many parts of the world, and although our land may not be exciting in your view, it is in ours. The people here are not comparable to any one else around the world. The familistic values they contain are outstanding. The lengths people will go to help complete strangers is something to be talked about. Not only that, have you ever been to Saskatoon during fall? to see the vibrant colours reflect onto the river as you see a showcase of the old university buildings? or the endless wheat and canola fields as they turn. probably not. This province is booming, and as I live in Calgary, and still miss that little old town, where you go to the grocery store and everyone knows who you are. Maybe it is different than big cities, but I prefer it that way.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I am right in there with the "I hate Saskatchewan People" Lived here now for 6 years and it is the most boring place on the planet. The reason why everyone helps out strangers and newcomers is to find out all the goods on them so they can sit back in their drunken stupor with accomplices and anyone and everyone else. They twist everything you say into something totally unrecognizable. Everything is literal here, you cannot tease about anything at all. Boring, Boring Boring. Nice to your face but watch out what is being said behind your back. Granted fields are pretty at harvest time but ... not much else here. They are everyone's friend until they get all the info to ruin ya. Weird ideas and strange beliefs. Children of the corn stuff (oh excuse me - Wheat stuff) for sure here. It wasn't meant literally as corn sorry (geez someone will be correcting me - yikes) LOL. They think ghost towns are named that because there are real ghosts too.
Seriously go see a shrink if you ever think about moving here.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I'm planning to move to sk to begin a new start with my wife and kids (age 4 and 6 ) , live in Ontario right at this moment.
I'd like to buy a house with some farmland in the country and work on a farm. Anybody....?

Anonymous said...

Sooooo....you went to a blog called "I hate Saskatchewan" to ask advice on whether or not to move there? You are a fucking retard.

Deeply Disappointed in Humanity said...

I think Racism is the biggest problem I have with Saskatchewan. I am utterly disgusted with how I have been treated in the few months that I have been here. I only have about 3 more to go and can't wait to leave. I have experienced more racism here than I have my entire life living in Toronto Calgary Edmonton and Iowa City. It makes me sad to think these people all ignorantly believe they are better than anyone who may have colored skin. Its equivalent to the USAs southern states. I'm surprised I haven't run into any groups wearing white ropes and pointy hats. And to those that love this province i will be leaving and wont be coming back so don't worry about burning my house down and running my colored ass outta town I will leave willingly. Definitely don't want to raise my kids here.

Deeply Disappointed in Humanity said...

Deeply Disappointed in Humanity said...

I think Racism is the biggest problem I have with Saskatchewan. I am utterly disgusted with how I have been treated in the few months that I have been here. I only have about 3 more to go and can't wait to leave. I have experienced more racism here than I have my entire life living in Toronto Calgary Edmonton and Iowa City. It makes me sad to think these people all ignorantly believe they are better than anyone who may have colored skin. Its equivalent to the USAs southern states. I'm surprised I haven't run into any groups wearing white robes and pointy hats. And to those that love this province I will be leaving and wont be coming back so don't worry about burning my house down and running my colored ass outta town I will leave willingly. Definitely don't want to raise my kids here

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this post! It really made my day!! I had the unfortunate experience to live in Regina for 17 years after growing up in AB. I now live in BC- and I'm not going back EVER!! The people there are miserable- they know they live in a shithole and that they will never leave, so they are constantly mad. Regina "ladies" (I use that term loosely as there are hardly any real ladies in SK) think they are hot shit, when really they are loose, pathetic backstabbing bitches who will lie and steal just to make themselves feel better.

I feel sorry for people who have to live in Regina- it stinks every spring from the "lake" (AKA slough) and the refinery helps the air smell like SHIT and ass whenever you drive by it.

The police in that city are a fucking joke. They are the real bullies- and they have a huge sense of entitlement. They think they can do whatever they want, harass innocent people- and the sick thing is THEY GET AWAY WITH IT!! Their police chief is no better than the RPS itself- just full of fucking inbred backwood farmer assholes who can barely read. But since their hiring processes is so lax, anyone can be a member of the police--all you have to do is watch 3 episodes of Law & Order, take notes on their interrogation procedures, answer 10 multiple choice questions and CONGRATS! You now have a badge and a gun-feel free to bully whomever you want- you don't need evidence to charge anyone! Leave that up to the prosecutors- they throw out over half your cases anyways.

The roads are a joke, as are the drivers. Farmers are the worst followed by the rednecks with trucks who think they get to rule the road because they drive a big truck. Lame

Getting drunk is their only option cuz then they can pretend that they don't live in Regina anymore, and they can also pretend that the person they are with is actually attractive and have all of their teeth.

Get the fuck out while you can....SK SUCKS!!!

Anonymous said...

Well take your whiny ass and get the hell outta our province or suck the fuck up buttercup

Anonymous said...

can't wait to get out of here. worst perogy and cabbage roll shit hole i have ever been in

Anonymous said...

You all bitch about how much Saskatchewan sucks but yet focuse on one or two stupid cities in the province. I have lived here all my ife and yes i agree Regina fucking sucks ass, but not every city or small town will be the same. And yes the highways have a lot of potholes and need to be fixed but not all of them are bad(take a drive on the worst highway in SK then you can complain). Everywhere you go theres gonna be something you don't like and complain about, nowhere is perfect. And yes there are some racists and people who don't agree with same-sex relationships but you find that everywhere you go. Just cuz you met one person who was disrespectful or two-faced doesnt mean everyone in SK is like that.
And we do not become alcoholics at the age of 11, some ppl may start drinking at that age or whatever but you find planty of drunks and druggies in other provinces and contries.
And YES we get snow!!! its not gonna fucking kill you,lots of places get snow, we're not the only ones. Winter is a beautiful time of year, yes its cold but some of the sites you can find are just gorgeous(and no none of them were in butt fuck Regina). You cant judge a whole province on one stupid city and a few people who didn't like.

Anonymous said...

Bill McMillan is an old faggot that everybody hates including his own family. Lol.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this, this is amazing. I ended up here temporarily (thank you recession) for about a year, and have hated every second. This list is dead on.

The best one is #5. That one cracked me up - especially since that same government that commissions those TV ads effectively killed the Film/TV (what little of it there was which was virtually nothing) industry and drove those people away.

Anonymous said...

Hey Asshole just so you know boundary dam is the only place in western Canada you can actually fish for largemouth bass oh and we have the world record rainbow trout and the world.record whitetail deer not to mention the best whitetail hunting in the world if it wasn't for Saskatchewan there would be no Medicare oh and were the only province with more jobs then people

Anonymous said...

Just as i perdicted ,my licence plates are costing more now because of the fucking retards having accidents and injuries on the road.I drive for a living as a 1A professional and i have seen so many shitty drivers,- fat black woman in red car driving 20 k playing with papers and phone with airhead smile on her face on victoria ave ,a pacistani on same road same speed weaving from lane to lane leaving people to scared to pass,being in a big truck i got beside him and told him to take the bus and he told me to fuck off. I watched a cop follow behind a car going 20k on the lewvan in the left lane untill they were out of my sight.A pakistani pleaded me to drive his semi from blocking the road partially in ditch , i did it , he did not know how to operate his truck. I see manny immigrants who do not appear to understand the rules of the road I could go on and on.So many of these people combined with the citys lack of looking after roadways fucking pisses me off. Who gives these people licenses, and why should anyone pay such high taxes for shit service ?

Anonymous said...

Big fat black retred on Victoria ave driving east at 20K, I could walk backwards blindfolded faster. Passed this Muslim terrorist many times. LOL

Anonymous said...

Fuck the money sucking football stadium,hockey and baseball.My friend and i grew up riding motorbikes, snowmobiles and 4 wheelers getting chased around by the city police and RCMP ,occasionally getting caught.I miss the Wascana motorbike trails out by Sherwood forest and Condie,where everyone was supposed to go until they closed it down.I still have the images of the regina TV footage when the RCMP kicked everyone out of the park. It was full of people having fun wheeling not wanting to leave.We need an off road park to bring the good times back! Don't ram shitty football down our throats!!!!!

markk404040 said...

Well, I'm born and raised on Vancouver Island and I am moving to Saskatchewan. BC and the Island are full of cake eaters!! 7 feet of annual rainfall suck!! I'd rather deal with the cold, mosquitoes and real people as opposed to freakin hippies and goddamn whiners!! BC sucks! Everything I want is in Saskatchewan, you whiners suck.

Anonymous said...

Ya, OK...SK does have some very beautiful places/lakes/towns. But Regina DOES TOTALLY SUCK!! Such a nasty, gross, dirty disgusting city filled with even more disgusting people. Winter can be pretty there, but if you don't X-country ski or snowmobile, you are shit outta luck unless you wanna drive for miles to a crappy "ski" hill. Roads in REGINA SUCK, not all the highways are bad. And there isn't much to do there in Regina, if you have kids. I moved away, I will go back to visit friends/family, but I am happier now in BC.

Peace!

StuckHere4Now said...

The most prevalent characteristic of Sasquatches, (born and raised Sasquatchewaners) is that they're just a little stupider than everywhere else, but they're convinced they're ten times as brilliant as everyone else.

That and not a damn single one of them can drive to save their life.

Anonymous said...

Entering swift current going west,sign on the right side of the highway WELCOME TO THE BEST CITY IN CANADA TO RAISE A FAMILY, ahaaaaa haaaaahaaaaa what a brain wash sign!!!!! Monday morning first hour at comp highschool in swift current,student asking student,what did you do over the weekend?OH MAN I GOT SO FU..ING HAMMERED I SHIT MY PANTS 10 TIMES,AND THEN O WENT TO A HOUSE RECKING PARTY,FU@K MAN IT WAS SO GOOD.oh got I can't wait until I move to Saskatchewan it sounds such of exciting place to raise and educate children !!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello I don't mean to be rude but you suck saskatchewan is a nice place and if you don't like it keep your stupid thoughts to yourself. Somebody really should punch you in the head!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

99% of these comments are bang on. stuck in the dark ages. phony shit passed off as chinese food. the one that think sask is so great have never been off the farm. still hate and can't wait for an opportunity to get out of here.

Anonymous said...

I agree with all you say,I live in swift current,it has to be the worst city in North America.God help me to get the hell out of here.

Anonymous said...

40 years old and still breast feeding and i don't mean the girlfriend.

Anonymous said...

Lived in regina for 2 years back in 2005, loved it alot more than Toronto. I can understand people livingin regina ALL their lives and hating the hell outta it, just like growing up in Toronto all my life. The traffic, the summer smog/stench, the crooked police, the homeless & crazies, the shootings and stabbings will make you go crazy. If your 30years or younger you have lost a friends to violence, if your over 30 your going broke from taxes, im glad to move to regina and get away from the craziness. Live natural, no flouride in the water, or no police shooting anything that moves. Ill much rather deal with wankster drunk natives, than the vicious gun runners, crack dealers in my old neighbourhood. I get the SK people or alberta or BC people that are looking for the fast exciting life that didnt find it in Regina, but i lived the fast life in toronto, grew up and seen EVERYTHING there is to see in toronto. Time for me to say peace out big city!!!

Anonymous said...

The worst things about Saskatchewan? Too hot- too cold-hot-cold-roasting-freezing-hot-cold-cold- frozen stiff....bored stiff, feet stiff from cold and, there are not enough good roads out of it.

Anonymous said...

my god what a moronic blog, not really sure who is less intelligent the destitute refugees from other provinces posting there disdain for a place to choose to come or me for reading.
if things were some much cleaner ,safer ,exciting and more to your liking where you came from ,feel free to go back there. "oh I can't wait to leave " ,well? what the hell is stopping you leave already.
imagine all of these people professing superior intelligence ,wasting there time complaining . seems to me that isn't very smart, maybe your time would be better spent packing to go some where else.
so you don't like the culture, you could create your own little niche I guess. but of course It's easier to complain, isn't it.
the people aren't friendly , did you ever think they might just be reacting to the attitude your throwing there way?
there's no,beach,there's no downhill skiing, the campsites have no trees. hey,genius they don't call it the prairies for fun.
but if you where really interested in doing anything besides complaining , you could take a trip to northern Saskatchewan. forests lakes, waterfalls ,rapids, some camps so remote flying is the only way in. after stepping outside of the closed minded view of Saskatchewan you've imposed on yourself you might think differently.
Seriously if there's some thing you'd like here that doesn't exist ,feel free to create it.
If there's some thing here you don't like feel free to change it.
If the only reason you came was to make a quick buck , throw around an attitude and whine. feel free to leave ,I'm sure we can find a more suitable replacement.
I've the "worst thing about Sask." posting through out this thread. gotta say the worst thing about Saskatchewan ,Is the influx of people from other provinces bringing there closed minded , uninformed , bigoted attitudes with them. This is Saskatchewan , a Big place with a small population.if you can't figure out a way to build the life you want here and crave yourself a place. that's your problem not ours. the door swings both ways, be careful it doesn't hit you on the ass on the way out.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I actually have no option than to comment on this blog. Very funny comments. I wonder why some Sask people are getting their panties in a bunch over the mere observations that others have made. Why, do u think the "sask haters" have a point? If u can't stand their opinions, why don't u also start a blog about how u hate Vancouver, Hamilton, Yellow knife etc.. Personally, 5 years here has been long enough. I thank Sask for its wonderful people (and the numerous, ignorant, racist, egocentric ones too). This province doesn't have much to offer me. I DO NOT have to punish myself and waste my life away in Regina. And this is coming from me: someone who has visited every continent. Regina people are definitely an interesting buch.
Ps. The comment about Saskatchewanians thinking they r cool cos they drive raised trucks with balls attached to the hitches and wearing sick white Oakley glasses made me lmao. I can't agree more. Good luck to u all whenever u choose to enjoy the rest of ur life. Remember, u live once!

FacingForward said...

As someone who was raised in Saskatchewan, and has gone on to "see the world", I can offer this advice: Unless you're a hardcore Christian who believes that "being smart is stupid" (yes, I'm aware of the oxymoron), relies on your R-complex to make all of your important life decisions, believes that farming is truly the pinnacle of human existence, and are of Eastern European decent, you may have a hard time fitting in there. Trust me.

Anonymous said...

FacingForward, I couldn't have said it any better.

Anonymous said...

facing forward: so true.

Anonymous said...

Hey all, Saskatchewan is not liked by me or the peoples comments before me maybe due to the fact that we are use to our original province that we are from. Ontario has alot to offer due to the population. Yes parts of that province suck also, but you can drive off somewhere without driving for hours to find something to do. That is hard reality when first coming here for me and is still. Towns and cities are far and between but getting a little use to it. I really dont miss those traffic jams in Ontario, so there is one good thing about this province. As for not much here I need to get out and explore more of the province and decide later than now to totally cut this province down. I came here for work with a good pay, but I could of picked Alberta or Nova Scotia, this was the better of the 3 that had to offer my needs. Still, this province does not offer to much, and most people I have talked to have never left the province or have been to Edmonton, big deal. There is a whole world out there. My god, my street nevr gets plowed once all winter, not to great for a western province, thats just one example. BRUTAL!!! This is one of the reasons us newcomers dont like this province. It is behind the times here by 20 to 50 years. Time to get out of the stone ages. Hoping some day I will like the province but not convinced yet.

Sam said...

In my opinion:
Saskatchewan people are not friendly, I have no idea where that B.S. comes from. The province is full of fat, cheap, heartless farmers. Who would sell their soul to the devil for a dollar. I met a Austrailian girl who spent the summer working for a farmer outside Saskatoon. The farmer convinced her to worker 'under the table for her' she had injured her finger bailing hay for him and needed medical attention. The farmer refused to pain and now that poor girl is without her pinky finger.

Saskatchewan is not booming. People are retiring and rather then pay to train young people to take over these jobs to become new tradespeople(the companies are too cheap) they just want to steal tradespeople from the other provinces, and then try to get away with paying them 10/hr less then anywhere else. If you do get laid off don bother trying to get a job in one of the mines. If your fat farm kid played hockey with my fat farm kid then sure ill get you a job. Otherwise you don't have a hope in hell of getting on there. I was let go after my employer said I wasn't fast enough at my job, a year later I found out the entire staff was replaced by Filipinos who were working for half of the wage. Saskatoon people are the most arrogant snobbish people I've ever met in my entire life. They act like getting the U of S is the Ivy League which it is not. IT SUCKS!

In Regina Roy Shivers was putting together a competitive team. He did a great job bringing in new talent, but because the team is run by a bunch of fat, stupid, cheap farmers, they fired him and now the team sucks again.
There is this misconception in Ontario about Saskatchewan that it is like Kansas where if a farmer gets sick, his neibours all lend a hand until he gets better. Which is true in Kansas, but in Saskatchewan
Every person is out for themselves, every person only cares about themselves.
If you want to live somewhere, where nobody cares about you, but your family, and they will leave you to die alone in the middle of nowhere, and fight over the scraps left behind. Move to Saskatchewan it is a terriable place to live!!!

Anonymous said...

try supervising these morons. you end up with a bunch of idiots trying to make a fool of you or sabotaging your work.

Anonymous said...

Lived here for 18 months, came for the work.

If you are a hard catholic youll love it here. If you are homophobic youll love it here. If you love 7months of snow followed by 1 month of mud (the likes of which you cannot explain) for 2 months of summer, youll love it here.

If you are not a drunk, drug addict or riders fan you will have nothing in common with 85% of the population.

If you are single, hope you love single native mothers and women with 3 kids looking for a payout.

Most homes in cities and towns build in 1900s are turned into museums, sadly all the rural towns still have hand dug basements and coal chutes.

Trying to get out of this shithole time-warp and I will never return I promise. This province has made me believe in hell and honestly it would probably been an improvement.

Anonymous said...

to anonymous @ 10:58 I'll trade you a few catholics for a few evangelists if that will help.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Saskatchewan and have lived all over the place since (Currently in Montreal). I don't know that I'll ever go back (I hate winter), but life there is far from the hell hole that some here are depicting.

Like any place there are positives and negatives. So many here have made blanket statements about the people of the province and pronounced themselves to embody some kind of intellectual sophistication in the same breath. I would submit that being a smug assh*le discredits any assertion that your character is of higher value.

Moving anywhere as an outsider is a difficult process. It takes time to establish social contacts, roots, etc. Out of frustration in these moments we often gravitate towards blaming the lack of similarity to that which we were familiar with before moving.

It's a natural thing.

So yes, there are some truths in the original post, but the bulk of it is generalizations.

The people I grew up with are the most well traveled I know. Perhaps because of an awareness that there are certain things Saskatchewan doesn't offer. Some of these people went back there after, some did not.

I don't regret growing up there at all. I learned skills that I don't often see in people who were raised completely in metropolitan environments. I can fix cars, I can build houses, I could kill my own food if I needed to. The same is true for getting out and living in more populated places. There's value in it. It's all about experiences and what you make of them.

If Saskatchewan isn't your thing, so be it. It's silly to sit here on an internet blog and declare such stark disparities in a country that has a relatively high level of human development no matter what region you visit.

Fucking Cunt/Bitch/Whore/Hoe said...

Regina has never had very friendly people apart from a few.It has always had a nasty street- harassment culture that has seemed excessive for such a small place.I've been here for over a decade.It was boring,but bearable in the past.However,in the past four years Regina has become much worse.
The things that have been the most annoying about Regina in the past 4 years are:

1.The street harassment-verbal and emotional abuse from total strangers is an almost everyday experience,especially for women.The rudeness and hostility of the people,people are more aggressive in Regina than ever before.

2.The traffic;insanely loud motors ripping through residential neighbourhoods at all hours of night & day,speeding and running through red lights.Hit & runs happen every month now.

3.Very odd,bizarre behaviour of people.Also,very drunk and high people all around if you dare to go out at night.

4.Fights.About once a week or more I have to hear/witness a fight.(And I don't live or work in 'bad'areas.)

5.Gangs & gangsta wanna-bes (who are more than just one race)all over the city wherever you go.And they are just copying gangsta rappers from the States,they have no true identity of their own.

I have always noticed the people who love Regina the most tend to be malicious bullies or bitter people.People are thrown under the bus for wanting out of this place,that we must be the bitter,angry people.How about just tired of it,okay?If you think I should fuck off,well,give me the fucking money to do so because it's hard to make a decent wage AND pay the astonishingly high rent for the dump you live in and all your bills and have enough to save for moving away,and I'd love to fuck off and find some other place,to see for myself if what all the people who have travelled or come from elsewhere say is really true.

Tallgrass Prairie said...

Just weighing in my thoughts here, giving my two cents. Well, my shiny nickel, as pennies are rather scarce these days.

I'll be heading to Saskatchewan in a few days and thought I might do a google search to see what others have had to say about their time here. I was struck by how much the naysayers sounded like the expats I worked with in Asia, where I used to teach. Cynical, bitter, glass-is-half-empty types who can't see the good in anything, no matter how damn good they had it in their new surroundings. Seems they are everywhere.

I've met a few people from Saskatchewan while studying in my native province (Ontario if you must know) and found that on the whole they were good people. Sure, there were a couple of Saskatchewanderers who brought shame to their home province, but is there a province, state, or country that doesn't export at least a few malcontents from time to time?

I am looking forward to checking out Saskatchewan. See you soon!

Anonymous said...

Moved to sask 7 yrs ago. People seemed friendly at first, but small town, all related, mentality where most have never travelled beyond the "big" city...it's terrible! Kids are encouraged to drink by 11or 12...parents buy them booze. Drugs are rampant,and nobody blinks an eye when a 12 yr old moves in with the town drug dealer who is 23. The ones that make waves or want change are black balled. Get real people...your kid is probably doing drugs and drinks before puberty. I hate sask now and can't wait to go back to AB...where money drives society but at least people work hard. Here you will have to wait 3 weeks for a plumber to come...not because he is so busy, but cause he starts at 11 and day is done by 4... Plus meeting for coffee and lunch at the local cafe. Work, people! Then you can have nice houses and cars...quit whining about what you don't have or what those " damn" albertans have waving around their can. Pulleeesssee... Ugh!

Anonymous said...

I'm from SK and yes our cities are not the greatest and personally I'm not a football fan and I could care less about the Riders. I agree that some people in this province are definitely narrow minded people, but you are all being just as bad by categorizing all of us together. And please define what you consider culture, there are cultural events all over this province. Just the community I'm in has Scottish, German, and Ukrainian events and it's a small town. Maybe we aren't as new age as other places but who says that's a bad thing? And you are all acting the way you accuse us of acting with all your labeling and judging, why is it just cause we don't live the fast paced city life we are automatically hicks?

Anonymous said...

Well tallgrass praire, I have also met other sask people outside this province and youre right they are great but they have enough sense to get out. The trash always sticks around, remember when you graduated highschool everyone went to college and university but the failures and burnouts stayed home. This place is the burnout central, the ones who have no where left to go and are desperate for work stay and come here.

Maybe in about 20 years when the good ole boys drop dead and stop acting like its the 1950s and catch up with the rest of the world this place might be tollerable.

Anonymous said...

Lets look at Toronto shall we?

Smog that kills thousands a year

Brutal humidity in both summer and winter that makes the temperature feel much worse than it really is (-5 in Toronto is like -30 in Regina in terms of comfort)

Millions of dollars for a 500 square foot glass shitbox.

Congestion making the commute of many residents an ordeal lasting hours

Filthy polluted smelly Lake Ontario

The homeless and druggie capital of Canada

Huge gangs that can't aim and kill innocent bystanders in public places

Grey skies 8 months of the year

Poverty capital of Canada due to unaffordable housing

Bedbug, roach, and rat problems throughout the city

Some great place Toronto is


Anonymous said...

Lets not forget the many wonderful neighbourhoods of Toronto such as:

Lawrence Heights AKA "the Jungle", Regent Park, St James Town, Flemingdon Park, Jane and Finch, Malvern, Rexdale, Weston and Eglinton, Thorncliffe Park, all of East York. I have lived in Toronto and there is nowhere in the West that compares to those places for crime, poverty, and drugs. The police even fear to tread in those areas.

Anonymous said...

Sask people still believe gays are weeds needing to be dealt with the usual way .systemagically exterminated without exception

Anonymous said...

I agree fags are. scum needing to be shot dead today

Anonymous said...

very few nice round asses either

Elliott Taylor said...

I sojourned in Saskatchewan for a time some years ago. While I have little use for either of their main cities, the countryside possesses a unique and often breathtaking beauty.

It is often oblique, you have to read between the sagebrush, as it were. For example, an hour or so south of Saskatoon you arrive in the Coteau Hills, some of the most majestic and unspoiled prairie in all of North America. You can find pockets of land that support native grasses, more or less undisturbed since before the Europeans descended upon it. With a little imagination you can picture a majestic herd of bison sweeping past in the distance.

Drive northwest from Saskatoon you come to the mighty North Saskatchewan river and surrounding it some of the most fertile and productive farmland on Earth. From a grid road just west of the river valley travel north and after 20km or so you'll find yourself on a rise. Spread out before you are verdant rolling fields as far as you can see, bordered by the river and the river valley. Drive a little further and you'll come to an old Mennonite church, that has nurtured the Great Deere community for a hundred years. Next to the church stands a cemetery, the last resting place for some of Saskatchewan's earliest pioneers.

Drive north towards the provincial forest. You'll find lakes of all size and description, towering trees, First Nations culture to explore and immerse yourself in. Take a tour through the Thickwood Hills, marvel at the rolling countryside, with new vistas at every turn, trees, meadows, all manner of wild flowers, and glorious fields of green, purple and yellow.

And everywhere you go the skies are wide open. You can turn your head in any direction and see the sky stretch all the way to the horizon. Add a few friendly clouds and it is one of nature's true masterpieces.

I'm from British Columbia, where it's easy to find beauty. It unashamedly shows off. From my balcony in West End Vancouver I can see English Bay, Vancouver Island, and the North Shore Mountains. I'm a stone's throw from Stanley Park. Like I said, easy.

But go to Saskatchewan and you have to really open your eyes to find the beauty of that province. It isn't all showy and in your face like beautiful BC is. Saskatchewan's beauty is much like its people, quiet and humble, and never full of themselves. It is there waiting for people to discover it.

A little part of me misses Saskatchewan, so much so that I drive east in the car every June just to visit the prairies in summer. The winters are a shame, but the summers are spectacular.

Anonymous said...

Dude, the idiot that is writing this article is stupid, becuase everything is just opinions. Just becuase the news crew wears the same outfit doesn't mean that Saskatchewan sucks. Saskatchewan is a great place to live.

Anonymous said...

I agree with all who dislike this damn flat alge filled pond of a province. The mainstay of every small town is a the general store that has no competition and to them that means they can jack the prices up to " a kings feast". The female teens only quest is to get preggy and the teen males are "wheres the beer dude!" . Half the forty something woman are single with children because the fathers were only passing through for work and the gold diggers with the big asses hang out at the bar when they smell money in town. Every year more lakes form in the fields and iI for one am glad for that. Ill be glad to get the hell out of this winter, black and white no color commy gossip filled province. For the ones who tell us who dont like it to leave, by all means we are going to so easily. We just thought we would see how the hillbillys lived and we came, we saw, and we left. Just do us a favour and keep your asses here though.

Anonymous said...

i will be glad the day i can see this fucking place in the rear view mirror

Anonymous said...

sub standard and proud of it

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Anonymous said...

Okay, first of all, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It's fine by me if you think Saskatchewan is hell on earth, I just thought I'd put in my two cents.

I really like Saskatchewan. I am fourteen years old, and I've lived there for my entire life. I can see why a lot of you would hate it, as you lived somewhere else prior to moving there, but growing up in a place really makes a difference.

For instance: In Regina, some areas are really bad, sure. But Cathedral is awesome, mainly because I don't even live in that section of town, (close to it, though) and if I just bike around I run into at least two people that I know.

Oh yeah, the people! I don't know where these meanies that everyone's talking about come from. In my experience, everybody pretty much just minds their own business, some are even friendly.

My parents are both artists, so we see lots of plays and visit art gallerys and so on. I'm not the biggest fan of art shows, but I think that the plays are really good. Regina Little Theatre is great for being all volunteer, and once you know people there it's like a home away from home, the Globe Theatre is very expensive but the plays are usually worth it.

I'm sure that growing up here, along with being too young for the main problems people are talking about, (strip clubs, taxes, prices, drinking culture) has made my experience different from everybody else's.

On the Roughriders: true, I don't know the rules of football, but I also have never seen a game in my life and I don't own a single piece of Rider merchandise. This is mainly because I have no interest whatsoever in sports. Once, when my family and I were biking to the gym (which is right next to the football stadium), it was a game day and you literally couldn't go on the sidewalks because they were so crowded with zombies clad in green, who were aimlessly walking towards Taylor field. I view my province's obsession with the Riders with a mixture of pride and confusion. But mostly confusion.

On the people front: You can't generalize a province of people. I'm not saying that there aren't idiotic, often-drunk, rascist truckers, but there are also intelligent, creative, friendly artists.

And finally, the weather. Not going to defend Saskatchewan on this. The winter, I don't really like, it's true that it could be a LOT shorter. Spring actually does exist here, when everything melts and you can't walk in a grassy field without getting your shoes soaked. What I really hate is summer. Contrary to what people have been saying, it takes longer than a blink of an eye for it to pass. Some days, it's like stepping into a sauna just to open the door and stick your head outside. Okay, I live in a house with no air-con, but still. TOO HOT. Fall is nice, though. There's all the pretty leaves... and stuff...

Another reason to hate summer is, of course, the mosquitos. But there's also TICKS. Wood ticks. Once, a few years back, we were out of Regina at a retreat house, and my parents wanted me to take a walk with them into the forest. I went, but turned back after about five mintues. I found five ticks on me. At least. It's really disgusting, and I think that people should just let forest fires burn, because I'm pretty sure that that's why they've become such a problem.

Okay, that's pretty much all I have to say. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Jay said...

To the last commenter, that's a really good point about ticks and forest fires. I think you're right that if we didn't fear natural things like forest fires so much there would probably be much less ticks and other parasites.

We get in the natural course of nature way too much. Good point! :)

Anonymous said...

Gods I wish I wasn't born here in all my 15 years I have only met one person who is intelligent enough cultural enough and not a douche bag to be considered my friend. And it takes allot of my strength to avoid being pushed into being a hick like the rest of my family from my dads racism and anti gay attitude to my aunts and uncles trying to push me into stuff like foot ball drinking and other hilk activity's not saying all people who like football and drinking are hilks but hilks do love that sort of stuff. Can`t wait to move to British Columbia to get away from the douche bags here hell the museum
in my town is unfortunately closed down.

Anonymous said...

Found out something surprising, While trying to find a job outside this god forsaken pit of bigots, you need to put an Alberta or BC address on resumes. Even living in this province stains you and employers just pass you by if the letters SK appear on a job app.

Anonymous said...

I agree that Saskatchewan is WAY behind in times. The people arent the brightest, But I will say the people are very friendly (or at least seem to be). I moved here from Ont. to a hillbilly town 2 hours west of s'toon. I came to work in the oil patch and I am making WAY more then i ever could in Ontario. Yes Ontario is a better place to live, however Sask has more oportunity to make a good income. So I just work here and send all my money back to the wife in Ont. where we plan on building a nice life for our kids. Milk the oil patch and im outta here!! Got 2 more years before i reach my goal though. :(

Anonymous said...

Ok so you HATE Saskatchewan, but having only experienced one area and from your own perspective. I am English, I moved over to a small town here when I got married. I've been living here now for 12 months, and oh how I miss home!! its not green enough, its FREEZING in winter(I thought - 10 was bad) and yes there is literally just flat land - everywhere. However it is cheaper and there are some nice places to visit, its just putting the right outlook on your life, if your a happy person you'll be happy wherever you are. As regards to the people, I have not found them as bad as you make out, if anything they're more obliging and friendly then the British, although not always keeping up with the sarcasm. So maybe try and explore more, be happy and visit other places abroad for holidays :)

Anonymous said...

sasks favorite question ya got your 1A? favorite answer put round up on it.

Anonymous said...

The whole province is dead for 8 months of the year. Mud, snow, dirt and desolation. If you want to prepare for the apocalypse and survival come on out to Kindersley.

Anonymous said...

Obviously the education system in Saskatchewan needs work as well!

Anonymous said...

I have to go to SK for three months soon for work. I am already disgusted by the province just by looking at rentals and the massive pile of bylaws. A few years ago when there nobody would pay 100k for a house in SK and now people think their crappy little basement is worth $1300? Not allowed to park an RV on your own front driveway? It is a socialist, backwards, inbred, micromanaged dump. I am also from Vancouver Island. It is a paradise compared to the frozen wasteland.

Anonymous said...

Wow,so much information in a such a little space.Well I know nothing about Saskatchewan yet,my husband is living/working over there for a few months now and he seems happy enough.Been so busy fixing the roads I assume he hasn't the time to see exactly what the province has to offer.Because from my experience living and traveling a lot in this wide open world,every single place has something interesting to offer to it's viewers,so I am reserving this judgement for a later date.
However,I am sad to see that the demand of people are ever so much increasing,when we should all be happy with what we have,as there are many people around the world which in fairness have not even idea that a place like SK actually exist.Many of you pointed out that there is a lot of racism in the province,well let me tell you that I doubt it, because if there is a such a place where racism really abounds in this world,that place must be Ireland,end of story...so I guess with a bit of differences in opinions then and there every each of us can put up with from time to time.
Now I do have some worries though,I just read that some little insects are going around like mosquitos and the rest,now this is a problem for me as I am very allergic to them,but make no mistake because I will still be allergic even if they were in NY,Paris and the rest...so no fault of the province here.
Nevertheless looking forward to arrive in Saskatchewan in a short time,to be with my hubby and to enjoy been alive,well and healthy.
An old adage says that "Home is where you feel good",I guess SK will be home for me because I feel good wherever my hubby is.

Anonymous said...

I've lived in Saskatchewan for a few years now, having lived just about everywhere else before that. SK, in my humble opinion, is very backwards. The odd thing is that the 'locals' are rather proud of that. Everyone is related around here and (as was politely explained to me a few years back) nepotism is actually a good thing. After all, who'd want to hire a complete stranger when you can hire your cousin instead?

There is plenty of bigotry, racism and prejudice here. They try to bury it - hide it from the "ignorant" newcomers who (in their opinion) know nothing about nuthin' anyway. If you aren't family, or have a child who will marry a local at some point in the near future, forget about ever being accepted.

As far as friends go, the local boys grew up isolated, went out and got a tractor and a combine, and spent all day and night in the field farming. While laudable to an extent, they never learned social skills - basic communication skills necessary to establish friendships with any fellow human that might have the annoying ability - or desire - for anything more than short, barely audible grunts about John Deere or the weather. Intelligence and knowledge are held in disdain. Ignorance rules supreme.

It's depressing. It's frustrating. And, I'm movin' on! There is sooo much potential here, yet it's wasted.

Heads up to anyone looking to moving to Saskabush! You aren't welcome here Sure, they want your money. Granted they want you to buy their farm or house in town... Sure, they'll say they want you and need you. But, you aren't really welcome here.

Saskatchewan has a highly inbred, xenophobic culture that has had years of isolation in which to fester and grow. They don't see it and likely never will. Notice that all of the positive posts here are from born-and-in-bred locals.

Weather and lack of trees and the flat, lonely prairie aside, it ain't a pretty place to move to.

The only true products of this province are gophers and knot-headed boys.

I remain anonymous for OBVIOUS reasons.

Anonymous said...

I.ve been all over the the world, and guess what, the only thing shity about planet earth is humans. After reading all these posts I kinda hope we go extinct. If you wanna complian, move to africa for awhile. Whining about saskatchewan, really?. Yours truly, GOD.

Anonymous said...

...and the "local" speaks. Validation yet again.

Anonymous said...

Oh the invisible man in the sky decided to post. Another sign of the past exerting itself out here get with the times.

As for your husband loving out here while fixing the roads, of course he will the roads dont get fixed hes not doing a damn thing

Anonymous said...

All the comments are true, negative or positive. True: most Saskatchewaners I have met are extremely uneducated, not that it bothers them or that they would ever notice it. True: basically not friendly. They stare at you (it freaked me out decades ago) to see if they knew you. Of course they didn't because I'd only landed in the province a few weeks prior. But, God they STARE! And they were so proud of never having travelled east of Winnipeg.

30 years later, I have retired from a yay good career at a Crown Corp that I got entirely on my own. But family connections would have moved me higher. You can BET that nepotism is alive and well in Sask.

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to comment also about Regina's Mosaic multicultural festival. I will NEVER go again to this unfriendly event. I took my mother 20 years ago and had the temerity to sit at someone's "reserved" table. What the hype - meet new friends? Like Hell! They don't want new friends. They just want their fat little buddies in their special tables. Never again.

Anonymous said...

check out the news story from Manor Fire chief and new citizen It really says a lot.

Anonymous said...

The only people who like it here have lived here there whole lives, everyone else knows better. You have the highest crime rate in the whole country (ok second this year but first almost every other one). No amount of ignorance can hide the truth, if this place is good then why so much crime, racism, and prejudice. The bottom line is that if no one with a decent education is willing to live here then your economy will suffer. Either this place will change or it will go belly up.

Anonymous said...

Their instead of there, my mistake, but I doubt anyone who has lived here their whole lives would even notice this, morons!!!!

Anonymous said...

WTF, I LOVE Saskatchewan, but i have to leave and move to Alberta. that is because my wage increase three times than in Saskatchewan.

Courtney Jane said...

I'm fascinated that someone's devoted an entire blog to SK-bashing. We aren't all the close-minded country music-loving inbreds many of you are making us out to be. That being said, we aren't "less valuable" because we don't have a big city like Edmonton or Calgary, or Vancouver. Dislike SK? Easy solution - MOVE. If you hated Vancouver and were bashing on it, I'd tell you to move from there, too. SK does have a lot of rich history, which many are unable to appreciate for whatever reasons have gotten in your way. To me, there's no better way to spend an evening than relaxing with friends, drinking a beer or a bottle of wine, out in the country, or someone's house. I guess I'm just not "enlightened", though.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the creator of this blog has a hard-on for Saskatchewan!

Anonymous said...

Oh please enlighten us on Ass-scratch-ewans great history. I know its in the only province to show a negative population growth. They are a province with vast oil and gas reserves that the great NDP government failed to develop so they could keep those equalization payments coming. Cities overrun with natives on welfare, lowest population with the highest crime rate in Canada if its not bolted locked up or weigh 50lbs+ its gone.

So tell me a great sask history without using these words "Drunk/Drinking, Riders, Stoon"

Anonymous said...

The staring comment really hit a funny bone mostly because its all too true. I have lived here for 15 years but it was until 4 years ago when my son was old enough to join a hokey team did the stares stop.

If you are going to be welcomed in this strange and backward province, play hockey, play golf, or have kids that do.

Anonymous said...

I've been here 16 years and still get refered to as a transient.

Anonymous said...

Saskatchewan's drunk driver rate is 2.5 times higher than the national average. Only the Northwest Territories and Yukon has higher rates. Given how few and far between RCMP detachments are in many parts of the province, you can be certain that even high numbers such as these are grossly understating the drunk driver culture that is everywhere denied and, even, encouraged.

Don't even try to deny that last statement. Every small town's financial lifeblood is the local bar... and no one walks to the bar!

If you live in one of the small towns, never speak ill of a local or even so much as point out something odd or different about the way things are being done. The overriding rule is this: EVERYONE IS RELATED TO EVERYONE ELSE - sometimes 2 and 3 and more times over. To speak against one (that would include volunteering an option to their ideas or noticing things that could be improved) is to speak against family! "We" don't speak against family here.

I once asked a local if he was related to a particular family in town. His answer? "Not yet" (true story)

Anonymous said...

i was talking to local lad one day and he was telling me about a recent wedding. the bride used to be his cousin but now she is his auntie (another true story)

Anonymous said...

A young couple were married in Southern Sask last year. Turns out they're first cousins. When I asked someone if this was the wisest course they told me that it wasn't a bad thing because then everyone will know who the in-laws are and there will be less chance of family feuds cropping up. Seems to be more common than not. (yet another true story)

Anonymous said...

I think the biggest problem here is how everyone becomes so offended so easily. You can't hardly offer an opinion on something without having a local boy take offense because it insults family, family history of the local town.
That said, however, they won't speak up and say something. NOOoooo. They act like 4-year-old spoiled brats with Aspergers and act it out behind your back rather than to your face.
I guess what I'm trying to say is this: You can't reason with the unreasonable.
Either we 'foreigners' waste a lot of energy and fight it or we move on and leave the pigs to the S**t

Anonymous said...

I have moved Courtney, its my gain and your loss. If you ever have the courage to move somewhere else you will then know how right I am.

Anonymous said...

To the moron who bashed Toronto, have you actually lived there? SK is much more impoverished than TO- this is a statistical fact. Grey skies for 8 months, are you serious? Simply not true. SK has bitter cold for 8 months, a fact.

You are obviously an idiot, just like everyone else who has defended SK on this post.

Anonymous said...

Here we go again ,more new taxes for garbage recycling ,sgi rates going up again,power rates going up again, water and sewer rates up again,city wants to inspect my home [not going to happen] so they can raise my property taxes,they will need to bring their own body bags, met one of these lying kniving fuckers before,yet there is never any more money in my pocket. Bound to retire on welfare!

Anonymous said...

- "I have moved Courtney, its my gain and your loss. If you ever have the courage to move somewhere else you will then know how right I am."

- "You are obviously an idiot, just like everyone else who has defended SK on this post."

I just stumbled across this blog today. C'mon, folks, hilarious. Really? It's like children saying, "I'm right, you're wrong." and "You're dumb because you disagree with me."

Anonymous said...

i work with a bunch of 45 and 50 year old women and their biggest ha ha of the week is getting drunk. as for never being anywhere or knowing anything, (one of them asked after hearing about someone catching a fish) "do those kind of fish have bones". she also thought all white cheese was old cheese. my god go past calgary some time.

Anonymous said...

Its sad to see people twist other peoples' words, and claim that one statement is exactly the same as "I'm right, your wrong". This is exactly what little children actually do. If someone cites statistics, and has evidence, then they have an argument. Only a child would try to twist a fact into a generalized statement like that. I'll bet that you live in Saskatchewan, Moron!!!!

Anonymous said...

If your arguments are not supported by facts then you are probably dumb, sadly stupid people don't realize this. Go back to your inbred backwards way of life. If you disagree with facts then you are a moron, it's not a matter of whether you agree with someone its a matter of whether your opinions are supported by facts. Every single person who has defended SK has made an argument that can be disproven with FACTS. But ignorant little children don't care about this, they resort to saying Oh well you making an argument is exactly the same as .... (something that does not have anything to do with what they said. IN SK DO MOST PEOPLE THINK LIKE CHILDREN, AND HAVE NO APPRECIATION FOR THE TRUTH.

Anonymous said...

IF YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN OUTSIDE OF YOUR PROVINCE AND DONT KNOW HOW TO THINK FOR YOURSELF THEN KEEP YOUR STUPID FUCKING MOUTH SHUT. YOU WOULD NOT STAND A CHANCE ANYWHERE ELSE!!!! SO STAY IN YOUR SHIT HOLE YOU DUMB FUCK. PEOPLE FROM SK ARE BLACK LISTED IN MANY PLACES IN CANADA. DID YOU KNOW THAT, ASSHOLES!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Almost everyone that I met in SK was childish and two faced. They made ridiculous arguments and were very ignorant. Many of them would judge you using flawed arguments. I had two different people try to tell me that I was retarded in the period of one week. One told me that he thought this based upon the way I was looking through my bag, the other said it was based upon my physical appearance. I have an IQ of 168 and a PhD in chemistry. Neither one of these people had even graduated university. This is SK; ignorant, hypocritical, two-faced hicks. Every defence of SK on this page is easily disproven using logic and facts; things that most of the people that I met in SK don't understand. ENJOY YOUR SHIT HOLE YOU FUCKING RETARDS

Anonymous said...

U of R is a joke,

One professor stole her husbands' identity and taught engineering U of R for almost three years before being caught. Don't you think that the people who interviewed her would have realized that she knew nothing. How in the world does someone who has no qualifications or experience get away with teaching in a university for almost three years!!! I'll tell you how- many of her colleagues must have a poor understanding of engineering. It took repeated complaints from students to force a review which resulted in her resignation in 2001, and ultimately, her arrest.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/former-u-of-r-professor-arrested-1.282739

Did you know that improper blood tests were performed at the kinesiology department of U of R from 2006 up until 2012, and that nearly 270 people were potentially exposed to other peoples' blood. How the hell does this happen at a university for six years straight. I'll tell you how- the people performing the blood work and their supervisors were TOTALLY incompetent.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/possible-blood-contamination-at-university-of-regina-1.1932091

How about the fact that the administration paid two IT employees over 100 thousand dollars for overtime that they did not work. This occurred over a period of 11 years, and now the administration is refusing to answer key questions with regards to this misappropriation. What a blatant example of corruption.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/u-of-r-employees-paid-more-than-100k-for-unearned-overtime-1.1856651

I have never heard of any of these kinds of things happening at any other university in Canada, let alone having all of them happen at the same place. U of R is a corrupt nepotistic joke, it is a reflection of SK in general.

Anonymous said...

U of R is a joke,

One professor stole her husbands' identity and taught engineering at U of R for almost three years before being caught. Don't you think that the people who interviewed her would have realized that she knew nothing. How in the world does someone who has no qualifications or experience get away with teaching in a university for almost three years!!! I'll tell you how- many of her colleagues must have a poor understanding of engineering. It took repeated complaints from students to force a review which resulted in her resignation in 2001, and ultimately, her arrest.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/former-u-of-r-professor-arrested-1.282739

Did you know that improper blood tests were performed at the kinesiology department of U of R from 2006 up until 2012, and that nearly 270 people were potentially exposed to other peoples' blood. How the hell does this happen at a university for six years straight. I'll tell you how- the people performing the blood work and their supervisors were TOTALLY incompetent.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/possible-blood-contamination-at-university-of-regina-1.1932091

How about the fact that the administration paid two IT employees over 100 thousand dollars for overtime that they did not work. This occurred over a period of 11 years, and now the administration is refusing to answer key questions with regards to this misappropriation. What a blatant example of corruption.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/u-of-r-employees-paid-more-than-100k-for-unearned-overtime-1.1856651

I have never heard of any of these kinds of things happening at any other university in Canada, let alone having all of them happen at the same place. U of R is a corrupt nepotistic joke, it is a reflection of SK in general.

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