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is truly an agricultural province, although production of oil
and natural gas and mining for potash, uranium and coal supplement
the economy. The wide central agricultural belt is characterized
by endless stretches of golden fields, complemented by the intense
blue of the summer skies.
the south is Cypress Hills, a surprising region of rolling hills
and forested valleys that rises out of a semi-arid plain. The
capital city, Regina, centres on manmade Wascana Lake. A large
park surrounding the lake houses the Legislature Buildings, the
Museum of Natural History, the University of Regina and Saskatchewan's
Centre of the Arts. The city was once the headquarters of the
original Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and the training depot
is still located here, as well as a museum. Saskatoon, the "City
of Bridges," is well situated on the winding Saskatchewan River.
Saskatchewan's largest centre, it is home to the University of