one of its major centres.
Sparsely populated is a reality for Saskatchewan and one that has been exploited by the politicians and the economists. We need more people - we need to grow the economy is their endless cry. But right now, I look around me as we travel down the highway and I see space and room - room to breath, room to think, room to be. There are vast stretches of land where the only thing to see is cultivated fields and if you're really lucky, the occasional reminders of unmarred prairie. Truthfully, it makes a drive boring as we whip by at speeds never considered 100 years ago. But, from a standing point, with camera in hand, it's incredible, majestic and 100 years from now it will be rare. Here's to the wide open spaces of Saskatchewan!
And to add to the beauty, on last weekend's trip to Calgary we saw a wolf. She trotted down the ditch in her majestic grey splendor. And on the way home, a coyote loped a solitary figure in a vast, empty field.
And that's Saskatchewan today and I know ten years from now what I have said may just be a note in history - that other things will replace those vast fields and lone wolves. And those other things will be just as good, just different.