Safeway

Safeway on 33rd

Saskatoon Square

Saskatoon Square

Saskatoon Square is a 16 story office tower in downtown. It was built in 1979 and is the third tallest building in Saskatoon and the tallest office tower.

Atlas Coal Mine Wooden Truss Bridge

Atlas Coal Mine Wooden Truss Bridge

The wooden C.P.R. ”Howe Truss” bridge over the Red Deer River at East Coulee was built in 1936 and destroyed by heavy flooding and ice flows in April 1948. It was rebuilt soon thereafter. It was already an old-fashioned design when it was built, as wooden Howe Truss bridges were primarily used in the 19th century.

By 2014 it had several rotten beams and locals had placed down timber and plywood to help one get across.  If that wasn’t scary enough, there are rattlesnakes that are living in the soft timber and dirt on the bridge.

Nativity

Nativity

From back in 2010, an ice nativity scene in front of Resurrection Lutheran Church.

Hudson’s Canadian Tap House

Hudson's Canadian Tap House

Hudson's Canadian Tap House

Late night stroll past Hudson’s Canadian Tap House in downtown Saskatoon.

Rocky Mountain River

Mountain River

A river runs through Jasper National Park near Highway 16.

Mayfair Lawn Bowling Club

Mayfair Lawn Bowling Club

Mayfair Lawn Bowling Club.  Established (in Caswell Hill) 1925.

Stained Glass

Stained Glass

From the Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine and Grotto

From the Our Lady of Lourdes St. Laurent Shrine north of Saskatoon. 

Beneath Circle Drive Bridge

Circle Drive Bridge

A photo of Circle Drive Bridge from back in 2004.

Circle Drive Bridge spans the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is a steel girder bridge, built in 1983 as part of the Circle Drive freeway system in northeast Saskatoon. At the time of construction, it cost $11.8 million to build. It is currently the northernmost bridge in the city.

As with other bridges in the city, locals use several different names for this bridge. During construction there was an unsuccessful campaign to have it named after recently deceased former Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. Longtime Saskatonians also refer to it as the 42nd Street Bridge, a reference to a former name of the northern east-west leg of Circle Drive dating back to the 1960s; this name was also commonly applied to the bridge in media coverage and city council references to its planning and construction dating back to the early 1960s.

The Circle Drive Bridge is a twin span bridge; was designed so that more lanes could be added by filling in the centre. Early published plans for the bridge called for the addition of an observation deck/interpretive centre to the underside of the bridge at that point. However, rather than widening the bridge by filling in the centre gap, it was deemed to be more cost effective to convert the outside pedestrian walkways into driving lanes. In 2006, construction started on adding a third outside lane in both directions to increase capacity and ease congestion during peak traffic times. The lane additions were completed in 2007. A new pedestrian walkway was built below and between the two bridge structures, and opened in July 2007. The walkway was dedicated as the Stew Uzelman Pedway on October 31, 2009.

Knox United Church

Knox United Church

Knox United Church in Saskatoon

Knox United Church entrance

Knox United Church stained glass

Knox United Church is a designated municipal heritage building at 838 Spadina Crescent East, in the Central Business District, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The congregation was established as part of the Saskatoon Presbyterian Field Mission in 1885 after the North-West Rebellion. Meetings were held in homes, the Old Stone Schoolhouse, the Methodist Church and even the railway roundhouse until a wood church holding 160 was constructed near the river.

Architects Brown and Vallance of Montreal designed the present-day church in the Collegiate Gothic style. Construction started in 1912 and was completed in 1914. The two-storey building is made of dark red brick walls, features stained-glass windows, and has seating 1,200. The acoustic qualities of the church have made it a regular venue for various social and cultural events, including chamber music performances. The Institute for stained glass in Canada has documented the stained glass at Knox United Church.

On April 14, The StarPhoenix published a gallery of photos inside and out of the church.