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Rocanville (Sask.), 1967-

  • LGA 88
  • Local Government
  • 1967-

The Town of Rocanville is an urban municipality in south east Saskatchewan. Rocanville was a village from March 24, 1904 until August 1, 1967, when it was proclaimed a town. Rocanville is an agricultural and mining based community located 21 kilometres from the Manitoba border and 15 kilometres from the Qu'Appelle Valley. Its geographical location is 21-16-31-W1. The town is believed to have been named after Rocan de Bastien, postmaster of the Village of Rocanville in 1904. Located in the Rural Municipality of Rocanville No. 151, the town serves as the administrative centre for the rural municipality.

The town is governed by a council consisting of a mayor and councillors, each elected for a three year term. Council makes decisions and exercises its power through the passage of bylaws and resolutions. Councils aims to provide good government; to provide necessary services and facilities for all or part of the town; to develop and maintain a safe and viable community and foster economic, social and environmental well-being. Council is responsible for providing an array of services within the boundaries of the town, including police and fire services; water and sewage treatment services; and library, recreation and cultural facilities. Council is responsible for regulating wild and domestic animals; streets and roads; businesses and business activities; and buildings and other structures. The town receives funding through property taxes, service user fees, license fees and grants from the provincial and federal governments. Council is responsible for hiring an administrator and other employees to manage the daily operations of the town.

The Town of Rocanville is currently (2010) governed by a mayor and five councillors. The administrator oversees the daily operations. Council meetings, open to the public, are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The town's current population is 869.

Saskatchewan. Office of the General Manager of Saskatchewan Power Corporation

  • GA 105
  • Secondary Agency
  • 1949-1980

The general manager of Saskatchewan Power Corporation (SPC) was the chief executive officer of the corporation. Divisions and departments of the corporation reported to the general manager, who in turn reported to the board of directors.

A.L. (Albert) Cole served as acting general manager between late-1948 and early-1949 in the period of conversion of Saskatchewan Power Commission to Saskatchewan Power Corporation. J. W. (John) Tomlinson was appointed the first general manager of SPC in 1949. Tomlinson served as general manager until his resignation on November 30, 1954. Upon Tomlinson's resignation, chief engineer W.B. Clipsham served as acting general manager until September 1955, when David Cass-Beggs was appointed general manager. Cass-Beggs had worked for SPC as a special consultant since 1947. He served as general manager until mid-1964. Once again, W.B. Clipsham was appointed acting general manager until the appointment of D.B. (David) Furlong in March 1965.

Furlong held the position of general manager until his resignation in May 1970. R.R. (Richard) Keith was first appointed acting general manager upon Furlong's departure, and was later appointed general manager. He served as such until the appointment of F.G. (Fred) Ursel on March 1, 1976.

A major corporate reorganization in 1980 converted the general manager position into that of president. Ursel remained with SPC as president until 1981.

Anderson Family, 1895-

  • PA 490
  • Famille
  • 1895-

David Nathaniel (Andy) Anderson was born on September 4, 1895, in Traverse County, Minnesota, to Axel and Anna Anderson. He had nine brothers and one sister. Upon completion of the eighth grade, Anderson left home to live with a brother at White Rock, South Dakota. There he worked as a carpenter and for the local railway. In June 1917, he emigrated to Weyburn, Saskatchewan, and was hired as an accountant with the Weyburn Security Bank. He worked in branches of the Bank located in Midale and Halbrite.

Anderson returned to South Dakota in 1918 while ill from influenza. He received treatment there and at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and returned to Weyburn in January 1919. He was re-employed by the Weyburn Security Bank and took the position of accountant at its branch in Vantage. He met Ruth Woodworth while they were Sunday School teachers at the Methodist church in Vantage.

Ruth Woodworth was born on February 6, 1898, at Bear River, Nova Scotia, to Capt. John Edwin and Bertha Louise (Baxter) Woodworth. She had three brothers and nine sisters. Woodworth attended school in Bear River, including Oakdene High School, and completed her eleventh grade studies in July 1918. She also received her teachers' minimum professional qualification in July 1916. In August 1918, Woodworth moved to Regina to attend Normal School. She completed her studies in the spring of 1919, and was immediately hired to teach in a one-room school near Vantage for the Friendship Hill School District #3137. She taught there until December 1920.

Andy Anderson and Ruth Woodworth were married in Regina on January 6, 1921. They remained in Vantage until 1922 when they moved to Tribune as a result of Andy's transfer with the Bank. Ruth Anderson taught on a casual basis for the Salisbury School District #2746 between 1923 and 1924. On June 11, 1925, their son David John was born in Estevan. The family resided in Tribune until early 1928 when they moved to Assiniboia.

While in Assiniboia, Andy was employed as the accountant for the J.B. Smith Auto Clinic, the local General Motors dealership. As the Depression set in, he lost his job and subsequently operated a British American Oil bulk dealership, worked at a flour mill, and established a tannery - all of which closed due to lack of business. Anderson worked odd jobs and made an unsuccessful application for relief work. The lack of employment prompted Ruth and David to move to Bear River in July 1936, where David lived with Ruth's sisters and Ruth secured work as a housekeeper and later a floral arranger in Saint John, New Brunswick. Meanwhile, Andy moved to Regina in search of work and was hired to sell washing machines door-to-door. He was hired by the provincial Department of Agriculture in 1937. In November 1938, Ruth and David returned to Regina. Months after reuniting, the family purchased a home in Regina.

In 1940, Andy Anderson enlisted in the Canadian Army and was hired as a medical accountant with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps at its recruiting depot in Regina. He served there until his discharge in 1945, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was awarded the British Empire Medal on May 22, 1948, in recognition of his exemplary service during the Second World War. After his service in the Army, he was employed by the Saskatchewan Department of Public Health until his retirement in 1958. Ruth Anderson was hired by DeLuxe Florists in Regina and worked there on a casual basis until the mid-1970s. The Andersons were also active in their church and belonged to various community organizations.

The family purchased a farm on the outskirts of Regina in 1947 where they lived and operated a greenhouse, growing bedding plants and vegetables for sale to merchants and residents in Regina. They sold a portion of their land to the Wascana Centre Authority in 1957 and the remainder, including their farmhouse, in 1965. They then purchased another home in Regina and enjoyed travelling throughout the United States and Canada in their retirement.

Ruth Anderson died in Regina on January 23, 1978. Andy Anderson remained in Regina until 1986 when he moved to Victoria, British Columbia, to live near his son. He died there on May 17, 1994.

David John (Dave) Anderson was born on June 11, 1925, in Estevan. He received his education in Assiniboia, Bear River and Regina where he graduated from Central Collegiate in 1943. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in 1944. He was posted to Gaspé, Quebec, and served until his discharge in 1945. Upon his return to Saskatchewan, he worked in Regina before attending the University of Saskatchewan for one year. He then helped operate his parents' greenhouse and produce farming business.

In 1951, David Anderson was hired by the Saskatchewan Power Corporation. He was employed there until 1976 when he accepted a position with the New Brunswick Power Corporation. Anderson returned to Regina in 1980 and was re-employed with Saskatchewan Power Corporation, retiring ca. 1983 as vice-president of public affairs. Upon his retirement, he moved to Victoria. He died in Victoria on August 10, 2010.

David John Anderson married Jean Isabelle Reid on September 22, 1951; they divorced in 1978. They had six children: David; Patricia; Mark; Guy; Nancy and Lisa. He married Betty Elizabeth (Tunnicliffe) MacIntyre on October 29, 1983.

David Reid Anderson was born on June 25, 1952, in Regina Saskatchewan, to David John and Jean Isabelle (Reid) Anderson. He attended school in Regina. David Anderson married Mary Haywood on June 30, 1978; they divorced in 1985. They had two children: Sarah and Simon. He married Donnie Parker on September 12, 1987. Anderson currently (2011) resides in Regina.

Iser Steiman Family, 1898-

  • PA 497
  • Famille
  • 1898-

Iser Steiman was born in Dvinsk, Latvia in 1898 to Solomon and Etza (Feigleson) Steiman. In 1912, he immigrated to Winnipeg, Manitoba. He attended St. John's High School in Winnipeg and taught at Moose Bay School, near The Pas, during World War I. After graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1924, Steiman practiced in Benito, Manitoba and Arran and Pelly, Saskatchewan before moving to Kamsack in 1929. In November 1932, Steiman opened the King Edward Hospital in Kamsack and practiced there until enlisting in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in 1940. Steiman obtained the rank of flight lieutenant and served at several training stations in Manitoba as a medical officer and translator; his translation from Russian of "Fundamentals of Aviation Medicine" was published in 1943. After leaving the RCAF, Steiman moved to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he practiced family medicine, translated other works from Russian, and wrote on the history of medicine. He retired in 1975 and died on April 17, 1981.

Steiman married Laura Shatsky of Pelly, Saskatchewan in March 1926. The Steimans had two children: Marcelyn (born 1927) and Cherie (born 1933). Laura Steiman died on October 26, 1986 in British Columbia. Marcelyn (Marcie) Steiman married Sydney Smordin. She currently (2011) resides in Vancouver. Cherie Steiman earned a degree in English Literature from the University of British Columbia and established November House, a small publishing company in British Columbia. Her book, "Mendel's Children: a family chronicle" was published in 1997. Cherie Steiman had two children with her husband, Julian (Buddy) Smith. She died on July 13, 1999.

Saskatchewan. Conservation Branch

  • GA 106
  • Secondary Agency
  • 1954-1960

The Conservation Branch was established in the Department of Natural Resources in 1954. Overseen by a director, the branch originally consisted of three divisions: the Conservation Information Service; the Conservation Officers' Training School; and the Saskatchewan Museum of Natural History. The Conservation Information Service was responsible for publicity, visual aids, publications and extension services. The Service prepared information for news releases; produced the Northern News radio program on CKBI in Prince Albert; produced pamphlets and other publications; compiled a library of films and still photography; and presented information to school children and other interest groups. The Conservation Officers' Training School provided training for new field officers and offered refresher courses for veteran staff. The Saskatchewan Museum of Natural History was responsible for acquiring and exhibiting aspects of the province's natural history and educating the public in the areas of botany, zoology, archaeology, geology and paleontology.

The Conservation Branch was also responsible for conducting anthropological research into the Metis people of northern Saskatchewan; conducting geographical research on the development of renewable resources; developing guidelines on the disposition of Crown forest lands; and maintaining a central registry of all dispositions.

During the 1955-56 fiscal year, the Conservation Officers' Training School was transferred to the Administrative Services Branch. In 1955, the branch reassumed responsibility for the Historic Sites program, which involved locating, verifying and marking sites of historic significance in the province. The program was transferred to the Department of Travel and Information around 1957. During the 1956-1957 fiscal year, two new divisions were created. The Anthropological Research Division conducted research among northern Saskatchewan's Métis people to determine methods for improving their living conditions. The Lands Division surveyed the growth of the recreational use of provincial land and resources. During the 1958-59 fiscal year, the Anthropological Research Division was eliminated and the Lands Division was expanded into the Recreation Land Use Division, which was given a broader mandate to assist in the planning and design of recreational sites.

During the 1960-61 fiscal year, the Conservation Branch was reorganized into the Parks and Conservation Branch in response to the substantial increase in responsibilities assigned to the branch related to parks.

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Natural Resources. Extension Services Branch

  • GA 110
  • Secondary Agency
  • 1972-1974

In 1972, the Department of Natural Resources underwent a major reorganization. The Conservation Information Branch; the Museum of Natural History; and the Hunter Safety Program were amalgamated to form the new Extension Services Branch. The branch's primary mandate was to educate the public on the management and utilization of Saskatchewan's renewable resources including fish, timber, and wildlife. The branch was managed by a director, who reported to the associate deputy minister.

The Conservation Information Service was responsible for public education and awareness. The division's activities included: preparing and distributing promotional materials and informational items, including pamphlets, guides, stickers, special publications and "The Resource Report", a weekly collection of press releases and articles featuring departmental activities; operating telephone information lines in Regina, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon and Prince Albert; organizing advertising campaigns; assisting with special events; and producing news programs for radio and television, including the "Northern News" radio program broadcast from Prince Albert to all northern areas.

The Museum of Natural History hosted visitors at its permanent facility in Regina; offered various public education programs; designed, created and installed interpretive displays in provincial parks, recreation areas and regional parks; conducted archaeological research; and administered the provincial historic sites program.

The Hunter Safety Program, formerly under the jurisdiction of the department's Wildlife Branch, offered training on the proper handling of firearms and ammunition, safe hunting practices, game identification and field survival. The program, taught by volunteer instructors and administered with the co-operation of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation, was offered to schools, community groups, armed forced cadet leagues and other interested parties. The program's supervisors were located in Regina and Prince Albert.

In 1973, the Hunter Safety Program was renamed the Firearm Safety Program. The Extension Services Branch became responsible for standardizing the department's visual identity through the design, planning and production of displays, printed materials, signs, promotional items and advertising. The "Northern News" radio program was transferred to the newly established Department of Northern Saskatchewan and was produced from La Ronge. On April 1, 1974, the Department of Natural Resources and the Tourist Branch of the Department of Industry and Commerce were amalgamated to form the Department of Tourism and Renewable Resources. The Extension Services Branch continued to operate in the new department with a modified structure and mandate.

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Revenue, Supply and Services. Operations Division

  • GA 113
  • Secondary Agency
  • 1978-1983

The Operations Division of the Department of Revenue, Supply and Services was managed by an executive director with directors/supervisors at the branch/agency level. The division originally consisted of eight branches and agencies as follows: Administration Branch; Central Vehicle Agency; Mail and Telecommunications Branch; Office Services Agency; Personnel and Training Branch; Purchasing Agency; Queen's Printer; and Supply Agency.

The primary responsibilities of the Operations Division included: supplying and maintaining ground and air vehicles; operating the Saskatchewan Air Ambulance Program; operating the mail and messenger service between government offices; providing central services in photocopying, duplicating and bindery; acquiring goods and services through the tender process and the disposal of surplus goods; operating a stockroom to supply common office supplies to government; and distributing acts and publications.

Around 1980, the Personnel and Training Branch and the Administration Branch were transferred to the department's Administrative Services Division. Around 1982, the Photographic Services Agency, which provided photography and darkroom services to government and maintained a complete photographic library, was transferred from Executive Council, Information Services Branch to the Operations Division.

In 1983, the Department of Revenue, Supply and Services was reorganized into two new departments: the Department of Revenue and Financial Services and the Department of Supply and Services. The functions of the Operations Division were assumed by the Commercial Services Division of the new Department of Supply and Services.

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Travel and Information

  • GA 114
  • Primary Agency
  • 1957-1960

The Department of Travel and Information was established on April 1, 1957. The newly created department took over many of the functions previously assigned to the Bureau of Publications. The department originally consisted of five branches, as follows: Tourist Branch; Parks Branch; Information Branch; Special Projects Branch and Photographic Services Branch. Russ Brown served as minister and T.L. Hill served as deputy minister. Each branch was managed by a director.

Departmental activities included promoting Saskatchewan as a tourist destination; administering the province's historic sites program; developing and supervising local and provincial recreation and resort areas within provincial parks or forests; publishing and distributing "Saskatchewan News" and other publications such as pamphlets, bulletins or brochures which were not required to be published by the Queen's Printer; creating and acquiring photographs for promotional use; creating displays for exhibitions, fairs and other public events; and providing information on the province to the media and the general public through print, radio and television.

During the 1958/59 fiscal year, the Information Branch and Special Projects Branch were reorganized into a new Information Branch to provide comprehensive and centralized information services to the media and the general public. A new Public Relations Branch was created to implement and maintain a standardized public relations program for all government departments and agencies.

Effective April 1, 1960, the Department of Travel and Information was reorganized into the new Department of Industry and Information.

Saskatchewan. Health Services Planning Commission

  • GA 22
  • Primary Agency
  • 1944-1963

The Health Services Planning Commission (HSPC) was created on November 14, 1944 to serve as the nucleus of health-care planning and review for the newly elected Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) government and to facilitate implementation of the recommendations of the Health Services Survey Commission (HSSC) (Sigerist Report). Creation of the Commission allowed a small, efficient group to bypass a conservative bureaucracy within the Department of Public Health that had been appointed by previous Liberal and Conservative administrations. Members of the Commission were appointed by the Lieutenant Governor-in-Council. Many of the original members had also been members of the HSSC.

The original enabling legislation lists nine duties of the Commission:
a) determine the costs of providing for health services with respect to which recommendations are received by the minister, and recommend to the minister ways and means of financing these services;
b) outline proposed boundaries of health regions in consultation with other departments of the Government;
c) work out in detail the needs of one or more health regions, to determine the health services required to satisfy the needs of regions and the costs of such services;
d) make an inventory of municipalities and local improvement districts which have not adequate health services and recommend to the minister what action should be taken to provide better health services therein;
e) plan a scheme of compulsory health insurance for the population of one or more urban centres;
f) assist the Government in planning health services from time to time under the consideration of the Government;
g) recommend to the minister qualified young medical graduates for post-graduate study, particularly in the fields of public health, psychiatry and cancer control;
h) recommend to the minister qualified registered nurses for post-graduate training in advanced obstetrics and public health;
i) make recommendations to the minister respecting extension of the faculty of medicine by the University of Saskatchewan and provision of adequate clinical facilities for teaching purposes.

The annual report for the commission for 1944 includes a tenth responsibility not included in the legislation, to "deal with such other matters as the minister deems advisable."

Over the course of its operations, a comprehensive program was developed for those receiving blind or old-age benefits as well as for recipients of mothers' allowances.

Health regions were created to assist rural areas and grants and loans were distributed for hospital construction.

Issues relating to mental health, the problems of the disabled and the spread of communicable diseases were also addressed and programmes to provide services such as dental care were created over the course of the commissions existence.

The activities of the Commission were undertaken with the knowledge that programmes must be workable and some initiatives such as compulsory health insurance for cities were dropped when they proved to be impractical.

As time passed, the activities of the HSPC and the Department of Public Health became more intertwined, particularly as the administration and operation of many of the programmes created by the HSPC are handled by the department. A re-organized Department of Public Health was formed on April 1, 1950 from the programs of the HSPC and the old department. For the next three years, the HSPC continued to exist as an entity but only on an advisory basis and was seldom consulted. It was reactivated in 1953.

In the early 1950's, Department of Public Health annual reports list the Deputy Minister of the Department as the Chair of the HSPC with the Committee also responsible to that individual in the organizational reporting structure.

In a 1963 amendment to The Health Services Act, references to the HSPC were replaced with the Saskatchewan Health Services Advisory Commission.

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Supply and Services. Commercial Services Division

  • GA 120
  • Secondary Agency
  • 1983-1986

The Commercial Services Division of the Department of Supply and Services, which was managed by an executive director, originally consisted of the Transportation Services Branch, the Communication Services Branch, the Central Survey and Mapping Agency, and the Office Services Agency.

The functions and responsibilities of the division were centered on providing services to Saskatchewan government departments, agencies and Crown corporations. The division provided central photocopying services to offices where it was not feasible to have individual machines; produced the Saskatchewan Gazette and other statutory publications; provided land transportation through the acquisition and lease of vehicles; provided executive air, air ambulance and forest fire detection/suppression services; provided integrated telecommunication services; provided mapping and surveying services and operated a distribution centre for maps, photographs and survey information; offered photographic services that included a still photography library; and distributed and delivered all government mail.

During the 1986-87 fiscal year, the Commercial Services Division was reorganized into the Operations and Services Division.

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