Series F 195-4 - Minister of the Environment and Resource Management 1994 series

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Minister of the Environment and Resource Management 1994 series

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F 195-4

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  • 1994-1995 (Accumulation)
  • 1983-1995 (Creation)
    Wiens, Bernhard Henry, 1945-

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3.200m of textual records

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Biographical history

Bernhard Henry Wiens was born on September 2, 1945 in Rosetown, Saskatchewan to Jacob Bernhard and Margaret G. Wiens. Raised on the family farm at Herschel, Wiens received his early education at Herschel School. After completing high school at Rosthern Junior College, Wiens attended the University of Saskatchewan, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture and a Master's Degree in Animal Nutrition. He taught science at Milden Central School during the 1969-70 school year. In 1969, Wiens began a family-operated mixed farm near Herschel.

Before entering provincial politics, Wiens played an active role in a number of community organizations including the Agricultural Insight Foundation, the Canadian Society of Animal Science, the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and the National Farmers Union. He was president of both the Saskatchewan School Trustees Association and the Canadian School Board Association. Wiens also served on the Saskatchewan Committee on Rural Area Development.

On September 7, 1968 Wiens married Cheralyn Winona Marie Krug. He and his wife have five children, Devin Conrad, Lara Nicole, Lauren Bernhard, Stacey Marie, and Teresa Margaret.

Bernhard Wiens was elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in the general election of 1991. From 1991 to 1995, he served as the member from Rosetown-Elrose. In 1995 he was re-elected as the representative of Rosetown-Biggar. He continued to serve as the member from Rosetown-Biggar until September 16, 1999, when he was defeated by Elwin Hermanson.

During the eight years that Wiens was a MLA, he held a number of portfolios in the NDP government of Roy Romanow. These included: Minister of Agriculture and Food (Nov. 1, 1991-Sept. 29, 1992); Minister of Highways and Transportation (Nov. 1, 1991-Sept. 29, 1992); Minister of the Environment and Public Safety (Sept. 29, 1992-Mar. 17, 1993); Minister of the Environment and Resource Management (Mar. 17, 1993-Nov. 22, 1995); Minister Responsible for the Crown Investments Corporation (Nov. 22, 1995-June 27, 1997); Minister of Intergovernmental and Aboriginal Affairs (June 27, 1997-Sept. 30, 1999); and Provincial Secretary (Sept. 21, 1998-Sept. 30, 1999).

Wiens was also Minister Responsible for: Agricultural Credit Corporation of Saskatchewan (1991-1992); Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation (1991-1992); Agriculture Development Fund (1991-1992); Highway Traffic Board (1991-1992); Saskatchewan Water Corporation (1993); Saskatchewan Wetland Conservation Corporation (1993-1995); and CIC Mineral Interests Corporation (1995-1997).

Following his defeat in the 1999 general election, Wiens returned to farming. On May 25, 2001 he was appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Governors of the University of Regina. In this capacity he was a presenter at the Oxford Round Table in July 2003. Other corporations and associations with which Wiens held affiliation include: the Saskatchewan Vegetable Growers Association; the Canada Ukrainian Agrarian Development Corporation; Troika International Lobbyists Inc.; and, Wiens Enterprises Inc. He currently (2010) resides near Herschel, Saskatchewan.

Custodial history

Scope and content

This series consists of records created, accumulated and used by Berny Wiens as Minister of the Environment and Resource Management in 1994.

The types of records included are mainly memoranda, correspondence, briefing notes, research notes, news releases, publications, legislation, photographs and maps.

This series consists of three sub-series: Administration; Environment; and Resource Management.

Political records have been separated out and described as a distinct series (F195-6).

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Physical condition

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Immediate source of acquisition

Berny Wiens donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in two accessions in 1996 and 2009: R96-440 (August 21, 1996); and 2009-349 (March 30, 2009).


Original order maintained by archivist. Sub-series titles were provided by the archivist and file titles were copied from the original file lists, not the file folders.

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  • English

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Box number(s): 53-61; 91-93

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These records are subject to access restrictions according to the terms of an agreement with the donor dated June 18, 1999. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.
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To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.

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SAFA 104 consists of fonds and series descriptions, file listings of some of the textual records, and item descriptions of the sound recordings and moving images.

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Photographs and maps were retained in the textual records to preserve context.


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F 195-4

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Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.



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