Without an affluent Aboriginal community, warned economics professor Eric Howe, “That million-dollar house in Saskatoon Stonebridge or the equivalent Regina neighbourhood won’t be worth a million dollars by the time you sell it.”
Randell Morris, a great guy who also achieved great results, improved the economic outlook for First Nations people, and for all the rest of us.
Though his final dream eluded him, Muhammad Haque accomplished much in his life, and built peace within and beyond the Muslim community.
As a butler in grand diplomatic houses, Colin MacPherson could do everything from care for the wardrobe to whip up dinner for 60, all in inimitable style. And he always — well, almost always — kept his personal opinions to himself.
A small businessman who dreamed big, Jim Glass transcended a “Hatfields and McCoys” family rivalry to create Transwest Air.
In an era when men and women occupied largely separate spheres, Lillian Meneilly excelled in everything from hockey and car repair to baking and office management.
A dashing character with a fencing scar on his face, who wore cape and top hat to the symphony, and cowed lesser mortals with his forceful personality and immense learning, Konrad Haderlein loved language, literature and the Canadian prairie.
Not too many of us would be miffed at getting a job without having to go through a formal interview. But that was just the kind of woman Saskatchewan’s first female mines inspector was: confident, personable, and always up for a challenge. Which, of course, is how she got the job without the grilling.