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Development is essential for the existence of any city. But there is a saying, “In an undeveloped city, don’t drink water. In a developed city, don’t breathe the air.” It just goes to show that development in a city can lead to air pollution and affect nature and the environment. It’s a known fact that many developed countries in the world are facing breathing difficulties, health problems, and loss of natural habitat due to air pollution these days. But is it possible for a city or a country to develop while protecting nature? Of course, it’s possible! And we have the best example for you – Craik city. Craik is a calm and loving city located in the heart of the prairie grain belt in south-central Saskatchewan. It is not just a city, but a friendly community that is known for its hospitality, courage, love, and also happiness.

We all know that kids always love to play in nature. Being with nature can make children creative and intelligent. As humans and as citizens, one of our main responsibilities should be creating a safe and beautiful place for our children. We need to make sure that they have a clean and beautiful environment growing up just like we had in our childhood. But just having green and beautiful nature around is not enough. Cities and towns should have all the facilities required to make their life easy and smart. And that’s exactly what Craik has. It has the perfect combination of nature and development, which makes it a great place for your kids to grow up. The city has clean air, beautiful landscapes, nature all around, and a safe environment, which makes it a great place that you can call home.

Development or going up the ladder in life can make people busy. You are stuck with loads of work all day, deadlines to meet, and work to deliver. So, to maintain that work-life balance, people need places where they can unwind and relax. Playing sports or games or simply watching your favorite team play can help people relax from their everyday schedule. Sports are also very important for maintaining good health and fitness. An ideally developed city should include places where people and children can play games, learn new sports, and even help upcoming athletes to improve their talents. That’s exactly what Craik has done. It has got something wonderful for everyone. There is a Craik Memorial Rink – a large skating rink that is 185 ft. long and 85 ft. wide. The Memorial rink construction was completed in 1949 and cost $29,800. If you are a beginner at skating, you could learn and improve your skills at the rink and if you are a professional, then you can enjoy skating whenever you want. You will surely love it! Craik is in fact the mother village of several professional ice hockey players in Canada. Jim Archibald, Kenton Dulle, Garnet Exelby, Chris Neiszner, Chad Reich, and Jeremy Reich are some of them.

Saskatchewan is a fast-developing province in Canada. The province has a special growth plan for the next decade (2020 – 2030). Saskatchewan’s development plan has three main categories.

Strong economy
Strong communities
Strong families

The first target of the growth plan is to create a roadmap for a growing province of 1.4 million people and make 100,000 more job opportunities that will help establish a strong economy. Saskatchewan is blessed with high-quality manufactures and they plan to increase the exports and core exporting sectors in the upcoming years. Saskatchewan plans to grow its oil, gas, and natural resource economy as well.

The province is a self-sufficient economy thanks to a well-developed agriculture system. It is partly also because of the government that encourages farmers to make decisions that will improve the Saskatchewan-based agricultural process. With many beautiful landscapes and attractive places to visit, the Saskatchewan province is blessed with tourism. The capital of Saskatchewan is Regina, which is another beautifully fast-developing city like Craik. It is around 117 km from Craik city. Regina is the 2nd largest city in Saskatchewan after Saskatoon city.

Saskatchewan is a province that has developed well while maintaining its natural beauty and that’s the secret of its successful development. The credit goes to the government, which had a well-thought development plan.

Water is one of the most important resources for any city. Safe and readily available water is important for public health, whether it is for drinking, domestic use, or recreational purposes. The Craik city in Saskatchewan was affected by a boil water advisory for 09 years since 2010. That made the people think Craik is not a suitable place for residence or business. Fortunately, the federal and provincial governments decided to invest in Craik and find a way to distribute clean water all over the city. That’s when the upgraded water treatment plant project started. The Craik dam was the water resource of the project. Using an eco-friendly and specialized biological filtration process, the water from the Craik Dam is treated and filtered. This has resulted in clean and fresh water for the residents. Craik residents were relieved from the boiled water advisory on 2nd May in 2019 with the completion of the water up-gradation project. They even celebrated a “clean water day” on the 11th of May 2019. The value of Craik city increased with the success of the clean water project, and many people choose to make Craik their home. Improved water supply and sanitation can boost a community’s economic growth, and that was shown by Craik.

Saskatchewan is a pet-friendly city. If you are an animal lover, there is a must-visit place in Saskatchewan – the Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre (SBOIC). It is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Burrowing Owls.

Burrowing Owls are an endangered species in the world. At SBOIC you can learn many things about burrowing owls. This organization has special programs to educate people about burrowing owls and makes lots of effort to ensure their safety. What’s amazing is that if you wish, you can even get a great chance to adopt an owl for yourself. You will be taught how to take care of them when you adopt one. It is a completely different experience for sure. Flowers, chocolates, clothes, and hampers are our usual gift options. But how about sending a burrowing owl to your loved one as a gift? Sounds interesting, right? You can do this at the Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre.
You can hear stories of some unforgettable animal friends who lived in SBOIC. They cherish and remember all the memories of their animal friends. That shows how much the SBOIC loves these animals. You will surely love the experience at Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Center. Craik city, Regina city, and overall Saskatchewan are on their development journey, with the promise of protecting animals and nature at every step. Craik and all cities in Saskatchewan will surely win the prosperity of development in this decade.

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