A Cree word kab-tep-was means "the river that calls." A legend tells of a Cree man who was paddling his canoe on the way to his wedding. He heard his name called out. It was the voice of his bride who was still many days travel away. He answered, "Who calls?" A spirit echoed, "Who calls?" He then hurried home only to find out that his bride had died. The last words she spoke were his name. The French settlers who came to Saskatchewan named the river Qu’Appelle, meaning "who calls?"
The ARBI Conference (February 20 & 21) focused on Building Resiliency, Accepting Change and theme from Floods to Droughts. Held in Brandon, Manitoba.
Opening the ARBI Conference
Dr. Allan Preston
Bob Sanford EPCOR Chair UN Water
Dr. Danny Blair, Director of Science, Prairie Climate Centre
Jared Wolfe, Global Water Futures
Minister Rochelle Squires
Anthony Pagliai, US Consul
Doug Griffith, Author of 13 Ways to Kill Your Community
The Tour of the Brandon Water Treatment Plant
Lower Qu’Appelle Watershed Stewards Inc. (LQWS) wish to extend our sincerest appreciation for your support throughout this past year. We are excited to dive into 2019 with a renewed fervor to bring people together to ensure protection of water quality, safe drinking water, aquatic habits and sustainable water supplies….. and we need your help!
Will you consider a membership for LQWS for 2019?
· To show your support for clean lakes, river, streams and reservoirs, and their management and protection.
· A local voice that is linked to the provincial voice on watershed issues and a venue for local residents and stakeholders to voice your concerns.
· To facilitate the exchange of information on managing lakes and watersheds through themed sessions and workshops.
· Implementation of Source Water Protection Plan’ key actions to manage and protect drinking and source water and watershed resources for now and in to the future.
LQWS is a non-profit. We strive to be good stewards through the memberships made by you our members, donors, and partners like you.
For more information please call our office at 306.745.9774.
Forage program in Saskatchewan
You know that high-quality forage crops are important because they help produce healthy, hefty cattle. Forage Crops not only provide sustainable grazing sources for livestock, they're part of sound land management. Forage crops also diversify crop rotations, prevent erosion and retain nutrients.
306-445-2575 ext. 229
- Download the Saskatchewan forage program fact sheet with target areas
- Read the Saskatchewan news release: Forage ahead with high-quality seed
The Lower Qu’Appelle Watershed Stewards Inc. (LQWS) is located in southeastern part of Saskatchewan and covers an approximate area of 17,800 square kilometres. Forming the lower or downstream half of the Qu’Appelle River Basin, the Lower Qu’Appelle River Watershed begins near the Town of Craven to the Manitoba Border.
The most distinctive characteristic of the Lower Qu’Appelle River Watershed is the Qu’Appelle River Valley. The valley originated as a glacial spillway and runs the entire length of the watershed. The Qu’Appelle Valley has a relatively flat bottom with steep side slopes and varies from 1.6 to 3.2 kilometres in width. Our Qu’Appelle River is confined to the Qu’Appelle Valley and flows through six major lakes. From west to east these lakes include Pasqua, Echo, Mission, Katepwa, Crooked and Round Lakes. Major tributaries to the Qu’Appelle River are Loon, Jumping Deer, Pheasant and Kapsovar Creeks. Lesser tributaries include the Pearl, Indianhead, Redfox, Ekapo, Cutarm and Scissor Creeks.