Appendix E: Timeline: Saskatchewan and Radio History
CBC TV Transmitter opens in Vancouver.
Radio: (CAN) - May - The Investigator by Reuben Ship airs on CBC’s Stage
1955 SK – Western Development Museums Open.
1956 – Radio: (CAN) Canadian Royal Commission on Broadcasting’s report advises provisions to protect radio broadcasting, while allowing for the expansion of television.
SK - Estevan incorporated.
SK – Lloydminster incorporated.
SK - 1960 – Melville incorporated.
Radio: (USA) - November - CBS’s Daytime soaps Ma Perkins, Young Doctor Malone,
and The Second Mrs. Burton, the last network radio programs, air for the last time.
SK – CCF changes name to the New Democratic Party, or NDP. Douglas returns to Federal politics to become the N.D.P.’s national leader. - Premier Woodrow S. Lloyd, C.C.F., 1961-1964
SK – NDP implements Medicare, the first compulsory medical care program in North America. Saskatchewan Doctors strike.
SK – Premier W. Ross Thatcher, Liberal, 1964-1971
SK – Regina’s Globe Theatre starts touring schools. Its first season five years later, in 1970.
1966 – SK - Circle in the Centre Theatre in Saskatoon (1966-1968).
Regina’s Theatre Saskatchewan (1966-1970)
SK - Saskatchewan Writers Guild formed
Saskatchewan farmers build Vancouver Terminal.
SK - Premier Allan E. Blakeney, N.D.P., 1971-1982
SK - Persephone Theatre established in Saskatoon (1974)
1975 Radio (CAN) – CBC Arts Report (1975-76) recommends a return to more musical and