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Appendix E: Timeline: Saskatchewan and Radio History

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1953

CBC TV Transmitter opens in Vancouver.

1954

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.

1957

SK - Estevan incorporated.

1958

SK – Lloydminster incorporated.

1960

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.

1961

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

1962

SK – NDP implements Medicare, the first compulsory medical care program in North America. Saskatchewan Doctors strike.

1964

SK – Premier W. Ross Thatcher, Liberal, 1964-1971

1965

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).

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    Regina’s Theatre Saskatchewan (1966-1970)

1969

SK - Saskatchewan Writers Guild formed

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    Saskatchewan farmers build Vancouver Terminal.

1971

SK - Premier Allan E. Blakeney, N.D.P., 1971-1982

1974

SK - Persephone Theatre established in Saskatoon (1974)

1975 Radio (CAN) CBC Arts Report (1975-76) recommends a return to more musical and

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