The Weyburn Water Tower at sunrise. This historical landmark sits high on Signal Hill and can be seen for miles in all directions. When I last saw it about twelve years ago it was looking unloved but on this visit I was pleased to see that it had been painted and was looking pretty spiffy.
There are three other "lighthouse" shaped water towers in Saskatchewan, at Kamsack, Humboldt and Kerrobert, but I believe the one in Weyburn is the oldest being built in 1909.
Signal Hill was a native settlement where the smoke signals created there could be seen a great distance. W.O. Mitchell was born in Weyburn and Tommy Douglas called it home.
- Michael Truman