Friday 29 September 2023

White Bear, Saskatchewan - Dale Redekopp

White Bear is located northwest of Kyle. The community got its name from the probable sighting of a white prairie grizzly bear there in the late 1800's. White Bear was an active community in the 1930's with about 250 residents, and numerous commercial establishments including four grain elevators. The last elevator, a well photographed Pioneer with a leaning annex was struck by lightning and destroyed in Jun 2017. It still can be seen on Google Street Views from 2014.  The only commercial establishment still open in town is the White Bear Hotel. The population was 25 in 2021, up from 10 in 2016.

1 comment:

  1. Despite the condition of the rest of the hamlet, the bear statue looks like it's had a fresh coat of paint recently!