Saskatchewan is a prairie and boreal province in western Canada, the only province without a natural border. It has an area of 651,900 square kilometres, nearly 10 percent of, fresh water, composed of rivers and the province's 100,000 lakes. Saskatchewan is bordered on the west by Alberta, on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the east by Manitoba, to the northeast by Nunavut, on the south by the U. S. states of North Dakota. As of Q3 2019, Saskatchewan's population was estimated at 1,178,657. Residents live in the southern prairie half of the province, while the northern boreal half is forested and sparsely populated. Of the total population half live in the province's largest city Saskatoon, or the provincial capital Regina. Other notable cities include Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Swift Current, North Battleford and the border city Lloydminster. Saskatchewan is a landlocked province with large distances to moderating bodies of waters; as a result, its climate is continental, rendering severe winters throughout the province.
Southern areas have warm or hot summers. Midale and Yellow Grass are tied for the highest recorded temperatures in Canada, with 45 °C observed at both locations on July 5, 1937. In winter, temperatures below −45 °C are possible in the south during extreme cold snaps. Saskatchewan has been inhabited for thousands of years by various indigenous groups. Europeans first explored the area in 1690 and first settled in the area in 1774, it became a province in 1905, carved out from the vast North-West Territories, which had until included most of the Canadian Prairies. In the early 20th century the province became known as a stronghold for Canadian social democracy; the province's economy is based on agriculture and energy. The former Lieutenant Governor, Thomas Molloy, died in office on July 2, 2019. On July 17, 2019, the federal government announced the appointment of Russell Mirasty, former Assistant Commissioner with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as the new Lieutenant Governor; the current premier is Scott Moe.
In 1992, the federal and provincial governments signed a historic land claim agreement with First Nations in Saskatchewan. The First Nations received compensation and were permitted to buy land on the open market for the bands; some First Nations have used their settlement to invest in urban areas, including Saskatoon. Its name derived from the Saskatchewan River; the river was known as kisiskāciwani-sīpiy in the Cree language. As Saskatchewan's borders follow the geographic coordinates of longitude and latitude, the province is a quadrilateral, or a shape with four sides. However, the 49th parallel boundary and the 60th northern border appear curved on globes and many maps. Additionally, the eastern boundary of the province is crooked rather than following a line of longitude, as correction lines were devised by surveyors prior to the homestead program. Saskatchewan is part of the Western Provinces and is bounded on the west by Alberta, on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the north-east by Nunavut, on the east by Manitoba, on the south by the U.
S. states of North Dakota. Saskatchewan has the distinction of being the only Canadian province for which no borders correspond to physical geographic features. Along with Alberta, Saskatchewan is one of only two land-locked provinces; the overwhelming majority of Saskatchewan's population is located in the southern third of the province, south of the 53rd parallel. Saskatchewan contains two major natural regions: the Boreal Forest in the north and the Prairies in the south, they are separated by an aspen parkland transition zone near the North Saskatchewan River on the western side of the province, near to south of the Saskatchewan River on the eastern side. Northern Saskatchewan is covered by forest except for the Lake Athabasca Sand Dunes, the largest active sand dunes in the world north of 58°, adjacent to the southern shore of Lake Athabasca. Southern Saskatchewan contains another area with sand dunes known as the "Great Sand Hills" covering over 300 square kilometres; the Cypress Hills, located in the southwestern corner of Saskatchewan and Killdeer Badlands, are areas of the province that were unglaciated during the last glaciation period, the Wisconsin glaciation.
The province's highest point, at 1,392 metres, is located in the Cypress Hills less than 2 km from the provincial boundary with Alberta. The lowest point is the shore of Lake Athabasca, at 213 metres; the province has 14 major drainage basins made up of various rivers and watersheds draining into the Arctic Ocean, Hudson Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Saskatchewan receives more hours of sunshine than any other Canadian province; the province lies far from any significant body of water. This fact, combined with its northerly latitude, gives it a warm summer, corresponding to its humid continental climate in the central and most of the eastern parts of the province, as well as the Cypress Hills. Drought can affect agricultural areas during no precipitation at all; the northern parts of Saskatchewan – from about La Ronge northward – have a subarctic climate
Kotelva is an urban-type settlement in Kotelva Raion in Poltava Oblast and the administrative centre of Kotelva Raion. Population: 12,387 Kotelva is in the northeastern area of forest on the left tributary of the Vorskla River, the Kotelva River. Kotelva is 66 km from 35 km from the nearest train station. Two settlements of the Bandaryhynska culture dating back to the 12th and 10th centuries BC were found on the outskirts of Kotelva. Kotelva was one of the earliest settlements of the Left-bank Hetmanate; the settlement emerged in the mid-16th century and in 1709 was temporarily included in Slobodian. The emergence of a new settlement on the left bank laid its development in both the political and religious areas. Kotelva was first mentioned in writing in 1582 when Hetman Skalozub told it about the attack of the Crimean state units. In 1638, inhabitants of the town first attacked against the Polish authorities in the army of Hetman Pivtorakozhuka. For ten years, during the Khmelnytsky Uprising, Kotelva inhabitants participated in battles under the leadership of Bohdan Khmelnytsky.
In the second half of the 17th century and in the first half of the 18th century Kotelva was a fortress protecting against attacks of Crimean and Nogai troops. In January 1709, Charles XII of Sweden spared the city. Deceit town came under the direct jurisdiction of Grand Duchy of Moscow and entered into the Akhtyrsky regiment of Sloboda Ukraine; the church remained subordinate to the Kyiv Metropolis. Subsequently, Kotelva rebuilt the castle in 1718. In 1722, the Akhtyrsky Regiment went into the Military College. In the 1732 census, Kotelva had a population of 3,877. In 1743, another census was held. Kotelva now had 8,433 inhabitants; the town was given a coat of arms. In 1812, the Holy Trinity Church, its largest architectural monument, was built. With a population around 20,000, Kotelva was one of the largest villages in Ukraine until 1930. At the time it had a large cottage industry involved in weaving. In 1979, the town had a population of 12,000. Yuriy Fomenko, footballer Sydir Kovpak, partisan leader
"I Need Your Love" is a song by Scottish producer and DJ Calvin Harris from his third studio album, 18 Months. The song features vocals from English singer Ellie Goulding and was released on 2 April 2013 as the album's seventh single. "I Need Your Love" is included as a bonus track on Goulding's second studio album, Halcyon. The accompanying music video, directed by Emil Nava, depicts Harris and Goulding as a romantic couple on a trip to Miami. "I Need Your Love" received favourable reviews from critics. The song reached number four on the UK Singles Chart, making Harris the first artist in UK chart history to attain eight top-10 entries from one studio album, it reached the top five in Australia, Austria and Sweden, the top 10 in Belgium and Switzerland, the top 20 in the United States. At the 2014 Brit Awards, the song was nominated for British Single of the Year, while the music video was nominated for British Video of the Year. Musically, it is written in the key of C minor and follows a chord progression of Cm—A♭—E♭—B♭.
The song has a tempo of 125 beats per minute. "I Need Your Love" received positive reviews from music critics. Robert Copsey of Digital Spy rated the song four out of five stars, stating that "it's distinctively soft-yet-throaty vocal that lifts it from the generic into something special." Sam Lansky of Idolator wrote that Goulding's "characteristically fragile, twee vocals sound more haunting in the context of Harris' futuristic electro instrumentation", adding that Harris is "in fine form here." Billboard commented that Goulding's "fragile voice carries so much warmth that no amount of synthetic clutter can dim a line like,'Tell me, do you feel the same?/Hold me in your arms again'", but felt that "Harris' beat is a bit too strenuous here". Following the release of 18 Months, "I Need Your Love" debuted at number 85 on the UK Singles Chart and at number 58 on the Irish Singles Chart in early November 2012; the song re-entered the UK chart at number 75 during the week ending 17 March 2013, selling 3,256 copies.
In its fourth week, the track jumped from number 41 to number 25 with 13,909 copies sold, becoming Harris's 16th top-40 single and Goulding's ninth. On 21 April 2013, when "I Need Your Love" jumped from number eleven to number seven with sales of 33,052 copies, Harris made chart history by becoming the first artist to achieve eight UK top-10 singles from one studio album, breaking the previous record of seven set by Michael Jackson's 1987 album Bad and subsequently equalled by 1991's Dangerous; the single jumped to its peak position of number four the following week. As of August 2013, "I Need Your Love" had sold 395,462 copies in the United Kingdom. Since its debut, "I Need Your Love" peaked at number six on the Irish chart; the song debuted at number 44 on the ARIA Singles Chart for the week commencing 11 March 2013, peaking at number three in its eighth week on the chart. In New Zealand, it entered the RIANZ Singles Chart at number 26 and peaked at number 15 for two consecutive weeks. In the United States, the song debuted at number 76 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 16, becoming Harris's fifth top-40 single and Goulding's second.
"I Need Your Love" had sold one million downloads in the United States as of September 2013. The music video for "I Need Your Love" was directed by Emil Nava and premiered on 15 April 2013, it shortens the track by omitting some of the intro music, starting with Goulding's first lines. The video starts with singing the song, she is joined by Harris. The video shifts to amateur-like footage of Goulding and Harris acting in an affectionate manner toward each other in different locations such as a resort, in a car, at a beach, at a tattoo parlor. While the supposed "camcorder" is filming at a beach where Goulding and Harris once were, it gets picked up by individual who films himself skateboarding and playing billiards. Shots of Goulding and Harris flash throughout the video it cuts back to the billiards scene, however the first individual is nowhere in sight, instead a biker prepares the billiards table before seeing the camcorder and taking it, using it to film himself riding a motorcycle along a highway.
After this, the camcorder is picked up from the sidewalk by a third individual, who uses it to film a helicopter tour of Miami. It is given to another individual jet skiing until he seems to lose the camcorder. Subsequently, the camcorder is found floating in water by a fifth individual who herself and another film each other on a boat cruise and in a nightclub where Harris is performing as a DJ. Harris is seen dancing with Goulding from afar; as the camera moves towards Harris, he reaches out and holds it, aiming the view at the nightclub's audience. Scenes of the music video flash back in rapid succession, leading to the ending of the video with Harris setting the camera down and getting into bed with Goulding in the same bedroom as at the beginning of the video; the music video for "I Need Your Love" was nominated for Best Collaboration and Best Song of the Summer at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. On 3 April 2015, an alternate music video for "I Need Your Love" was leaked online; this version of the video "has a darker theme.
It centers on Goulding as she wears an all-black outfit while singing alone in the middle of dim-lit place surrounded by fog." Throughout the video, it depicts a fight between two men. Credits adapted