Scouting May 2008


This is the trip where I was starting to realize that making an entry to this building was becoming a reality. This is the first time that I saw any evidence that people were getting inside. I noticed some spray paint on part of the 5th floor admin area. I began to grow excited to know that this place would probably be accessible soon; however it was upsetting to see that this beautiful historic building was probably going to be destroyed.

I canít even begin to explain my feelings about this place. I know that not all history is warm and fuzzy, but it is still important in my opinion. A building of this age and historical importance is rare to come across in Saskatchewan. I know that a building of this size and age was very expensive for the provincial government to maintain, however why could they not save even a small portion of it and make it a museum or at least pressure the federal government to contribute or make it a national historic site?

I did what I could to try to convince local MLAís and MPís to pressure their leaders to save it. All requests fell on deaf ears. I am thoroughly disgusted with Brad Wall and Stephen Harper for flushing our history and culture down the toilet. I know for a fact that if this facility was in Quebec it would have been saved, but no one down east cares about Saskatchewan until its time to rape us of our natural resource dollars.


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Weyburn Mental Hospital
The South West Wing - The main floor of this wing was one of the last areas in use as a health care facility


Weyburn Mental Hospital
The end of the south west wing


Weyburn Mental Hospital
Front enterance


Weyburn Mental Hospital
The end of the south east wing


Weyburn Mental Hospital
The north east wing


Weyburn Mental Hospital
Back of the admin section with auditorium on the left



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