I am now fascinated with this little mining town near the border with Quebec. They even have a Community Beautification and Enhancement Committee and the town has a simple website to instruct community members on lawn care, suitable trees and shrubs and greenhouse growing. They didn't include any list of hardy perennials for their area, which I would have been really interested to see. Community gardens and composting are encouraged by the province of Newfoundland, which would also be a really smart move in Saskatchewan's northern towns. For goodness sakes, gardening would provide some useful physical activity and healthy food to combat the diabetes and obesity that is devastating the local aboriginal population. Maybe the local deepfried chicken joint could sponsor a nice new greenhouse (it would be non-smoking, of course)!
Hurrah to the Newfoundland and Labrador gardeners! May your gardens flourish atop the permafrost.