REGINA - There is growing debate over the Saskatchewan government's decision to replace the iconic wheat sheaf on the province's website, news releases and letterhead.

A new logo featuring two golden lines swooshing over a green provincial background appeared suddenly Thursday.

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Comments on radio shows and websites have been divided on the change.

New Democrat Buckley Belanger says the sneaky replacement of the heritage symbol isn't what Saskatchewan people asked for.

The old wheat sheaf emblem is protected by law and there was a public outcry when the Saskatchewan Party government tried to ditch it in 2007.

The government says the wheat sheaf will continue to be used on signage and the official pin.

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  • Jay Baron

    Province of Saskatchewan gets a new logo I was expecting just an arrow pointing to Alberta. via @SLangeneggerCBC http://t.co/ZpA1LGzn

  • Day Nim Ree

    @SLangeneggerCBC oh I get it, the logo is a chunk of crumbling Saskatchewan single-lane highway.

  • Karen Rooney

    Interesting...not sure what I think yet! #Saskatchewan gov. changes iconic wheat sheaf logo on news releases http://t.co/oxtTe2eb #skpoli

  • Danya Cosgrove

    I kinda like the new SK logo. Settle down ppl, its not the end of the world! That was last month :) #saskatchewan #prairieproblems

  • Len Wassill

    Two thumbs up from me. “@SaskREALTORS: I think the new logo looks great! How about you? http://t.co/Kxkg0PxC”

  • Evan

    @dcbarrett_ mocking the expenditure of sask tourism on "Saskatchewan!" Logo thingy.

  • Curt Borys

    Hard to compare. Love the old one, but this is nice MT @leaderpost Do you like Saskatchewan's new provincial logo? http://t.co/irPDVRis

  • Nikki

    RT @WaywardReporter: If twitter ran Saskatchewan we'd have an old logo on news releases, three new stadiums (one for the homeless) & Premier Brent Butt #skpoli

  • Jeremy Warren

    If twitter ran Saskatchewan we'd have an old logo on news releases, three new stadiums (one for the homeless) & Premier Brent Butt #skpoli

  • SaskREALTORS

    I think the new logo looks great! How about you? http://t.co/WyRQjekJ

  • Boyd Erman

    Am I wrong? Like a bird beak eating Saskatchewan. http://t.co/MUO3Lm2T

  • Robert Thomas

    I see they upgraded the logo for news releases to reflect the New Saskatchewan whilst the Speaker's dress code represents the Old #skpoli

  • Christa Ross

    Say it isn't so! MT: @CBCSask: Sask. government dumping wheat sheaf logo #sk http://t.co/gUtSmgwS"

  • Roberta Barrington

    Looks like the Government of Saskatchewan is one of those clients who just wants to swoosh it up. #lazydesign #skpoli http://t.co/qcbKukWd

  • Roberta Barrington

    @theotherHilary OMG WE HAVE AN ARBITRARY SWOOSH LOGO. Frick. #saskatchewan #logo #lazydesign @bradwall

  • David MacLean

    @SLangeneggerCBC the wheat sheaf made me think Saskatchewan is a grain elevator...what does Alberta's logo say? Nothing.

  • shane doucette

    what the hell is the new Saskatchewan Logo supposed to be, besides ugly? it makes no sense, and the design is bizarre. /cc:@PremierBradWall

  • Murray Mandryk

    @SLangeneggerCBC Maybe the new logo is just a crass attempt to sell more Saskatchewan jerseys ... like they do in the NHL.... #skpoli

  • Medicine Hat News

    RT @josh_wingrove: I guess this is the new Saskatchewan logo. http://t.co/BiZwPsJH

  • Jennifer Graham

    Flashback. There was a public outcry in 2007 when the newly-elected Saskatchewan Party gov't tried to ditch the wheat sheaf logo. #skpoli


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