The City of Weyburn is a dynamic and progressive municipality located in the heart of Southeast Saskatchewan. Nestled in the Southeast corner of Saskatchewan, Weyburn is a thriving prairie City with much to offer to both its residents and tourists alike. Records indicate the community of Weyburn was founded in 1899 when people started to arrive and a settlement started to take shape around a station house and freight shed. 1902 was a boom year with an invasion of Americans brought in new business enterprises from across the border and Weyburn was incorporated as a village. Weyburn was incorporated as a town, and achieved City status on September 1, 1913.
Some people claim Weyburn was named after a railway man who supervised the laying of steel. There are others however, who insist that the City got its name from a Scot. There is a story that on a hot summer’s afternoon, an exploring Scot, upon coming across the Souris River, exclaimed — Wee Burn! — and hence, the community became Wee Burn, later changed to Weyburn.
Weyburn's Economic Development Office is the central point of contact for business assistance. The Office seeks to foster economic growth in the Weyburn Region by working with investors, government and community partners. At this time, Weyburn Regional Economic Development represents two municipalities: the City of Weyburn and the Rural Municipality of Weyburn #67.
Divya Mehra works in sculpture, print, drawing, artist books, installation, advertising, video, and film and is known for her meticulous attention to the interaction of form, medium, and site. Recontextualizing references found in music, literature, and current affairs, her acerbic body of work addresses the long-term effects of colonization and institutional racism. Mehra’s work has been presented as part of exhibitions, screenings, and commissions, including with Creative Time (New York), MoMA PS1 (New York), MTV (New York), the Queens Museum (New York), MASS MoCA (North Adams), Artspeak (Vancouver), Justina M. Barnicke Gallery (Toronto), the Images Festival (Toronto), the Beijing 798 Biennale (Beijing), BielefelderKunstverein (Bielefeld), and Latitude 28 (Delhi). Mehra holds an MFA from Columbia University and is represented by Georgia Sherman Projects. In 2017 she was shortlisted for the Sobey Art Award.