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Battling "Saskatchewanderers" tour province

Applicant who was rejected for swearing will tour the province after all

It was advertised as the best summer job in Saskatchewan and it’s hard to argue with that. “The Saskatchewander” — a.k.a. student Andrew Konoff, 21, is spending this summer travelling around Saskatchewan, from the Athabaska Sand Dunes to the Saskatchewan Music Festival, blogging about what he finds.

But the job was supposed to go to the person who got the most votes for their  online video application. That was Nathan Thoen, 19, — until he was disqualified by Ministry of Tourism officials who were offended by his cursing at Roughrider’s football game. “I was supporting the Riders and we all do it passionately,” he told The StarPheonix. “I was too passionate, I guess.”

But Thoen wasn’t too passionate for The Prince Albert Daily Herald, which hired him as their summer multimedia reporter. He will travel across the province, just like the Saskatchewanderer, stopping for at least one Roughrider’s football game along the way. Read about his journey right here.

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