306 Area Code BBSes Through History (80's Version)

MAP OF THE 306 AREA CODE
306-242-3134
SASKATOON, CANADA
RBBS IBM PC S.P.C.U.G, Saskatoon PC UG
(1985-1989)
306-244-3068
SASKATOON, CANADA
Benden Weyr, Benden Weyr (HST), North Echo Hub
(1988-1989)
Ken Read
306-244-4916
SASKATOON, CANADA
Net Echo Coordinator, North Echo Hub, Treasure Isle
(1989-1990)
Colten Edwards
306-244-8378
SASKATOON, CANADA
Software Library
(1987-1991)
Ken Read
306-345-2265
PENSE, CANADA
Genesis III
(1988)
Jeff Giesinger
306-347-4420
REGINA, CANADA
Sask Echo Hub, SaskTel-2
(1986-1987)
Ken Ganshirt
306-347-4493
REGINA, CANADA
Regina BBS, REGINA FIDO, Regina Fido BBS, Sask Net, Sask-Net
(1986-1991)
Bob Swift, Ken GanshirtFidoNet
306-352-3236
REGINA, CANADA
The Bit Bucket
(1987-1992)
Bart Ritchie
306-352-9796
REGINA, CANADA
Cellar Dweller
(1989-1990)
Shane Maitland
306-372-4831
LUSELAND, CANADA
I NODE It Would Come To This
(1989-1990)
Norm Woodward
306-373-5029
SASKATOON, CANADA
Computer-Link
(1989-1990)
Jim Rea
306-373-6418
SASKATOON, CANADA
The Cellar
(1988-1989)
Bryan Mierau
306-374-2191
SASKATOON, CANADA
ENSEMBLE, Ensemble BBS
(1989-1994)
Ron Ford
306-382-5746
SASKATOON, CANADA
Benden Weyr, Net Echo Coordinator, Sask Net
(1989-1997)
Ken Read
306-382-8483
SASKATOON, CANADA
North Village
(1988)
James West
306-384-0572
SASKATOON, CANADA
Northern Nights
(1989-1995)
Harlan Edwards
306-384-0836
SASKATOON, CANADA
North Village, Saskatoon Mail Hub
(1989-1996)
James West
306-384-2844
SASKATOON, CANADA
Benden Weyr
(1986-1987)
Ken Read
306-384-8105
SASKATOON, CANADA
Bear's Revenge
(1988)
Barry Braun
306-463-3117
KINDERSLEY, CANADA
Kindersley Region Echo 1, Kindersley Region Mail Hub, Reg 17 SDS Coord, The Big Electric Cat, West Echo Hub
(1989-1994)
Frank Cox
306-543-1949
REGINA, CANADA
Ganshirt At Home, Region 17 Olde Pharte, SaskTel-1
(1986-1998)
Ken Ganshirt
306-543-7683
Regina, SK
C.U.G.S. BBS (Commodore Users Group of Saskatchewan)
(1984-1996)
Barry Bircher, Tristan MillerEBBS 128
"For most of the BBS's life it was run on EBBS on a Commodore 128 with several ancient Commodore 4040 dual disk drives to store the message boards and file database." - Barry Bircher
306-565-8538
REGINA, CANADA
Negative Zone
(1987-1989)
Grant Wagner
306-569-1792
REGINA, CANADA
BIG BANG Burger Bar
(1989-1992)
Darryl Gregorash
306-585-0298
REGINA, CANADA
Fernando's Retreat, Fernando's Retreat (HST), South Echo Hub, South Echo One
(1987-1996)
Colin Campbell
306-586-1551
REGINA, CANADA
DataForce III, Polestar BBS, Polestar Opus, Regina Mail Hub, South Echo Hub, South Echo Two
(1987-1994)
Bryce Eckstein, VE5EK
306-586-2692
REGINA, CANADA
Magic Fountain Opus
(1987-1991)
Scott Wilson
306-586-5585
REGINA, CANADA
Regina RCPM/RBBS
(1984-1985)
Leigh Calnek, Ted Quade
306-586-9457
REGINA, CANADA
Quantum Leap OPUS, South Echo Hub
(1989)
Byron Leoppky
306-634-9912
ESTEVAN, CANADA
The Nutwork
(1989)
Jeff Sandquist
306-634-9935
ESTEVAN, CANADA
ESTEVAN FIDO, POWER STATION, Power Station (HST), Sask Net, SouthEast Echo Hub
(1986-1992)
Bob SwiftFidoNet
306-652-8088
SASKATOON, CANADA
Xerox Service II
(1989-1990)
John Bowden
306-664-2960
SASKATOON, CANADA
North Echo 1, North Echo Hub, North Echo Hub 1, The Cellar, The Neon Empire, The Shack
(1989-1993)
Richard D. Bonebrake, Bryan Mierau, Rory Bonebrake
306-665-6633
SASKATOON, CANADA
North Village, The North Village
(1986-1988)
James West
306-665-7665
SASKATOON, CANADA
Xerox Service III
(1989-1990)
John Bowden
306-692-4734
MOOSE JAW, CANADA
Midnight Express
(1988)
Kirby Baum
306-693-7279
MOOSE JAW, CANADA
The Sport Nuts BBS
(1989)
Peter Langevin
306-694-1579
MOOSE JAW, CANADA
Cyber-Babble Opus
(1987-1988)
Andy Tane
306-694-4064
MOOSE JAW, CANADA
The Royal Flush
(1989)
Walter Roy
306-694-5583
MOOSE JAW, CANADA
Moose Jaw FIDO, Moose Jaw Opus
(1987-1988)
Doug JohnsonFidoNet
306-694-6356
MOOSE JAW, CANADA
Moose Jaw File Exchange, Moose Jaw Mail Hub
(1989)
Doug Johnson
306-757-1865
REGINA, CANADA
EDPA Regina Chapter
(1988)
Stuart Holtby
306-757-5699
REGINA, CANADA
Tesseract
(1988)
306-764-0888
Prince Albert, Sask
Computer Answers BBS, iNET2000.com, Kilroy's World, Prince Albert Echo 1
(1982-Present)
Todd ChamberlainWildcat, DLG, Excelsior
"This BBS has undergone MANY changes and revisions over the years. AFAIK, it's the oldest BBS in Saskatchewan, and most probably one of the oldest anywhere. It certainly was the first BBS in Prince Albert, the first to have multiple lines, the first to have online games, the first to offer HST & 56K, and the first to use an optional graphical terminal program.

"When I was in grade 12 (1981) I got a Texas Instruments TI99/4A and began programing to beat the band. Later that year, I got a job at a Video store selling Vic 20's, and our company communications were done over 'DataPac' Packet service, where I was fasinated with the online services and games (Wumpus Hunt!!!) that were avaialble on DataPac connected computers.

"Around Christmas 1982, I had one of the first Commodore 64's available, and the first order of business was to program a BBS program and to get it online. Within a few days, KILROY'S WORLD was online in a very primative form. Over the next couple years, I wrote what I modesly called TWFBBS (The Worlds Fastest BBS) plus I added 4 Disk Drives for the largest online file library and message base anywhere, 300 Baud modem, in all it's glory!

"In 1985, I went to see my first Amiga 1000, and one look at the Boing Demo and I was sold. I bought an Amiga 1000, an Extra Disk Drive, the extra memory and a modem. My Commodore 64 BBS software was in BASIC, so it was relatively easy to translate to the Amiga, and within days, the faster more powerful Amiga BBS was online, complete with two 880K drives (WOW, over 1.7 MegaBytes!). Shortly thereafter, commercial Amiga BBS software came available, and I finally retired TWFBBS software in favour of DLG Pro, which in allowed me to add a second modem and to become Prince Albert's first multiline BBS, and the MultiTasking allowed another first - online games.

"In 1987, I opened a retail computer store, Computer Answers, and with the introduction of the Amiga 2000, we could add a hard drive, and eventually Multi-Serial boards to support 8 modems. We also changed the name of the BBS from 'Kilroy's World' to 'Computer Answers BBS' to better reflect where the loot was coming from to finance the operation. The store also allowed us to expand the number of lines - we had 2 lines dedicated to the BBS (764-0088 and 764-0888) but after hours, we also added the three store business lines to have a five line BBS - unheard of at the time. We also constantly kept on the leading edge of modem technology, moving to 2400 baud, and 9600 baud Intel modems as soon as they were available. We also took advantage of USR's BBS/Sysop offer and moved to HST/Dual Standard modems to support both HST and V.32 standards as soon as they were available.

"I should also give a nod to other BBS Pioneers from Prince Albert - Howard Weitzel, Ken Harrison, Glen Outlette, Mark Warner and Trevor Cook to name ome of the most notable. They ran the gambit - Howard worked was a middle aged man working for SaskTel, while Ken Harrison was a 12 year old with his Atari ST, but all with the same passion for computers and telecommunications that I had.

"By 1997, we had 8 dedicated lines, with an automatic hunt group, and a 1 GigaByte SCSI Hard Drive. DLG Pro had served us very well, but there were a limited number of games available, and Boardwatch magazine had ads and reviews for WorldGroup and Wildcat software that caught my attention. We choose Wildcat, largely because they were supporting this new graphics protocal named 'HTML'. We just a feeling it was going to catch on. ;^) In January 1997, we moved to Windows and Wildcat software, again brining several more 1st to Saskatchewan - Graphic Terminal program and FidoNet communication. In July 1997, we added the Wildcat 'Internet Connectivity Package' to allow us to migrate from the BBS to the ISP World, and www.iNET2000.com was born.

"Over it's lifetime, Kilroy's World / Computer Answers BBS had 1107 registered users and accepted 2,168,944 calls. Yes, I said 2 Million, 168 thousand, 944 calls.

"Currently (as of March 2006) our ISP Business offers Internet Connectivity via Satellite and Wireless Internet accounts, but we still offer 64 dialup lines for 56K - V.92 modem users. Our Wildcat BBS software no longer answers the modems, this is now done on Total Control V.92 / PPP modem pools, however, we still run our Wildcat BBS / Telnet / Files / Message base at the center of it all. Of course, most new customers have no use for it, and no idea that it's even there, and with the advent of fle sharing and forums, the Wildcat file & message bases are no longer unique. However, every now and then when I walk into the server room, I look at my 64 port Modem Racks, network switches and firewalls, plus a dozen servers doing DNS, Mail and Hosting services, and I have to smile - Man! Now that's a Big BBS!" - Todd Chamberlain

306-777-4420
REGINA, CANADA
SaskTel 1
(1989-1994)
Ken Ganshirt
306-777-4493
REGINA, CANADA
MR. ComTek, Regina FIDO, Regina Mail Hub
(1988-2001)
Jim McBride, Ken Ganshirt, Richard WolbaumFidoNet
306-779-1237
REGINA, CANADA
South Echo Three, TeeWunKay
(1987-1996)
Garry Ehman
306-782-1355
YORKTON, CANADA
East Echo Hub, Yorkton Area Opus, Yorkton Fido
(1987-1992)
Warren GamracyFidoNet
306-789-0690
REGINA, CANADA
Sask ROS
(1987-1988)
Eero Makela
306-789-7883
REGINA, CANADA
Shadowland
(1987-1988)
Bob Hamilton
306-789-8989
REGINA, CANADA
Shadowland II, ShadowLnd2
(1988-1990)
Bob Hamilton
306-922-3238
Prince Albert, Sask
Aurora BBS
(1982-1986)
Ken Harrison
306-922-5700
Prince Albert, SK
Monkey Heaven
(1985-1991)
Glen OuellettemeBBS
"Multiline BBS, had 3 lines but I forget the other numbers it had (I think 922-5700 5701 5702 but I could be mistaken). Was the first multiline BBS in Prince Albert, the Amiga made that possible (all 3 modems were in one computer). Was also the only BBS to feature multiplayer online games (over 50 different games including a few self-authored games). Monkey Heaven was the Canadian hub for MEBBSnet (similar to FIDOnet, but smaller and targeted mainly at Amiga BBSes) and the Canadian support site for meBBS BBS software and a number of Amiga BBS boardgames. Monkey Heaven BBS went down when I moved to Saskatoon to go to UofS, reopened a single line BBS there for a couple months but it wasn't the same so it eventually shut down forever. Besides, the internet was the way of the future. :)" - Glen Ouellette
306-931-9249
SASKATOON, CANADA
The Pirates Cove
(1986)
Hans Lotzkat
306-934-2026
SASKATOON, CANADA
North Village, Saskatoon Mail Hub
(1989)
James West
306-934-2919
SASKATOON, CANADA
Xerox Service, Xerox Service (HST), Xerox Service I
(1987-1990)
John Bowden
306-934-6079
SASKATOON, CANADA
Information Society, The Asylum, Trash City
(1988-1994)
Paul Sherrard, Jason BrownridgeWWIV, TUB
306-949-0178
REGINA, CANADA
Wizard's Wand Opus
(1987-1988)
Don Best
306-955-8252
SASKATOON, CANADA
Trash City Opus
(1989)
Simon Giles
306-966-4857
SASKATOON, CANADA
U of S Computing Services
(1989-1993)
Kevin Lowey
58 Sysops currently listed.
60 BBSes Listed.