Because of a unique combination of geographic and meteorological factors, Saskatchewan typically enjoys a lot of sunshine. Estevan, in fact, bills itself as the sunshine capital of Canada. And on Nov. 15, according to a SaskTel press release, Saskatchewan will get even sunnier. That’s the day when the Crown Corp will begin offering the Sun News Network as part of its Max Entertainment Service.

“Sun News provides a unique perspective on news and current affairs,” Ron Styles, SaskTel CEO is quoted as saying in the press release. “We’re pleased to add a new voice to our large and diverse SaskTel Max channel lineup.”

“The addition of SaskTel to the growing list of cable and satellite providers who offer Sun News should be a relief to those who are tired of the status-quo news options,” Luc Lavoie, Head of Development for Sun News chimed in. “Sun News is a voice for the west and we’re looking forward to having stories that are relevant to the people of Saskatchewan continue to play a major role in our daily coverage.”

Not only is Sun News coming to Saskatchewan. SaskTel Max customers will even receive a free trial until Jan. 31, 2012. It will be available as part of the Knowledge Plus Theme Pack on channel 69. Based on early reviews, I’d say Sun News is on the Plus side of the “Knowledge Plus” equation as in Knowledge Plus Looney Right Wing Raving About Issues That Are Infinitely More Complex Than Our News and Current Affairs Programs Admit.