Assiniboia, Saskatchewan

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Assiniboia
Grain elevator in Assiniboia
Grain elevator in Assiniboia
Assiniboia, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Assiniboia, Saskatchewan
Location of Assiniboia in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 49°37′N 105°59′W / 49.617°N 105.983°W / 49.617; -105.983
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
Federal Electoral District Cypress Hills-Grasslands
Provincial Constituency Constituency of Wood River
Village 22 December 1912
Town 1913
Government
 • Mayor Bob Himbeault
 • Member of the Legislative Assembly Yogi Huyghebaert
 • Member of Parliament David L. Anderson
Area
 • Land 3.78 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,418
 • Density 247.0/km2 (639.8/sq mi)
Demonym Assiniboian
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
Website Town of Assiniboia
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Assiniboia is a town in south central Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located 110 kilometres (68 mi) south-southwest of Moose Jaw beside Highway 2 and Highway 13.

History[edit]

The Dominion Land Survey's description of the area around Assiniboia is Sec.18, Twp.8, R.29, W2. It was first settled by people of English, French, Romanian, Scottish and Scandinavian descent.[2] From 30 March 1908 to 23 November 1912, the post office at this location was named Leeville, Saskatchewan.[3]

The settlement of Assiniboia originated on 12 October 1912, when the Canadian Pacific Railway put 980 lots up for sale at the townsite as it built a branch line through southern Saskatchewan. The community grew rapidly and on 22 December 1912, it was incorporated as a village. In 1913, the population rose from 400 to 1,400, and the community was incorporated as a town. The town's name comes from the former district of Assiniboia, in which the town is located.[4]

During the Great Depression, town officials employed out-of-work men to construct the Assiniboia's sewer system. Unfortunately, the town could not afford to operate it until 1948.[2]

The RCAF Station Assiniboia WWII airfield, (now operated as the Assiniboia Airport) is located 6 miles north of Assiniboia. It was used for elementary flight school training during the World War II years of 1942-1944.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Climate[edit]

Education[edit]

  • Seventh Avenue School (kindergarten - grade 4)
  • Assiniboia Elementary School (grades 5 - 8)
  • Assiniboia Composite High School (grades 9 - 12)
  • Southeast Regional College - Assiniboia Campus (post-secondary)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality Details". Municipal Directory System. Ministry of Municipal Affairs. 2 November 2009. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  2. ^ a b McLennan, David (2006). "Assiniboia". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Canadian Plains Research Center. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  3. ^ "Assiniboia". Post Offices and Postmasters. Library and Archives Canada. 31 January 2007. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  4. ^ "Community Profile" (PDF). Town of Assiniboia. 10 October 2006. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  5. ^ "BCATP Schools". Flight Ontario. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 
  6. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-11-12. 
  7. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  8. ^ "Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000". Environment Canada. Retrieved 2011-01-22. 

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