Aylesbury, Saskatchewan

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Village of Aylesbury
Village
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Village of Aylesbury is located in Saskatchewan
Village of Aylesbury
Village of Aylesbury
Coordinates: 50°56′20″N 105°41′38″W / 50.939°N 105.694°W / 50.939; -105.694
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region South-central Saskatchewan
Census division 17
Rural Municipality Craik
Post office Founded N/A
Incorporated (Village) N/A
Incorporated (Town) 1910
Government
 • Mayor Nigel McAlpine
 • Administrator Doris Adrienne Florness
 • Governing body Aylesbury Village Council
Area[1]
 • Total 1.28 km2 (0.49 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 42
 • Density 32.81/km2 (85.0/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0G 0B0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 11
Waterways Last Mountain Lake
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Aylesbury is a village in south-central Saskatchewan, Canada, approximately 60 km north of Moose Jaw. Aylesbury is part of the Rural Municipality of Craik. It incorporated as a town in 1910.[7]

A Parrish & Heimbecker grain elevator was constructed in 1906 and was the last elevator to operate in Aylesbury, up until the mid-1990s. It was demolished in October 2009. Aylesbury School opened in 1909; years later it would close and its students sent to the school in nearby Craik.[7][8]

In the 1980s, it received national media attention when residents rallied in an (ultimately unsuccessful) attempt to convince Canada Post not to close the town's post office. Today the Canada Post service is contracted to the Aylesbury Hotel.

As part of a series of monuments in towns along Highway 11, a life-size ox and cart was erected outside Aylesbury in 1999. It was created by Don Wilkins, who also created metal sculptures for the neighbouring towns of Craik and Girvin.[9]

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  1. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Saskatchewan)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  2. ^ a b c "Corrections and updates". Statistics Canada. 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  3. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters 
  4. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System [dead link]
  5. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency 
  6. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line 
  7. ^ a b "Village of Aylesbury, SK Canada". Town of Craik. Archived from the original on 29 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  8. ^ "Saskatchewan Hansard" (PDF). Queen's Printer. July 29, 1992. p. 1839. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  9. ^ Yanciw, David (August 19, 2002). "Village of Aylesbury, Saskatchewan". Big Things - The Monuments of Canada. Archived from the original on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  10. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  11. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 

Coordinates: 50°56′20″N 105°41′38″W / 50.939°N 105.694°W / 50.939; -105.694