Bienfait

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Bienfait, Saskatchewan
Town
Bienfait is located in Saskatchewan
Bienfait
Location of Bienfait in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 49°08′47″N 102°47′44″W / 49.1465°N 102.7956°W / 49.1465; -102.7956
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region South East, Saskatchewan
Census division 1
Post office established 1893
Village Apr 16, 1912
Town March 1, 1957
Government
 • Mayor Jamie Bonokoski
Area
 • Total 3.09 km2 (1.19 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 780
 • Density 252.4/km2 (654/sq mi)
Postal code S0C 0M0
Area code(s) 306
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Bienfait /ˈbnft/ is a town in Saskatchewan on Highway 18 located 14 km (9 miles) east of Estevan.

History[edit]

The town of Bienfait was incorporated as the Village of Bienfait on April 16, 1912 becoming a town on March 1, 1957. The town was named by the Canadian Pacific Railway after Antoine Charles Bienfait, who was a banker with Adolphe Boissevain & Company of Amsterdam due to the firms involved in the sale of CP shares in Europe.[3]

In 1931 striking coal miners marched from Bienfait to nearby Estevan, resulting in the Estevan Riot.

Demographics[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 6 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  3. ^ Bienfait Saskatchewan, History and Genealogy Page
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-12-24. 
  • Endicott, Stephen (2002). Bienfait: The Saskatchewan Miners' Struggle of '31. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ISBN 0-8020-8452-4. 


Coordinates: 49°09′00″N 102°48′00″W / 49.150°N 102.800°W / 49.150; -102.800