Blaine Lake

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Blaine Lake
Town
Town of Blaine Lake
Main Street
Main Street
Motto: "Gateway to the Lakes"
Coordinates: 52°49′42″N 106°52′53″W / 52.82833°N 106.88139°W / 52.82833; -106.88139
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural Municipality Blaine Lake No. 434, Saskatchewan
Post Office opened 1903
Incorporated 1912
Government
 • Mayor Andy Ciona
 • Blaine Lake Town Council
Area
 • Total 1.75 km2 (0.68 sq mi)
Elevation 519 m (1,703 ft)
Population (2011 Census)
 • Total 510
 • Density 261.6/km2 (678/sq mi)
 • Demonym Blaine Laker
Time zone UTC (UTC−6)
Postal code span S0J 0J0
Area code(s) 306
NTS Map 073B15
GNBC Code HAECA
Website Town of Blaine Lake
[1][2][3]

Blaine Lake is a town in central Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located 85 km north of Saskatoon, 104 km southwest of Prince Albert and 104 km east of North Battleford at the junction of Highway 12 and Highway 40. Nearby are the urban centres of Shellbrook and Rosthern.

History[edit]

Blaine Lake was incorporated in 1912, taking its name from a nearby lake.

The historic CN train station that now houses the Blaine Lake Wapiti Library along with the local town museum was built in 1912 two years after the rail line between Prince Albert and North Battleford was constructed and served the community until 1973. [4]

Historic Buildings[edit]

A number of heritage buildings are located within the community: St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church built in 1914, [5] the Doukhobor Prayer Home built in 1931 [6] and the CN Station Building built in 1912. [4]

CN Station Building
Grain elevators

Demographics[edit]

Amenities[edit]

Blaine Lake is known for being "The Gateway to the Lakes!" as many lakes, campgrounds, golf courses and tourist attractions are located within a short distance from the town.

The community has a curling rink, a skating rink, grocery store, hardware store, bank, post office, several restaurants and two gas stations. Other businesses include a SARCAN recycle depot, an insurance broker, a veterinarian, a metal fabricator, a sign shop and several construction contractors.

Education[edit]

Blaine Lake has an elementary and high school called the Blaine Lake Composite School. It has 175 students[9] and is in the Prairie Spirit School Division # 206.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  3. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005). "Elections Canada On-line". Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  4. ^ a b "CN Station Building". Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  5. ^ "St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church". Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  6. ^ "Doukhobor Prayer Home". Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  7. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  8. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  9. ^ "Active List of Saskatchewan Schools". 2013-09-30. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  10. ^ "Prairie Spirit School Division # 206". Retrieved 2013-04-20. 

External links[edit]

North: Marcelin
West: Krydor Blaine Lake East: Wingard
South: Petrofka

Coordinates: 52°50′N 106°53′W / 52.833°N 106.883°W / 52.833; -106.883 (Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan)