The "Welcome to Canora" statue, named "Lesia"
|Motto: "Heart of Good Spirit Country"|
|Census division||No. 9|
|Rural Municipality||Good Lake|
|Post Office Founded||1904|
|• Mayor||Terry Dennis (2009)|
|• Town Manager||Michael Mykytyshyn|
|• Governing body||Canora Town Council|
|• M.P., Yorkton—Melville||Garry Breitkreuz (2011)|
|• M.L.A., Canora-Pelly||Ken Krawetz (2011)|
|• Total||7.31 km2 (2.82 sq mi)|
|• Density||303.7/km2 (787/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CST (UTC-6)|
|Postal code||S0A 0L0|
|Highways||Hwy 5 / Hwy 9|
|Railways||Canadian National (freight),
Via Rail (passenger)
|Waterways||Whitesand River Assiniboine River|
Centrally located on the corners of four adjacent rural municipalities, the community is home to approximately 2,400 residents and draws upon a substantial trading area. Canora's unusual name comes from the first two letters of the words "Canadian Northern Railway".
Canora is known as the "Heart of Good Spirit Country" as a result of its proximity to several lakes and parks, including Crystal Lake, Good Spirit Lake and Duck Mountain Provincial Park. The area is home to Saskatchewan’s greatest number of golf courses per capita and boasts one of the highest tee traffic counts in the province.
The town was judged to have the best-tasting municipal water in Canada at the 13th annual international water tasting competition held in 2003 in Bath (Berkeley Springs), West Virginia, USA. Canora’s water, supplied by several ground wells northeast of the community, also placed fourth internationally at the competition that received entries from eight countries and 23 states. Free samples of this great-tasting water are available at the CN Station House Museum during the summer months.
Canora is protected by the Canora-Sturgis RCMP detachment. The detachment has 8 members, between Canora and Sturgis.
Canora and area is served by a full-time Ambulance service – consisting of 3 PCP's, 3 ICP's, and two ACP's.
Canora's fire protection is provided by 21 professionally trained and certified paid-per-call staff. Along with fire protection they also provide rescue services such as vehicle extrication. Their services are also utilised in surrounding Rural Municipalities.
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- Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-03-20.
- "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
- "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
|Good Spirit Lake||Yorkton||Wroxton|