Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344
|Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344|
Rural Municipality Office and Police Station
|• Reeve||Judy Harwood|
|• Governing body||Council of the RM|
|• Total||1,978.14 km2 (763.76 sq mi)|
|• Density||4.2/km2 (11/sq mi)|
|Postal code||S7K 5W1 (for RM office)|
The Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344, Saskatchewan surrounds the city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. RM of Corman Park No. 344 started as a 3 × 3 township square RM, and expanded to a very large RM. It was formed in 1970 according to the Saskatchewan Gazette by combining the smaller rural municipalities of Cory 344, Warman 374, and Park 375. RM 374 Warman and RM 375 Park were disorganized at the end of 1969. The rural municipality must work closely with the Meewasin Valley Authority that has responsibility for the area around the Saskatchewan River.
Municipal historical properties
The rural municipality has two designated historical properties:
- Opimihaw (now referred to as Wanuskewin Heritage Park) is a 58 hectare property with 14 precontact archaeological sites in the Opimihaw Creek valley.
- Bone Trail in the 1800s buffalo bones were collected on the prairie, and transported along this trail to Saskatoon for transfer onto rail cars so that they could be sent to eastern Canada where they were crushed into fertilizer.
As of the census in 2001, there were 8,093 people living in the RM of Corman Park. By the 2006 census, the population had increased 3.8%, to 8,351. It has by far the largest population of any rural municipality in Saskatchewan, more than double that of the next largest (Buckland No. 491 in 2001; Edenwold No. 158 in 2006). The area immediately surrounding Saskatoon is part of the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority. The South Saskatchewan River flows from the southwest corner to the northeast corner of the RM. Besides the city of Saskatoon, which lies southeast of the RM's centre, the other independently governed communities that are enclaved within the borders of Corman Park are the cities of Martensville and Warman, and the towns of Dalmeny, Langham, and Osler.
The offices for the RM are located in Lawson Heights, Saskatoon. All rural municipalities have elected councils, along with an elected head called a reeve. As of October 24, 2012 the reeve is Judy Harwood, and the councilors are:
- Division 1: John Germs
- Division 2: Sherry Mervold
- Division 3: David Fox
- Division 4: Gordon Gunoff
- Division 5: Ken Beauchemin
- Division 6: Bas Froese-Kooijenga
- Division 7: Joanne Janzen
- Division 8: Wendy Trask
A majority of voters in a November 2011 plebiscite favoured the council be changed from 11 to 8 councillors, a move that was controversial. The elected councillors of the day requested that the provincial government not take action on the plebiscite. However, the request was ignored and the municipal boundaries were redrawn with 8 divisions. A new council was elected on February 29, 2012 with four incumbents and four new councillors.
The rural municipality operates a small police service of five officers who work in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and contracts with the Saskatoon and the other municipalities to provide fire protection. Corman Park Police Service actively partners with all other law enforcement agencies in the Saskatoon and district police universe including the Saskatoon Police Service and Dalmeny Police Service.
The Corman Park Police Service acts in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police under the terms of Order In Council 109/2001 as amended by O.I.C. 92/2006. The service operates out of the municipal office in Saskatoon.
- Beaver Creek
- Cathedral Bluffs
- Cedar Villa
- Dalmeny (independent Town)
- Eagle Ridge Country Estates 
- Langham (independent Town)
- Martensville (independent City)
- Osler (independent Town)
- Riverside Estates
- Saskatoon (independent City)
- South Corman Park
- Sutherland former town now amalgamated into Saskatoon
- Warman (independent Town)
(current and historic)
- Colonsay Branch C.P.R—serves Saskatoon, Colonsay, Forslund, Zangwill, Young and Plassey.
- Minnedosa–Saskatoon–Edmonton Section C.P.R—serves Colonsay, Elstow, Blucher, Cheviot, Floral, Sutherland, Saskatoon, Cory, Dunfermline, Asquith, Rhyl, Kinley, Perdue Keppel, Vance and Biggar.
- Carlton Branch, C.N.R—serves Saskatoon, Warman, Dalmeny
- Delisle Elrose Branch C.N.R—serves Saskatoon, Delisle, Birdview, Swanson and Ardath.
- Regina Branch, C.N.R—serves Kenaston, Strong, Hanley, Indi, Dundurn, Strehlow, Haultain, Grasswood, Nutana, Saskatoon, Clarks Crossing, Warmsn and Osler.
- Winnipeg, Edmonton, Prince Rupert Division, C.N.R—serves Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Jasper.
- Opimihaw Provincial Heritage Property
- Bone Trail Municipal Heritage Property
- Corrections to the 2006 Census Data
- "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-11.
- "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
- Ethnocultural portrait of Canada, Corman Park No. 344, Saskatchewan
- French, Janet (November 19, 2011). "Disregard referendum: Corman Park council asks Minister to ignore vote result". The StarPhoenix (Postmedia Network). Retrieved 2011-11-19.
- Couture, Joe (December 12, 2011). "Saskatchewan government enacts Corman Park boundary, council changes". The StarPhoenix (Postmedia Network). Retrieved 2012-03-16.
- "New 8-person Corman Park council voted in". CBC News. February 29, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
- "Corman Park No. 344". SaskBiz.ca. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
- Provincial Gazette
- Canadian Maps: January 1925 Waghorn's Guide. Post Offices in Man. Sask. Alta. and West Ontario.