Hafford, Saskatchewan

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Hafford, Saskatchewan
Town
Main Street Hafford
Main Street Hafford
Hafford, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Hafford, Saskatchewan
Location of Hafford in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 52°50′31″N 107°22′55″W / 52.842°N 107.382°W / 52.842; -107.382
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region West-central
Census division 16
Rural Municipality Redberry
Incorporated (Village) 1913
Incorporated (Town) 1 January 1981
Government
 • Mayor N/A
 • Town Manager N/A
 • Governing body Hafford Town Council
Area
 • Total 0.80 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 397
 • Density 496.8/km2 (1,287/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0J 1A0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway
Railways Carlton Trail Railway

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Hafford is a town in Redberry No. 435, Saskatchewan, Canada consisting of 360 residents at the 2006 Canada Census. It is located near Redberry Lake, which consists of only salt water.

History[edit]

The first overseer was T.G. Bavin for the village of Hafford in 1914. The Hafford Village Council and Board of Trade requested a doctor, and Dr. Whitemarsh was appointed for the village. The early community was first served by Luxembourg Post Office. The early village had three lumber yards, a general store, I.H.C. agency, a poolroom, livery barn, hardware, and post office. In 1913 the Canadian Bank of Commerce and the first restaurant opened. The hotel and bar were established in 1914. Power came to Hafford in 1916, and the Hafford Rural Telephone Company was established in 1916. The Hafford hospital was built in 1922. Hafford was served by the Ukrainian Catholic Church established 1911, the Ukrainian Orthodox church built 1909, the Roman Catholic Church erected about the same time. The Anglican church was built in 1918, and the Methodist church which was erected in Hafford moved to Richard.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Education[edit]

The Hafford community was served firstly by the Whiteberry School District which constructed their school building over two years 1906-1908, opening in 1909 followed by the Rus School District opening 1910. In this area, the Alberton School District, Gooseberry School District, Slawa School District and the Craigmore School District were all organised in 1912. The Hafford School District and Nauka School Districts were organised in 1914, Langley School District 1916, and both the Lost Lake School District, and the Canada School District in 1918.[1]

Transportation[edit]

Historically, the railroad connecting Prince Albert and North Battleford was laid in 1913, and upon the rail line, a site was chosen for the village of Hafford site.[1] The community is served by Hafford Airport which is located 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) northwest and the Carlton Trail Railway that runs parallel to Highway 40.

Notable people[edit]

  • Sonia Scurfield, the second woman (and the only Canadian woman) to have her name engraved on the Stanley Cup
  • Allen B. Sulatycky, former Associate Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta
  • Jason Herter, former professional hockey player, played one game with the NHL's New York Islanders
  • Vivian Prokop, named for three consecutive years in the WXN Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada 2010, 2011, 2012 & recipient of a 2013 Queen Elizabeth ll Diamond Jubilee Medal from Prime Minister Stephen Harper for her contribution to entrepreneurship in Canada which launched 5,000 new businesses creating over 20,000 new jobs as the CEO of The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), and for her international work as the Founder of the G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance (G20YEA).

Notable features[edit]

The Dominion Government Illustration Station was operated between 1932-1955. This station tested grains, and fertilizers and improved livestock.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Hafford
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 9.5
(49.1)
8.5
(47.3)
18
(64)
30.6
(87.1)
35
(95)
37.5
(99.5)
36.5
(97.7)
37
(99)
33
(91)
29.4
(84.9)
18.9
(66)
8
(46)
37.5
(99.5)
Average high °C (°F) −11.9
(10.6)
−9.3
(15.3)
−1.4
(29.5)
9.9
(49.8)
18.1
(64.6)
21.9
(71.4)
23.9
(75)
23.4
(74.1)
16.7
(62.1)
9.9
(49.8)
−3.3
(26.1)
−10.8
(12.6)
7.3
(45.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −17
(1)
−14.5
(5.9)
−6.9
(19.6)
3.7
(38.7)
11
(52)
15.1
(59.2)
17.2
(63)
16.2
(61.2)
10.1
(50.2)
3.7
(38.7)
−7.7
(18.1)
−15.7
(3.7)
1.3
(34.3)
Average low °C (°F) −22.2
(−8)
−19.7
(−3.5)
−12.2
(10)
−2.5
(27.5)
3.9
(39)
8.3
(46.9)
10.4
(50.7)
9
(48)
3.4
(38.1)
−2.6
(27.3)
−12.1
(10.2)
−20.5
(−4.9)
−4.7
(23.5)
Record low °C (°F) −46.7
(−52.1)
−42.8
(−45)
−37.2
(−35)
−28.3
(−18.9)
−9.4
(15.1)
−3.5
(25.7)
0.6
(33.1)
−3.5
(25.7)
−9
(16)
−24
(−11)
−36
(−33)
−43
(−45)
−46.7
(−52.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 13.7
(0.539)
8.1
(0.319)
13.2
(0.52)
23.1
(0.909)
50.7
(1.996)
67.5
(2.657)
79.3
(3.122)
38.4
(1.512)
39.2
(1.543)
14.8
(0.583)
13.9
(0.547)
14.2
(0.559)
375.9
(14.799)
Source: Environment Canada[7]

See also[edit]

Bilingual street sign

External links[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Hafford District History Committee (c. 1955), M.W. Holotta, Mrs. M Lommer, P.J. Oschipok, ed., Sketches of Hafford and District, p. 9 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System (– Scholar search) [dead link]
  4. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency 
  5. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line 
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  7. ^ Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 27 July 2010

Coordinates: 52°50′31″N 107°22′55″W / 52.842°N 107.382°W / 52.842; -107.382