Osler, Saskatchewan

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Coordinates: 52°22′N 106°32′W / 52.37°N 106.54°W / 52.37; -106.54

Osler
Town
Library and Town Office
Library and Town Office
Osler is located in Saskatchewan
Osler
Osler
Location of Osler in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 52°22′N 106°32′W / 52.37°N 106.54°W / 52.37; -106.54
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Post office established 1891
Founded 1892
Town Incorporated 1985
Government
 • Mayor Ben Buhler
 • Governing body Osler Town Council
Area
 • Land 1.55 km2 (0.60 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,088
 • Density 700.6/km2 (1,815/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0K 3A0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 11
Website Official Site
[2][3]

Osler is a town in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, founded in the 1890s. The community was named after Sir Edmund Boyd Osler (1845–1924), who was an Ontario-based explorer, railroad financier, and Member of Parliament.

The town has a museum, library, seniors' centre, volunteer fire department and first responders, leisure centre, two schools, and four churches. Osler is about 30 km north of Saskatoon.

History[edit]

First Street

Osler was built along the historic Qu'Appelle, Long Lake and Saskatchewan Railroad after surveying starting in 1890 by the engineering firm of Osler, Hammond and Nanton.[4]

In 1892 the station house was built. The town of Osler came into existence soon after and became one of many towns and villages to spring up along the new railroad. Osler officially became a village on April 9, 1904, and stayed a village until May 1, 1918, when it became a Hamlet. Then, in 1949 it was upgraded to organized Hamlet status. Osler became a village for a second time in 1968, and was officially designated Town of Osler in 1985.[5]

By the 1970s the railroad station had fallen into disuse and it was demolished by Canadian National Railway in 1973.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-08-02. 
  4. ^ a b The "Sunbook Community Directory: Includes Towns of Warman and Osler, Villages Of Blumenheim, Gruenfeldt, Neuhorst and Rheinland; 2008-2010." Copyright 2008 SAA Ltd.
  5. ^ "Town of Osler: History". Retrieved 2009-09-27. 
  6. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  7. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 

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