Red Deer Hill, Saskatchewan

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Red Deer Hill
Community
Red Deer Hill is located in Saskatchewan
Red Deer Hill
Red Deer Hill
Coordinates: 51°33′N 107°59′W / 51.550°N 107.983°W / 51.550; -107.983Coordinates: 51°33′N 107°59′W / 51.550°N 107.983°W / 51.550; -107.983
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural Municipalities (R.M.) Rural Municipality St. Prince Albert 461, Saskatchewan
Reeve Leonard Blocka
Government
 • Federal Electoral District Prince Albert M.P. Brian Fitzpatrick, Conservative Party of Canada
Elevation 443 m (1,453 ft)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
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Red Deer Hill (formerly named Aaskana) is a community in Saskatchewan, Canada south of Prince Albert and north of St. Louis. First settlement occurred in the 1870s and 1880s by Anglo-Metis from Manitoba, and the area took its name from a large hill which in the early days was populated by many elk or "red deer". The area is part of the aspen parkland biome.

Red Deer Hill used to have a gas station at the bottom of the hill going south. It would close down some years later and a house would be built.

The Red Deer Hill post office was previously known as Aaskana, and was founded in 1888.[5] At the time, it was part of the District of Saskatchewan in the Northwest Territories, a precursor to the province. It changed name in 1897, and was located at the legal land description of Section 32, Township 46, Range 26, West of the 2nd Meridian. Later the post office was located at the North West 1/4 Section .18, Township 46, Range 26, West of the 2nd Meridian.

The Red Deer Hill area is mainly a farming community. Grain, cattle, and horses are the main items farmed in the area.

Education[edit]

Current education[edit]

Osborne School
Address
R.R. #2, Site 10, Comp #48
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, S6V 5P9,
Information
School type Elementary
School board Saskatchewan Rivers School Division
Vice principal Mark Hastings
Grades K to 8
Enrolment 87
Education system Public
Sports Basketball
Track & Field
Volleyball
Team name Osborne Stingers
Website

Red Deer Hill has an elementary school called Osborne. It is located on Osborne Road and is a part of the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division.

Osborne opened in the late 60's. It at one time had over 200 students. It is now down to about 95.

Historical education[edit]

The one room school house of Red Deer Hill School District # 17 opened in the area of Townships 46,47 Ranges 27,28 West of the 2nd Meridian in 1885.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System [dead link]
  3. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency 
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line 
  5. ^ "Red Deer Hill Post Office", Post Offices and Postmasters (Library and Archives Canada (Collections Canada)), 2001-07-31, retrieved 2006-11-22 

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