Red Deer Hill, Saskatchewan
|Red Deer Hill|
|Rural Municipalities (R.M.)||Rural Municipality St. Prince Albert 461, Saskatchewan|
|• Federal Electoral District Prince Albert M.P.||Brian Fitzpatrick, Conservative Party of Canada|
|Elevation||443 m (1,453 ft)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
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.
The Red Deer Hill post office was previously known as Aaskana, and was founded in 1888. 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.
|R.R. #2, Site 10, Comp #48
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, S6V 5P9
|School board||Saskatchewan Rivers School Division|
|Vice principal||Mark Hastings|
|Grades||K to 8|
Track & Field
|Team name||Osborne Stingers|
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.
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.
- National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters
- Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System[dead link]
- Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency
- Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line
- "Red Deer Hill Post Office", Post Offices and Postmasters (Library and Archives Canada (Collections Canada)), 2001-07-31, retrieved 2006-11-22
- Location of Red Deer Hill on a map
- Saskatchewan Gen Web - One Room School Project; Red Deer Hill School (School District # 17)
- Osborne Elementary School website
|Macdowall||Birch Hills / Davis|
|St. Louis / Halcro|