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Redvers
Town
The Mountie statue, visible from Highway 13
The Mountie statue, visible from Highway 13
Redvers is located in Saskatchewan
Redvers
Redvers
Coordinates: 49°34′18″N 101°41′57″W / 49.571660°N 101.69915°W / 49.571660; -101.69915
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Provincial Electoral District Cannington
Federal Electoral District Souris—Moose Mountain
Rural Municipality Antler No. 61
Post office established 1902-06-01
Incorporated 1904
Government
 • Type Mayor/Council
 • Mayor Omer Carriere
 • Administrator Bonnie Rutten
Area
 • Total 2.83 km2 (1.09 sq mi)
Elevation 591 m (1,939 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 975
 • Density 329.0/km2 (852/sq mi)
Postal code S0C 2H0
Area code(s) 306
Website Town of Redvers
[2][3]

Redvers is a town in southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada. It is the first town one passes through travelling west from Manitoba on the Red Coat Trail, once a thoroughfare of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and now modern Highway 13. A statue of a Mountie on a horse can be seen just west of the intersection of Highway 13 and Highway 8.

The town has a public school, hospital, two banks, a weekly newspaper (The Optimist), and other businesses and services. Redvers is home to the Redvers Rockets, a senior hockey team in the Big 6 Hockey League. Like most towns in the area, its economy is based on farming, oil drilling, and various services.[4] Grain elevators are active along a Canadian Pacific Railway line paralleling the Redcoat trail.

History[edit]

Views of Redvers in 1909

The town was named after General Sir Redvers Buller in 1897. Buller was then fighting in the Second Boer War, and had earlier in his career commanded a company to quell the Red River Rebellion. The town was incorporated in 1904. Its centennial was celebrated on 30 July, 2004.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Redvers
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8
(46)
17.5
(63.5)
18.5
(65.3)
33.9
(93)
37.2
(99)
38.3
(100.9)
38
(100)
39
(102)
36.7
(98.1)
33
(91)
22.5
(72.5)
11.7
(53.1)
39
(102)
Average high °C (°F) −10.8
(12.6)
−7.2
(19)
−0.1
(31.8)
10.6
(51.1)
18.7
(65.7)
22.9
(73.2)
25.5
(77.9)
25.2
(77.4)
18.8
(65.8)
11.3
(52.3)
−0.5
(31.1)
−8.8
(16.2)
8.8
(47.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −16.1
(3)
−12.3
(9.9)
−5.2
(22.6)
4.2
(39.6)
11.9
(53.4)
16.4
(61.5)
18.7
(65.7)
17.9
(64.2)
11.9
(53.4)
5
(41)
−5.3
(22.5)
−13.8
(7.2)
2.8
(37)
Average low °C (°F) −21.5
(−6.7)
−17.5
(0.5)
−10.2
(13.6)
−2.2
(28)
4.9
(40.8)
9.8
(49.6)
11.9
(53.4)
10.5
(50.9)
5.1
(41.2)
−1.3
(29.7)
−10
(14)
−18.7
(−1.7)
−3.3
(26.1)
Record low °C (°F) −40
(−40)
−41
(−42)
−38.3
(−36.9)
−24.4
(−11.9)
−10
(14)
−1
(30)
1.5
(34.7)
−3
(27)
−8.9
(16)
−21
(−6)
−32.5
(−26.5)
−41.5
(−42.7)
−41.5
(−42.7)
Precipitation mm (inches) 25
(0.98)
22.3
(0.878)
24.6
(0.969)
33.1
(1.303)
62
(2.44)
81.2
(3.197)
64.3
(2.531)
54.6
(2.15)
50.6
(1.992)
33.4
(1.315)
25.2
(0.992)
21.6
(0.85)
498.1
(19.61)
Source: Environment Canada[5]

Notable Redvers people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  4. ^ "Town Of Redvers". 
  5. ^ Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 27 July 2010

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°34′N 101°42′W / 49.567°N 101.700°W / 49.567; -101.700 (Redvers, Saskatchewan)