Rocanville

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Town of Rocanville
Town
Town of Rocanville is located in Saskatchewan
Town of Rocanville
Town of Rocanville
Coordinates: 50°23′06″N 101°41′31″W / 50.385°N 101.692°W / 50.385; -101.692
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division No. 5
Rural Municipality No. 151
Post office Founded 1904
Town established 1904
Government
 • Mayor Daryl Fingas
 • M.P. (Souris—Moose Mountain) Ed Komarnicki (2008)
 • M.L.A. (Moosomin) Don Toth (2007)
Elevation 519 m (1,703 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 869
Time zone CST
Postal code S0A 3L0
Area code(s) 306
Website rocanville.ca

Rocanville is a community in Saskatchewan, Canada, and home to the largest oil can in the world.[1] It is home of the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS) potash mine which recently announced a $1.6 billion expansion. Rocanville is also the home of the Symons Oiler factory which produced over 1 million oil cans during the Second World War.[2] The town erected the giant oil can to commemorate the factory.

Rocanville is also known for the crop circles that were discovered there in the fall of 1996.[3]

Fort Espérance, an archaeological site in Rocanville believed to contain the remains of two late 18th- and early 19th-century fur trade forts, was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1944.[4] The Rocanville and District Museum Site, the Rocanville Farmers Building and the Symons Metalworks have all been designated as Municipal Heritage Properties under the provincial Heritage Property Act.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Rocanville
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 13
(55)
13
(55)
22
(72)
34.4
(93.9)
37.8
(100)
37.8
(100)
38.9
(102)
39
(102)
35
(95)
30
(86)
23
(73)
13
(55)
39
(102)
Average high °C (°F) −11.5
(11.3)
−7.3
(18.9)
−0.6
(30.9)
9.9
(49.8)
18.3
(64.9)
22.8
(73)
25.4
(77.7)
24.8
(76.6)
18
(64)
10.6
(51.1)
−1
(30)
−8.9
(16)
8.4
(47.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −16.6
(2.1)
−12.2
(10)
−5.5
(22.1)
4
(39)
11.7
(53.1)
16.4
(61.5)
18.9
(66)
17.9
(64.2)
11.8
(53.2)
5.1
(41.2)
−5.2
(22.6)
−13.2
(8.2)
2.7
(36.9)
Average low °C (°F) −21.6
(−6.9)
−17.1
(1.2)
−10.4
(13.3)
−2
(28)
5
(41)
10.1
(50.2)
12.4
(54.3)
11
(52)
5.5
(41.9)
−0.5
(31.1)
−9.4
(15.1)
−18
(0)
−2.9
(26.8)
Record low °C (°F) −45
(−49)
−41.7
(−43.1)
−38.9
(−38)
−26.1
(−15)
−16
(3)
−5
(23)
2.2
(36)
−5
(23)
−6.7
(19.9)
−23
(−9)
−36
(−33)
−41.5
(−42.7)
−45
(−49)
Precipitation mm (inches) 22.8
(0.898)
16.3
(0.642)
23.4
(0.921)
20.7
(0.815)
48.5
(1.909)
75.5
(2.972)
61.5
(2.421)
56.2
(2.213)
51.9
(2.043)
25.1
(0.988)
16.5
(0.65)
22.7
(0.894)
440.9
(17.358)
Source: Environment Canada[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World's Largest Oil Can, Rocanville, SK, Canada" Roadside Attractions on WayMarking
  2. ^ McLennan, David "Rocanville" Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan
  3. ^ Deetken, Chad (1996) "Preliminary Report on Rocanville, Saskatchewan Crop Circle Formations" Mutual UFO Network
  4. ^ Fort Espérance National Historic Site of Canada. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  5. ^ Rocanville and District Museum Site. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 31 October 2014. , Rocanville Farmers Building. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 31 October 2014. , Symons Metalworkers Company Limited. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  7. ^ Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000—Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 19 December 2010

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Coordinates: 50°23′06″N 101°41′31″W / 50.385°N 101.692°W / 50.385; -101.692