Rocanville, Saskatchewan

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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. The Rocanville and District Museum Site is on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.[2] Rocanville is the home of the Symons Oiler factory which produced over 1 million oil cans during the Second World War.[3] This factory, which is a heritage site, also has potential for becoming a profitable museum. The town has erected a giant oil can on the town outskirts and the factory is now an official Historic Site. Rocanville is also known for the crop circles that were discovered there in the fall of 1996.[4]

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[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World's Largest Oil Can, Rocanville, SK, Canada" Roadside Attractions on WayMarking
  2. ^ http://www.historicplaces.ca/visit-visite/affichage-display.aspx?id=6620 Canadian Register of Historic Places.
  3. ^ McLennan, David "Rocanville" Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan
  4. ^ Deetken, Chad (1996) "Preliminary Report on Rocanville, Saskatchewan Crop Circle Formations" Mutual UFO Network
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  6. ^ Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000—Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 19 December 2010

External links[edit]

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