|Rural Municipality||213 , Saskatchewan|
|Village Organized||April 4, 1894|
|• Mayor||Woodrow Bjarnason|
|• Federal Electoral District M.P.||Gary Breitkreuz|
|• Provincial Constituency M.L.A.||Bob Bjornerud|
Saltcoats is a small town in East Central Saskatchewan near the Manitoba border in Canada. The town's population is around 500. The town was built in the late 19th century, and its economy was driven by the railway. There is no longer passenger service to the town.
History of Saltcoats
The community was established in 1887 ahead of the arrival of the Manitoba and Northwestern Railway in 1888 when the post office was opened. In 1894, Saltcoats was the first village incorporated in the North-West Territories as they then were. The town was originally named 'Stirling', but that was later changed to Saltcoats, after Saltcoats, Scotland, the birthplace of a major railway shareholder and the home port of Allen Steam-ship Lines which brought over many of the immigrants from the British Isles that settled in the region.
Government of Saltcoats
Notable Saltcoats people
- Joan McCusker: gold medallist in curling (1998 Winter Olympics)
- The Very Reverend Walter H. Farquharson: internationally noted hymnodist; former Moderator of the United Church of Canada
- The Honourable Gordon Barnhart: Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan (2007–2012)
- David Maclennon, "Saltcoats, Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 12 June 2008.
- name="saskbiz">"SaskBiz Profile: Saltcoats, Saskatchewan".
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