Saltcoats, Saskatchewan

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Saltcoats
Town
Saltcoats is located in Saskatchewan
Saltcoats
Saltcoats
Town of Saltcoats, Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 51°2′0″N 102°10′0″W / 51.03333°N 102.16667°W / 51.03333; -102.16667
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural Municipality 213 , Saskatchewan
Village Organized April 4, 1894
Town Proclaimed 1910
Government
 • 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[edit]

The community was established in 1887 ahead of the arrival of the Manitoba and Northwestern Railway in 1888 when the post office was opened.[1] In 1894, Saltcoats was the first village incorporated in the North-West Territories as they then were.[2] 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.[3]

Government of Saltcoats[edit]

Provincial Representation[edit]

Federal Representation[edit]

Notable Saltcoats people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Maclennon, "Saltcoats, Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 12 June 2008.
  2. ^ Maclennon.
  3. ^ name="saskbiz">"SaskBiz Profile: Saltcoats, Saskatchewan". 

Coordinates: 51°02′N 102°10′W / 51.033°N 102.167°W / 51.033; -102.167 (Saltcoats, Saskatchewan)