Saskatchewan Highway 690

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690
Saskatchewan Highway shield
Highway 690
Route information
Maintained by Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure
& Aborfield, Moose Range
Length: 37.8 km[1] (23.5 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Hwy 679 at Arborfeld
North end: Hwy 789 Moose Range
Location
Rural
municipalities:
Aborfield, Moose Range
Highway system

Provincial highways in Saskatchewan

Hwy 689 Hwy 691

Saskatchewan Highway 690 connects Saskatchewan Highway 23 near Arborfield to Saskatchewan Highway 789 in northeastern Saskatchewan, Canada. The length of Highway 690 is 37.8 kilometers (23.5 mi).

Communities[edit]

Communities

Arborfield is a town of about 500 people in northeastern Saskatchewan.[2] Farming is the main economic activity, with producers harvesting grain, lentil, hay and cereal crops. Livestock farming is also practiced with a few specialty farms raising elk, wild boar and chinchilla. The Arborfield Dehy Limited (Alfalfa dehydration and processing plant) company produces alfalfa pellets for feed.[3]

The village of Jordan River is 19 kilometers (12 mi) north east of Arborfield and features a Sports Ground.[3]

Rural municipalities[edit]

The RM of Arborfield, town of Arborfield and neighboring village of Zenon Park purchased the rail lines from the Canadian National Railway renaming the track Arborfield Subdivision shortline. Arborfield Grain Producers then purchased the grain elevator from United Grain Growers. Both these endeavours help to sustain the grain production industry.[3]

The Uranium Power Corporation undertook a six hole program to extract four tons of ore grade oil shale from the Pasquia Hills mine site.[4] Oil drilling exploration is underway in the Pasquia Hills by Goldnev Resources Inc. Saskatchewan Petroleum Energy, Mines and Lands Branch has approved 10 drilling licenses.[5]

The RM of Moose Range incorporated in 1916 and has it offices in Carrot River. The Tobin Lake reservoir within the municipality was created by construction of the E.B. Campbell Dam.[6]

Major Attractions[edit]

The Pasquia Regional Park features swimming pool, and golf course at the campground. The Pasquia Hills provincial forest encompasses Connell Creek and Wildcat Hills which are protected areas.[3] A 90 million year old crocodile which was 6 meters (20 ft) long was discovered near the Pasquia Regional Park.[7]

Travel Route[edit]

Highway 690 begins at Arborfield in the rural municipality (RM) of Arborfield No. 456 and extends north east 37.8 kilometers (23.5 mi) to Highway 789 in the RM of Moose Range No. 486. At km 0.0, travel is eastward. (Carrot River is 24.3 kilometers (15.1 mi) from the town of Arborfield travelling north from the starting terminus along highway 23) At km 9.0, Highway 690 turns north. At km 12.1, it turns east. This point is just south of Jordan River Highway 690 continues east till Km 18.5 when it again travels north. At Km 28.1 690 travels east for 3.3 kilometers (2.1 mi). Then at Km 31.4, Highway 690 turns north, connecting with the terminal junction at Saskatchewan Highway 789 at Km 37.8. 18 kilometers (11 mi) west of the terminus is Carrot River along Highway 789.[1]

Intersections[edit]

Rural municipality Location km[8] Mile Destinations Notes
Arborfield No. 456 Arborfield 0 0 Sk Hwy 23 Beginning terminus
Moose Range No. 486   28.1 45.2
  37.8 60.8 Saskatchewan Highway 789 Ending terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Further reading[edit]

  • Our Side of the Pasquia Hills
  • Echoes from the Past - A Continuing History of Arborfield and District Volume I and II

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Microsoft Corp.. Microsoft Streets and Tips (Map) (2004 ed.). Section Route Planner.
  2. ^ "Official Website of Arborfield, Saskatchewan". 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Arborfield, Saskatchewan". Sask Biz. Government of Saskatchewan. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  4. ^ "Uranium Power Corporation: Core Drilling Underway; Pasquia Hills ...". Business wire. May 24, 2004. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  5. ^ "Goldnev Announces Commencement of Pasquia Hills Oil Shale Drilling Program". Thomson Reuters.com. Jul 30, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  6. ^ "Moose Range No. 486". Sask Biz. Government of Saskatchewan. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  7. ^ McLennan, David (2006). "Arborfield, Saskatchewan". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan; Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina. Western Economic Diversification Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  8. ^ Microsoft Corporation Redmond Washington. Microsoft Streets and Tips (Map) (2004 ed.).