Vanscoy, Saskatchewan

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Vanscoy
village
Main Street in Vanscoy
Main Street in Vanscoy
Coordinates: 52°00′N 106°59′W / 52.000°N 106.983°W / 52.000; -106.983
Country Canada
Provinces and territories of Canada Saskatchewan
Rural Municipalities (R.M.) Vanscoy No. 345
Post office Founded 1909-10-01
Government
 • Mayor Mitchell Sparrow
Area
 • Land 1.49 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 339
 • Density 228.1/km2 (591/sq mi)
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Vanscoy is a village of 339 residents in the rural municipality of Vanscoy No. 345, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Vanscoy is located on Highway 7 near Highway 762 in central Saskatchewan, 29 km southwest of Saskatoon, the largest city in the province. To the west is Rice Lake, the north, Goose Lake and on the east, Pike Lake and Pike Lake Provincial Park. One of the largest economic industries near Vanscoy is Agrium Vanscoy Potash Operations which produces 1,790,000 metric tonnes of potash a year. Vanscoy has a bar and a gas station/convenience store which is attached to a restaurant.[5]

Education[edit]

Vanscoy School provides schooling for Kindergarten to Grade 8 within the village of Vanscoy, after which they generally go to nearby Delisle for Grades 9 to 12.[6]


Demographics[edit]

N/A = Data Not Available

Sites of Interest[edit]

Within 19 kilometers or 12 miles of Vanscoy is the Otapasoo Trails Recreation Site. Pike Lake Provincial Park has hiking trails, boating, and marsh land conservation area, and is located 16 kilometers or 10 miles to the south east of Vanscoy. Vade, Hawker, Hawoods, Farley, Dunfermline, Chambers, and Cory are unincorporated areas near Vanscoy. These areas were rail sidings and communities of origin in the early 1900s and not much is left at these sites. Cedar villa Estates a hamlet, outside of Saskatoon is a new development.

Area statistics[edit]

  • Lat (DMS) 52° 00' 00" N
  • Long (DMS) 106° 59' 00" W
  • Dominion Land Survey

Sec.17, Twp.35, R.7, W3

  • Time zone (cst) UTC-6

Media[edit]

Vanscoy is considered part of the greater Saskatoon region and its close proximity to the city allows it direct access to most of its print, radio and television media.

Location[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters, retrieved 2007-05-26 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System ([dead link]Scholar search), retrieved 2007-05-26 
  3. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency, retrieved 2007-05-26 
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line, retrieved 2007-04-24 
  5. ^ "Agrium - Vanscoy, Saskatchewan". Archived from the original on 2007-04-04. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  6. ^ "Vanscoy School". Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  7. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved {{{2011_access_date}}}.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  8. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  9. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 

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