Warman, Saskatchewan

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Warman
City
Warman Municipal Office
Warman Municipal Office
Flag of Warman
Flag
Coordinates: 52°19′19″N 106°35′03″W / 52.32194°N 106.58417°W / 52.32194; -106.58417Coordinates: 52°19′19″N 106°35′03″W / 52.32194°N 106.58417°W / 52.32194; -106.58417
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Established 1904
Incorporated 1906 (village)
1927 (hamlet)
1962 (village)
1966 (town)
2012 (city)
Government[1]
 • Mayor Sheryl Spence
 • Governing body Warman City Council
 • MP Maurice Vellacott
 • MLA Nancy Heppner
Area
 • Total 8.54 km2 (2.30 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 7,084
 • Density 829.7/km2 (3,080/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code span S0K
Area code(s) +1-306
Highways Highway 11
Highway 305
Website City of Warman

Warman is a city in Saskatchewan, Canada. It is approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of the city of Saskatoon, and five northeast of the city of Martensville. Warman is often referred to as a bedroom community of Saskatoon. The current mayor is Sheryl Spence.

Warman is the newest city in Saskatchewan, officially incorporated on October 27, 2012.[2] Warman is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344.

Demographics[edit]

History[edit]

A. Buhler Farm near Warman, ca. 1910
Central Street business district

The community of Warman was born when the Canadian Northern Railway (now part of the Canadian National Railway) running from Humboldt to North Battleford intersected with the Canadian Pacific Railway running from Regina to Prince Albert. This took place in the fall of 1904. The Warman railway station was in operation from 1907 until 1942 when it was moved to its current location; the building now serves as a Seniors Drop-in centre.[6]

In 1910, A fire destroyed much of the town, including most of Main St. (which contained much of Warman's businesses) and the pool house, reducing Warman's population. For this reason Main St. in Warman, is a small street with houses (years after the fire, only houses were built on Main St.).

The original name of the town was Diamond, because the crossing of the two railroad lines created a diamond shape. Soon the name of the town site was changed to Warman, named after Cy Warman (1855–1914), a journalist who followed and recorded the construction of the Canadian Northern Railway.[7] In 1905, there was a huge influx of settlers so that in 1906, Warman was organized as a village. By 1927, the population had dropped to 148 people so that the village council decided to disorganize and return to hamlet status. For the next 35 years the affairs of the hamlet were handled by the Rural Municipality of Warman, who had their office in Warman.

In the early 1950s Warman began to grow again. By 1961, the population of Warman had reached 659, so it was decided in 1962 to incorporate again as a village. It was incorporated as a town four years later. By 2011, the town grew to a population of 7084. The town council applied for city status in 2012 and it was approved by the provincial government in the summer of that year. Warman officially became a city on October 27, 2012.[2]

Former NHL hockey player Ed Dyck is from Warman.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council Members". Town of Warman. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  2. ^ a b Warren, Jeremy (August 27, 2012). "Warman will be a city this fall". The StarPhoenix. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  3. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved {{{2011_access_date}}}. 
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  6. ^ "Warman Senior Drop-In Centre". Canada's Historic Places - a Federal Provincial and Territorial Collaboration. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  7. ^ "Cy Warman: Pioneer Railroad Writer". Great Eastern. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 

Further reading[edit]

Works by Cy Warman[edit]

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