Aberdeen, Saskatchewan

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Aberdeen
Town
Town of Aberdeen
Main Street
Main Street
Aberdeen is located in Saskatchewan
Aberdeen
Aberdeen
Coordinates: 52°19′34″N 106°17′30″W / 52.32611°N 106.29167°W / 52.32611; -106.29167Coordinates: 52°19′34″N 106°17′30″W / 52.32611°N 106.29167°W / 52.32611; -106.29167
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
Census division15
Rural MunicipalityAberdeen
Post office Founded1905-04-01
Incorporated (Village)1907
Government
 • MayorRenee Reimer Horner
 • CAOSusan Thompson
 • Governing bodyAberdeen Town Council
Area
 • Total1.95 km2 (0.75 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total622
 • Density318.8/km2 (826/sq mi)
Time zoneCST
Postal code
S0K 0A0
Area code(s)306
Websitehttp://www.aberdeen.ca/
[2][3]
Grain elevator at Aberdeen

A community of 622 people, Aberdeen is located 18 minutes north-east of Saskatoon, just off Highway 41.

History[edit]

Aberdeen was first settled by immigrants of Russian, English, Scottish and Ukrainian descent in the 1890s to 1900s.[4] In particular, these initial settlers included people born in Eastern or Atlantic Canada, largely of English or Scottish ancestry, along with Ukrainian immigrants (1898–1899) and Mennonites from Manitoba (1901).[5]

Originally named Dueck, it was organized as the hamlet of Aberdeen in 1904. It was named in honour of Ishbel Maria Marjoribanks Gordon, Lady Aberdeen, who was the founder of the National Council of Women of Canada.[6] In 1904, the Canadian Northern Railway reached the town. By 1908, the railway had become critical for the sale of wheat, with 120 rail cars of hard wheat shipped out that year.[5]

The business on Main Street peaked in the early 1930s, until it was largely was destroyed by fire in 1937.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Aberdeen, Saskatchewan community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 622 (3.8% from 2011) 599 (13.7% from 2006) 527 (-1.3% from 2001)
Land area: 1.95 km2 (0.75 sq mi) 1.95 km2 (0.75 sq mi) 1.95 km2 (0.75 sq mi)
Population density: 318.8/km2 (826/sq mi) 307.0/km2 (795/sq mi) 270.1/km2 (700/sq mi)
Median age: 34.0 (M: 33.9, F: 34.2) 34.4 (M: 33.9, F: 34.6) 32.2 (M: 31.3, F: 32.6)
Total private dwellings: 254 227 198
Median household income: $N/A $41,937
References: 2016[7] 2011[8] 2006[9] earlier[10]

Economy[edit]

Commercial development within the Town is concentrated along Main Street and the commercial base is typical for a community of its size.

Infrastructure[edit]

Aberdeen Rec Complex[edit]

The Aberdeen Recreation Complex (ARC) finished construction and opened for business in the fall of 2005. It is run by a board of directors and funded by the Aberdeen and District Charities Inc. The ARC is home to the Aberdeen PreSchool, Dance Aberdeen, Wheatland Regional Library, AMHA Aberdeen Flames, and the Knights Senior Hockey Club. The Complex also has a cafe & lounge, fitness center, and meeting rooms.

Farm in the Dell[edit]

Farm in the Dell is a community-based organization supporting people with disabilities in a rural farm-like setting through residential and vocational opportunities. It currently operates one group home providing 10 residential spaces and a day program for 10 people. On June 1, 2018, the Farm in the Dell celebrated the development of a five-space group home, a two-space supervised independent living program and an expansion to the day program space. The Government of Saskatchewan provided more than $525,000 in annual funding to this initiative, bringing annual funding for Farm in the Dell to more than $1.4 million.[11]

Water supply[edit]

SaskWater purchases water from the city of Saskatoon and then sells the water to the town of Aberdeen, which in turn sells it to local residents. This is facilitated through the use of a $4M pipeline that was completed in 2010.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Archived from the original on 2006-10-06. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  4. ^ McLennan, David. "Aberdeen". The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan: A Living Legacy. Regina, Saskatchewan: Canadian Plains Research Center. Archived from the original on 2013-01-06. Retrieved 2008-04-21.
  5. ^ a b c Weir, Hilde (1981). "History of the Village of Aberdeen". Aberdeen, 1907–1981. Aberdeen, Saskatchewan: Aberdeen Historical Society.
  6. ^ "Town History". Town of Aberdeen.
  7. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-05.
  8. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-11-05.
  9. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2010-12-03.
  10. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  11. ^ Moore, Leya (June 1, 2018). "Government Breaks Ground on New Group Home in Aberdeen". Government of Saskatchewan.
  12. ^ SaskEnterprise News taken from the Star Phoenix, April 17, 2010 Archived May 24, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

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