Alida, Saskatchewan

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Alida
Village
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Alida is located in Saskatchewan
Alida
Alida
Alida is located in Canada
Alida
Alida
Location of Alida in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 49°23′N 101°52′W / 49.383°N 101.867°W / 49.383; -101.867
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural Municipality 32
Post office Founded 1913-12-01
Government
 • Type Mayor & council
 • Mayor James Boettcher
 • Administrator Kathy Anthony
Area
 • Total 0.37 km2 (0.14 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 131
 • Density 357.1/km2 (925/sq mi)
Time zone Central (UTC-6)
Postal code S0C 0B0
Area code(s) 306
[2][3]

Alida (2006 Population 106) is a village, in southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada, approximately 85 km east of Estevan. Farming and oil are the major local industries. Several ghost towns are in the vicinity, including Nottingham, Saskatchewan to the east, Auburton, to the west, and Cantal to the northwest.

Amenities in Alida include a Credit Union, a post office, Center Street Groceries (grocery/liquor store), the Wayline Inn, Maggie's Diner, Alida Farm & Auto (autobody shop), Fuller's Bus Service Ltd, a library, Three Star Trucking Ltd, and a skating/curling rink. Alida Memorial Hall is the location of weekly bingos and an annual dinner theatre. The local school closed down in 2005, and students are bused to Carnduff, Oxbow, or Redvers schools.

The local hockey team is the Alida Wrecks.

History[edit]

Alida was founded as a Canadian Pacific rail station in the late 19th century, and it was named for Lady Alida Brittain The rail line was closed in 1976 when a spring storm washed out the rail bridge near Lauder Manitoba, at the beginning of the line. The economic viability of the line had been in question for some time, so the bridge was never repaired. Track was removed beginning in 1978.[4] The local area was settled by immigrants from Europe, and other parts of North America.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Alida, Saskatchewan community profile
2006
Population: 106 (-9.4%% from 2001)
Land area: 0.35 km2 (0.14 sq mi)
Population density: 306.4/km2 (794/sq mi)
Median age: 40.0 (M: 38.5, F: 40.6)
Total private dwellings: 62
Median household income:
References: 2006[5] earlier[6]

Notable People[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. ^ "Alida on epodunk.com". Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 

External links[edit]

North: Wauchope
West: Reciprocity No. 32 Alida East: Storthoaks
South: Carnduff

Coordinates: 49°23′N 101°52′W / 49.383°N 101.867°W / 49.383; -101.867