Alsask, Saskatchewan

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Alsask
Special service area[1]
Special Service Area of Alsask
Alsask is located in Saskatchewan
Alsask
Alsask
Alsask is located in Canada
Alsask
Alsask
Location of Alsask
Coordinates: 51°22′00″N 109°59′00″W / 51.366667°N 109.983333°W / 51.366667; -109.983333Coordinates: 51°22′00″N 109°59′00″W / 51.366667°N 109.983333°W / 51.366667; -109.983333
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region West-Central
Census division 13
Rural Municipality Milton
Post office established January 1, 1911
Restructured (special service area) July 30, 2009
Government
 • Governing body Milton No. 292
Area
 • Total 1.66 km2 (0.64 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 129
 • Density 77.9/km2 (202/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0L 0A0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 44
[2][3][4][5]

Alsask (2006 Population 129) is a special service area[6] in the Rural Municipality of Milton No. 292 within west central Saskatchewan, Canada. It previously held the status of a village until July 30, 2009. The community is located 60 km west of Kindersley and just east of the Alberta border. Highway 44 runs to the east of Alsask, and Highway 7 lies a few kilometres to the north. Its name combines the names of Alberta and Saskatchewan, although it is a misconception that it straddles the border between the two provinces (it is actually adjacent to the border). While the village lies completely within Saskatchewan, the local graveyard is actually in Alberta. Its most notable landmark is one of three remaining radar domes that for many years operated as CFS Alsask as part of the Canadian Forces Pine Tree Line. Alsask Lake is located south east of the town site.[7]

The Old Alsask School operated from its opening in 1913 until 1976 when the property was taken over by the Village of Alsask. In 2002 the building was restored as a community centre and is now listed as a Municipal Heritage Property.[8]

Demographics[edit]

By 1916 the population of Alsask had reached 300; in 1959 with the establishment of RCAF Station Alsask a 418-acre (1.69 km2) base was established next to the town site, and by the early 1970s the population had reached over 800. The base was disbanded in 1987. Very few of the original buildings remain. Most notably, the "Gopher Dip" indoor swimming pool as it was known during the lifespan as a military site, is still in use. During the summer months the swimming pool is well used, attracting many children and families from surrounding communities.[9]

By 2009, the Village of Alsask was disbanded as a political entity, and a motion was accepted to join the Rural Municipality of Milton as a special service area on July 30, 2009.[1][10]

Canada census – Alsask, Saskatchewan community profile
2011 2006
Population: 131 (1.6% from 2006) 129 (-27.5% from 2001)
Land area: 1.68 km2 (0.65 sq mi) 1.66 km2 (0.64 sq mi)
Population density: 77.9/km2 (202/sq mi) 77.9/km2 (202/sq mi)
Median age: 41.5 (M: 44.2, F: 37.8) 44.8 (M: 47.5, F: 43.5)
Total private dwellings: 72 75
Median household income: $Not Available $Not Available
References: 2011[11] 2006[12] earlier[13]

Alsask is part of the Heartland Regional Health Authority with SaskHealth reporting Alsask as having a population of 148[14]

Climate[edit]

Alsask experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSk). Winters are long, cold and dry, while summers are short and warm. Precipitation is low, with an annual average of 299mm, and is heavily concentrated in the warmer months.

The Alsask weather station is now inactive, the daily average values are based on reading between 1973 and 1997 while the record readings are based on date from 1959 to 1997.

Climate data for Alsask
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.2
(54)
15.5
(59.9)
21.7
(71.1)
31.5
(88.7)
35
(95)
38
(100)
38.5
(101.3)
41.7
(107.1)
36.7
(98.1)
29
(84)
21.1
(70)
18.8
(65.8)
41.7
(107.1)
Average high °C (°F) −8.3
(17.1)
−5
(23)
2.3
(36.1)
12.2
(54)
18.9
(66)
23.3
(73.9)
25.8
(78.4)
25.1
(77.2)
19.1
(66.4)
12.2
(54)
0.3
(32.5)
−6.5
(20.3)
10
(50)
Daily mean °C (°F) −13.9
(7)
−10.6
(12.9)
−3.3
(26.1)
5.2
(41.4)
11.5
(52.7)
16.1
(61)
18.4
(65.1)
17.3
(63.1)
11.7
(53.1)
5.2
(41.4)
−5.2
(22.6)
−12
(10)
3.4
(38.1)
Average low °C (°F) −19.4
(−2.9)
−16
(3)
−9
(16)
−1.9
(28.6)
4
(39)
8.8
(47.8)
10.8
(51.4)
9.5
(49.1)
4.1
(39.4)
−1.9
(28.6)
−10.8
(12.6)
−17.3
(0.9)
−3.3
(26.1)
Record low °C (°F) −46.7
(−52.1)
−43.5
(−46.3)
−36.7
(−34.1)
−31.1
(−24)
−9.4
(15.1)
−5
(23)
1.7
(35.1)
−2.2
(28)
−11.7
(10.9)
−27.5
(−17.5)
−36.5
(−33.7)
−44.4
(−47.9)
−46.7
(−52.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 10.7
(0.421)
7.6
(0.299)
14.7
(0.579)
21.2
(0.835)
43.5
(1.713)
50.6
(1.992)
56.1
(2.209)
35.3
(1.39)
21.6
(0.85)
12
(0.47)
12.5
(0.492)
12.7
(0.5)
298.5
(11.752)
Source: Environment Canada[15]

Notable residents[edit]

Notable persons who were born, grew up or lived in Alsask:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Search for Municipal Information". Government of Saskatchewan. Archived from the original on March 10, 2014. Retrieved April 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters, archived from the original on 2006-10-06 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System, archived from the original (– Scholar search) on 2008-11-21 
  4. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency, archived from the original on 2007-09-11 
  5. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line, archived from the original on 2007-04-21 
  6. ^ "Municipal Directory System" (PDF). Government of Saskatchewan. p. 225. Retrieved November 19, 2016. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Canadian Geographical Names Data Base Search - Alsask Lake". Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2011-08-01. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Alsask School - Community Centre Archived 2012-07-22 at the Wayback Machine. - Government of Saskatchewan Register of Heritage Property Database
  9. ^ Alsask Radar Dome - The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan
  10. ^ "Restructured Villages". Saskatchewan Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Archived from the original on March 25, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  11. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-08-12. 
  12. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  13. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  14. ^ Sask Health Population Coverage Archived February 17, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  15. ^ Environment Canada[1], accessed 03 January 2010
  16. ^ "Karin Plato". [dead link]