Arm River-Watrous

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Arm River-Watrous
Saskatchewan electoral district
SK Electoral District - Arm River-Watrous.png
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
District created 2002
First contested 2003
Last contested 2011
Demographics
Population (2001) 16,966
Electors 10,129

Arm River-Watrous was a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Canada. This constituency was located in south central Saskatchewan. It was dissolved as part of an election boundary redraw in 2013 primarily into Arm River.[1]

Grain farming and cattle ranching are the major economic activities of the area. Wynyard is home to the larger industries in this constituency. They include: Sunnyland Poultry Products, Big Quill Resources (Canada's largest manufacturer of potassium sulphate) and Cargill. Watrous is well known for the healing waters of Lake Manitou and its Mineral Spa. This resort community hosts visitors from around the world. Blackstrap Provincial Park is also located in this constituency. The three largest communities are Wynyard with a population of 1,919, Watrous with a population of 1,808 and Davidson (1,035).

Geography[edit]

Towns[edit]

Villages[edit]

Resort Villages[edit]

Rural Municipalities[edit]

Reno

First Nations[edit]

  • Day Star First Nation
  • Kawacatoose First Nation

Hutterite Colonies[edit]

  • Clear Springs
  • Hillcrest

Parks[edit]

History[edit]

Riding[edit]

This riding was created by The Representation Act, 2002 (Saskatchewan). Prior to the act, this constituency was a part of the Arm River, Last Mountain-Touchwood, and Watrous constituencies. The former riding of Arm River makes up much of the new riding.

Member of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

# MLA Served Party
  1. Greg P. Brkich 2003 – 2016 Saskatchewan Party

Election results[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Saskatchewan Greg P. Brkich 5,061 73.67 +15.75
New Democratic Eric Skonberg 1,640 23.87 -4.75
Green Orest Shasko 169 2.46 +0.46
Total 6,870 100
Saskatchewan general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Saskatchewan Greg P. Brkich 4,683 57.92 +9.91
New Democratic Gordon MacMurchy 2,314 28.62 -9.61
Liberal Lou Coderre 762 9.43 -1.61
Progressive Conservative Gordon Pederson 164 2.03 +0.09
Green Arnold Taylor 162 2.00
Total 8,085 100
Saskatchewan general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Saskatchewan Greg P. Brkich 4,009 48.01
New Democratic Carol Rowan 3,193 38.23
Liberal Steven Barlow 922 11.04
Western Independence Gord Pederson 162 1.94
Independent Gord Anderson 65 0.78
Total 8,351 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Representation Act, 2013 (PDF), retrieved 2017-04-23 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°30′N 105°40′W / 51.500°N 105.667°W / 51.500; -105.667