Blaine Lake

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Blaine Lake
Town
Town of Blaine Lake
Main Street
Main Street
Motto: "Gateway to the Lakes"
Coordinates: 52°49′42″N 106°52′53″W / 52.82833°N 106.88139°W / 52.82833; -106.88139Coordinates: 52°49′42″N 106°52′53″W / 52.82833°N 106.88139°W / 52.82833; -106.88139
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural Municipality Blaine Lake No. 434, Saskatchewan
Post Office opened 1903
Incorporated 1912
Government
 • Mayor Allan Sorenson
 • Blaine Lake Town Council
Area
 • Total 1.75 km2 (0.68 sq mi)
Elevation 519 m (1,703 ft)
Population (2011 Census)
 • Total 510
 • Density 261.6/km2 (678/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Blaine Laker
Time zone UTC (UTC−6)
Postal code span S0J 0J0
Area code(s) 306
NTS Map 073B15
GNBC Code HAECA
Website Town of Blaine Lake
[1][2][3]

Blaine Lake is a town in central Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located 85 km north of Saskatoon, 104 km southwest of Prince Albert and 104 km east of North Battleford at the junction of Highway 12 and Highway 40. Nearby are the urban centres of Shellbrook and Rosthern. Blaine Lake is considered to be the “Gateway to the Northern Lakes” due to its proximity to fishing, hunting and camping sites, as well as its convenient location at a junction of two highways. In the Town and RM of Blaine Lake there is skating, curling, ball diamonds and other sports grounds, a golf course, tennis courts and a seniors’ rec. center. Blaine Lake Composite School, located in the Town of Blaine Lake, provides K-12 education for students in the Town and RM of Blaine Lake.

Most people think of Saskatchewan as nothing but flat, but you only need to take a trip to Blaine Lake to realize this just isn't true. The area consists of rolling hills, beautiful river valleys, boreal forest, over 50 lakes for fishing, swimming and boating, and lots of powder for the snow enthusiasts in the winter.

History[edit]

Blaine Lake was incorporated in 1912, taking its name from a nearby lake.

The historic CN train station that now houses the Blaine Lake Wapiti Library along with the local town history museum. The station was built in 1912 two years after the rail line between Prince Albert and North Battleford was constructed and served the community until 1973.[4] The Doukhobor Dugout House is a Provincial Heritage Property southeast of the town.

Historic Buildings[edit]

A number of heritage buildings are located within the community: St. Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church built in 1914,[5] the Doukhobor Prayer Home built in 1931[6] and the CN Station Building built in 1912.[4]

CN Station Building
Grain elevators

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Blaine Lake community profile
2011 2006
Population: 510 (+8.1% from 2006) 472 (-7.1% from 2001)
Land area: 1.95 km2 (0.75 sq mi) 1.75 km2 (0.68 sq mi)
Population density: 261.6/km2 (678/sq mi) 270.1/km2 (700/sq mi)
Median age: 49.7 (M: 49.2, F: 50.2) 50.7 (M: 50.0, F: 52.0)
Total private dwellings: 309 310
Median household income:
References: 2011[7] 2006[8] earlier[9]

Amenities[edit]

Blaine Lake is known for being "The Gateway to the Lakes!" as many lakes, campgrounds, golf courses and tourist attractions are located within a short distance from the town.

The community has a curling rink, a skating rink, grocery store, hardware store, bank, post office, several restaurants and two gas stations. Other businesses include a SARCAN recycle depot, an insurance broker, a veterinarian, a metal fabricator, a sign shop and several construction contractors.

Education[edit]

Blaine Lake has an elementary and high school called the Blaine Lake Composite School. It has 175 students[10] and is in the Prairie Spirit School Division # 206.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Archived from the original on 2006-10-06. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  3. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005). "Elections Canada On-line". Archived from the original on 2007-04-21. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  4. ^ a b "CN Station Building". Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  5. ^ "St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church". Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  6. ^ "Doukhobor Prayer Home". Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  7. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  8. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  9. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Active List of Saskatchewan Schools". 2013-09-30. Retrieved 2014-07-12. 
  11. ^ "Prairie Spirit School Division # 206". Retrieved 2013-04-20. 

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