Candiac, Saskatchewan

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Candiac is an organized hamlet located at the intersection of Highway 48 and Highway 617 in the southeast quadrant of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is directly south of Wolseley, and between Montmartre and Glenavon, approximately one hour's drive southeast of the provincial capital Regina. It is no longer listed as a separate community by Statistics Canada, and is considered part of the Rural Municipality of Montmartre #126. The population within the community's boundary is less than 50. Besides some bush on the northern end of the town, it is surrounded by open fields and pasture.

Population (2001) - (district of montmartre) 548 (Statistics Canada)
Population (1996) - (district of montmartre) 574 (Statistics Canada)
Area unknown
Postal code S0G 0N0
Coordinates 52.2114, -103.2592

Primary income of community members is derived from agricultural businesses (farming, ranching).

History[edit]

Early settlers in the area during the early 1900s came from east-central Europe, being specifically of German, Polish, and Ukrainian origin. There is a known Polish settlement dated 1896.[1] It has been proposed that the earliest settlement of Ukrainians in Canada was near the town.[2]

At one time, there were two schools that offered education up to grade 12.[3]

Economic Information[edit]

Businesses (operating)[edit]

Candiac Auction Mart - located at the northeastern corner of the highway intersection

Businesses (closed)[edit]

  • Grain elevators: none remaining. In the early 1980s both the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and Cargill operated facilities there.
  • Candiac Hotel and Bar
  • Canada Post
  • General Store
  • Schools - dates unknown

Places of Interest[edit]

Churches - one (Polish Catholic, built in 1913)[4]
Community hall

Location[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saskatchewan Timeline 1890-1899, at canadawiki.org
  2. ^ In Baba's Trunk, write up of May 2004 conference of Historical Society of Ukrainian Canadian Congress
  3. ^ Professor Joseph M. Muchowski, A Tribute, published by Arkat USA, Inc
  4. ^ Poles, Religion, from Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples, published by multiculturalcanada.ca

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Coordinates: 50°12′41″N 103°15′33″W / 50.21139°N 103.25917°W / 50.21139; -103.25917