Canora, Saskatchewan

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Not to be confused with Kenora.
This article is about a town in Saskatchewan, Canada. For other uses, see Canora (disambiguation).
Canora
Town
The "Welcome to Canora" statue "Lesia"
The "Welcome to Canora" statue "Lesia"
Flag of Canora
Flag
Motto: "Heart of Good Spirit Country"
Canora is located in Saskatchewan
Canora
Canora
Canora is located in Canada
Canora
Canora
Coordinates: 51°38′02″N 102°26′13″W / 51.63394°N 102.43691°W / 51.63394; -102.43691
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region East Central
Census division No. 9
Rural Municipality Good Lake
Post Office Founded 1904
Incorporated (Village) 1905
Incorporated (Town) 1910
Government
 • Mayor Terry Dennis (2009)
 • Town Manager Michael Mykytyshyn
 • Governing body Canora Town Council
 • M.P., Yorkton—Melville Garry Breitkreuz (2011)
 • M.L.A., Canora-Pelly Ken Krawetz (2011)
Area
 • Total 7.31 km2 (2.82 sq mi)
Elevation[1] 487 m (1,598 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,219
 • Density 303.7/km2 (787/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CST (UTC-6)
Postal code S0A 0L0
Area code(s) 306/639
Highways Hwy 5 / Hwy 9
Railways Canadian National (freight),
Via Rail (passenger)
Waterways Whitesand River Assiniboine River
Website Canora.com
[2][3]

Canora is located at the junction of highways No. 5 and 9 in East Central Saskatchewan.

Centrally located on the corners of four adjacent rural municipalities, the community is home to approximately 2,200 residents and draws upon a substantial trading area. Canora's unusual name comes from the first two letters of the words "Canadian Northern Railway".

The Canora railway station is served by Via Rail on its route from Winnipeg to Churchill, Manitoba.

Demographics[edit]

Canora became a village in 1905 and was incorporated as a town in 1910.

Canada census – Canora community profile
2011 2006 2001
Population: 2219 (10.2% from 2006) 2013 (-8.5% from 2001) 2200 (-0.8% from 1996)
Land area: 7.31 km2 (2.82 sq mi) 7.31 km2 (2.82 sq mi) 7.29 km2 (2.81 sq mi)
Population density: 303.7/km2 (787/sq mi) 275.5/km2 (714/sq mi) 301.7/km2 (781/sq mi)
Median age: 52.1 (M: 50.3, F: 53.7) 55.0 (M: 51.6, F: 57.3) 52.0 (M: 48.7, F: 55.8)
Total private dwellings: 1166 1142 1174
Median household income:
References: 2011[4] 2006[5] 2001[6]
Historical population of Canora, Saskatchewan
(Source: [7])
Year 1906 1911 1921 1931 1941 1951 1961 1966 1981 1991 2001 2011
Population 169 435 1,230 1,179 1,200 1,563 2,117 2,737 2,667 2,381 2,200 2,219

Attractions[edit]

A historical marker for the old Canora Hospital.

Canora is known as the "Heart of Good Spirit Country" as a result of its proximity to several lakes and parks, including Crystal Lake, Good Spirit Lake and Duck Mountain Provincial Park. The area is home to Saskatchewan’s greatest number of golf courses per capita and boasts one of the highest tee traffic counts in the province.

The town was judged to have the best-tasting municipal water in Canada at the 13th annual international water tasting competition held in 2003 in Bath (Berkeley Springs), West Virginia, USA. Canora’s water, supplied by several ground wells northeast of the community, also placed fourth internationally at the competition that received entries from eight countries and 23 states. Free samples of this great-tasting water are available at the CN Station House Museum during the summer months.

Protective Services[edit]

Canora is protected by the Canora-Sturgis RCMP detachment. The detachment has 8 members, between Canora and Sturgis.

Canora and area is served by a full-time Ambulance service – consisting of 3 PCP's, 3 ICP's, and two ACP's.

Canora's fire protection is provided by 21 professionally trained and certified paid-per-call staff. Along with fire protection they also provide rescue services such as vehicle extrication. Their services are also utilised in surrounding Rural Municipalities.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Atlas of Canada". Retrieved 2015-03-13. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-03-20. 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-03-20. 
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Population of the Prairie Provinces, 1901,1906,1911 and 1916" (PDF). 2011. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 

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