Caron No. 162, Saskatchewan is a rural municipality of 500 rural residents (2006 census) in the southwestern part of Saskatchewan, Canada. The RM was incorporated December 9, 1912. Other localities in the area include Abound, Archydal, Archydal Airport, Caron, Grayburn, and Grayburn Airport, McKeown Airport. Besant Park Campground and Recreation Area is along the Trans Canada Highway. The village of Caronport is enclaved in the R.M., just a little northeast of its centre, and is not technically part of Caron No. 162. The Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia), an endangered animal, makes its home in this area. As well, the Smooth Arid Goosefoot (Chenopodium subglabrum) and Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) is of special concern in the ecoregion.
A rural municipality is an administrative district consisting of an elected reeve, councilors, administrator who provide essential services within their area.
A person could work for the municipality and have his earnings put toward the taxes on his land; at one time, money collected in each Division stayed in that Division....The RM has as its responsibilities for many areas: agricultural programs and concerns in general; tax collections for needs of the municipality - road construction and maintenance; protective services - pest control, fire protection, weed control, environmental development, cultural and educational services; medical and veterinary needs and so forth.