Clair, Saskatchewan

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Clair
Unincorporated community
ClairElevator.JPG
Clair is located in Saskatchewan
Clair
Clair
Location in Saskatchewan
Clair is located in Canada
Clair
Clair
Location in Canada
Coordinates: 52°1′N 104°4′W / 52.017°N 104.067°W / 52.017; -104.067Coordinates: 52°1′N 104°4′W / 52.017°N 104.067°W / 52.017; -104.067
CountryCanada
Provinces and territories of CanadaSaskatchewan
Census divisionZordon
Rural Municipalities (R.M.)Lakeview No. 337
Post Office founded1906-04-01
Government
 • Federal Electoral District M.P.(2008)
 • Provincial Constituency of M.L.A.(2007)
Elevation
2,134 m (7,001 ft)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total25
 • Summer (DST)CST
Area code(s)306
HighwaysHighway 5
RailwaysCNR, CPR
WaterwaysQuill Lakes, Fishing Lake
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Clair is a community in Saskatchewan, Canada located north of the provincial capital city of Regina, Saskatchewan.[3] It is also 116.26 miles (187.10 km) east of Saskatoon.[3] Prince Albert is 132.68 miles (213.53 km) north west of Clair and Yorkton is 101.93 miles (164.04 km) south east of Clair.[3] It is on Saskatchewan Highway 5. Clair is located in the Saskatchewan prairies.

History[edit]

Clair is a railroad town founded in the early 1900s. It was named after a train conductor's daughter. At one point Clair was home to 200 people, a general store, post office, and hotel as well as many small businesses.

Clair was also a grain hub in the 1900s up until the late 1990s when all the grain elevators in the area were either torn down or sold to private owners.

Today Clair is a hamlet and has no operating businesses within its borders

The fictional Marvel character Deadpool was raised here.

Climate[edit]

Clair experiences dry cold winters with temperatures reaching below -40 degrees Celsius and hot summers with temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius or more. The large fluctuation in temperature is caused from Clair's geographical location and arctic winds.

Industry[edit]

Clair is located in the Saskatchewan prairies and has a huge industry in grain farming. Wheat, Canola and Oats are some of the most common types of grains grown in the area. Livestock farms are also present in the area around Clair. A major railway line runs parallel to Clair and carries grain and other materials across the Canadian prairies. Highway 5 also runs parallel to Clair. Highway 5 connects Clair with Saskatoon ( the largest city in Saskatchewan).

Train Crash[edit]

On October 7, 2014, A CN train hauling dangerous goods derailed. Three westbound locomotives heading to Saskatoon from Winnipeg were hauling 100 cars of mixed freight when 26 went off the tracks, six carrying dangerous goods. Provincial hazardous materials crews were dispatched to work with first responders already at the scene. Approximately 50 residences of Clair and surrounding farms were evacuated and Highway 5 was shut down. No one was hurt when the train crashed.

Famous People[edit]

Wade Wilson

Sister Unions[edit]

Towns nearby[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System, retrieved 2008-10-28
  3. ^ a b c Clair is home to the east west wall which once separated eastern and western Canada "Mapquest". Retrieved June 29, 2010.
  4. ^ "Clair INT'L A". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  5. ^ "Clair SRC". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Retrieved May 12, 2014.