Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344
|Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344|
Rural Municipality Office and Police Station
|Incorporated||January 1, 1970|
|• Reeve||Judy Harwood|
|• Governing body||Council of the RM|
|• Total||1,978.14 km2 (763.76 sq mi)|
|• Density||4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)|
|Postal code||S7K 5W1 (for RM office)|
The Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344 is a rural municipality (RM) that surrounds the City of Saskatoon in central Saskatchewan, Canada. It was formed in 1970 through the amalgamation of three smaller RMs – the RM of Cory No. 344, the RM of Warman No. 374, and the RM of Park No. 375. The RM is bisected by the South Saskatchewan River while the North Saskatchewan River forms part of its northwest boundary. The RM works closely with the Meewasin Valley Authority to protect the South Saskatchewan River valley.
The RM of Corman Park No. 344 was formed by the amalgamation of three rural municipalities – the RMs of Cory No. 344, Warman No. 374 and Park No. 375. The three RMs were disorganized on December 31, 1969 to enable the incorporation of the RM of Corman Park No. 344 on January 1, 1970.
Two designated historical properties are located in the RM:
- Opimihaw (now referred to as Wanuskewin Heritage Park) is a 58 hectare property with 14 precontact archaeological sites in the Opimihaw Creek valley.
- Bone Trail in the 1800s buffalo bones were collected on the prairie, and transported along this trail to Saskatoon for transfer onto rail cars so that they could be sent to eastern Canada where they were crushed into fertilizer.
As of the census in 2001, there were 8,093 people living in the RM of Corman Park. By the 2006 census, the population had increased 3.8%, to 8,351. It has by far the largest population of any rural municipality in Saskatchewan, more than double that of the next largest (Buckland No. 491 in 2001; Edenwold No. 158 in 2006). The area immediately surrounding Saskatoon is part of the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority. The South Saskatchewan River flows from the southwest corner to the northeast corner of the RM. Besides the city of Saskatoon, which lies southeast of the RM's centre, the other independently governed communities that are enclaved within the borders of Corman Park are the cities of Martensville and Warman, and the towns of Dalmeny, Langham, and Osler.
|Canada census – Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344 community profile|
|Population:||8,568 (3.5% from 2011)||8,354 (1.1%% from 2006)||8,351 (3.8%% from 2001)|
|Land area:||1,911.35 km2 (737.98 sq mi)||1,934.20 km2 (746.80 sq mi)||1,978.14 km2 (763.76 sq mi)|
|Population density:||4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)||4.3/km2 (11/sq mi)||4.2/km2 (11/sq mi)|
|Median age:||40.6 (M: 40.7, F: 40.5)||40.4 (M: 40.7, F: 40.2)|
|Total private dwellings:||3,037||2,862||2,778|
|Median household income:||$82,590|
|References: 2016 2011 2006 earlier|
The offices for the RM are located in Lawson Heights, Saskatoon. All rural municipalities have elected councils, along with an elected head called a reeve. As of October 24, 2012 the reeve is Judy Harwood, and the councilors are:
- Division 1: John Germs
- Division 2: Michelle Chuhaniuk
- Division 3: David Fox
- Division 4: Randy Rooke
- Division 5: Ken Beauchemin
- Division 6: Bas Froese-Kooijenga
- Division 7: Joanne Janzen
- Division 8: Wendy Trask
A majority of voters in a November 2011 plebiscite favoured the council be changed from 11 to 8 councillors, a move that was controversial. The elected councillors of the day requested that the provincial government not take action on the plebiscite. However, the request was ignored and the municipal boundaries were redrawn with 8 divisions. A new council was elected on February 29, 2012 with four incumbents and four new councillors.
The RM of Corman Park No. 344 contracts with the City of Saskatoon and the other municipalities for the provision of fire protection.
The RM operates a small police service of five officers who work in partnership with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Corman Park Police Service actively partners with all other law enforcement agencies in the Saskatoon and district police universe including the Saskatoon Police Service and Dalmeny Police Service.
The Corman Park Police Service acts in partnership with the RCMP under the terms of Order in Council (OIC) 109/2001 as amended by OIC 92/2006. The service operates out of the municipal office in Saskatoon.
Communities and localities
The following urban municipalities are surrounded by the Rural Municipality:
The following hamlets are located within the Rural Municipality:
(current and historic)
- Colonsay Branch C.P.R—serves Saskatoon, Colonsay, Forslund, Zangwill, Young and Plassey.
- Minnedosa–Saskatoon–Edmonton Section C.P.R—serves Colonsay, Elstow, Blucher, Cheviot, Floral, Sutherland, Saskatoon, Cory, Dunfermline, Asquith, Rhyl, Kinley, Perdue Keppel, Vance and Biggar.
- Carlton Branch, C.N.R—serves Saskatoon, Warman, Dalmeny
- Delisle Elrose Branch C.N.R—serves Saskatoon, Delisle, Birdview, Swanson and Ardath.
- Regina Branch, C.N.R—serves Kenaston, Strong, Hanley, Indi, Dundurn, Strehlow, Haultain, Grasswood, Nutana, Saskatoon, Clarks Crossing, Warmsn and Osler.
- Winnipeg, Edmonton, Prince Rupert Division, C.N.R—serves Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Jasper.
- Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344 (Map). Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
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- "Rural Municipality Incorporations (Alphabetical)". Saskatchewan Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Archived from the original on April 21, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
- Opimihaw Provincial Heritage Property
- Bone Trail Municipal Heritage Property
- Corrections to the 2006 Census Data
- "2016 Community Profiles". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-16.
- "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-11.
- "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
- "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
- Ethnocultural portrait of Canada, Corman Park No. 344, Saskatchewan
- French, Janet (November 19, 2011). "Disregard referendum: Corman Park council asks Minister to ignore vote result". The StarPhoenix. Postmedia Network. Retrieved 2011-11-19.
- Couture, Joe (December 12, 2011). "Saskatchewan government enacts Corman Park boundary, council changes". The StarPhoenix. Postmedia Network. Retrieved 2012-03-16.
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- Provincial Gazette
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