Coronach, Saskatchewan

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Coronach is located in Saskatchewan
Coronach
Coronach
Location of Coronach in Saskatchewan

Coronach /ˈkɒrənæk/ is a community in southern Saskatchewan, Canada near the Canada–US border. It was founded in 1926 by the Canadian Pacific Railway and named after Coronach, the horse who had just won The Derby in England that year. Coronach was officially incorporated in 1928.

History[edit]

After its incorporation in 1928 the town's population teetered in and around 300, until about 1974 when the town discovered that they were to receive the Poplar River Power Project. This project brought many new citizens to the town to help with the building and operation of the Power Plant. The Poplar River Power Plant can be seen from a distance with the large smoke stack extending above the town. With the Poplar River Power Project also came the development of the Coronach Coal Mine, which provides the coal/fuel to the Power Plant. The Coal mine has had a few locations and a variety of owners; it is currently owned by Westmoreland Coal Company.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2016 Census Coronach has a population of 643 people, this is down from the 2011 census count of 711. The median age in Coronach is 43.0 years.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Coronach
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14
(57)
19
(66)
24
(75)
33
(91)
39
(102)
41
(106)
38
(100)
39
(102)
37
(99)
33.5
(92.3)
24.5
(76.1)
14.5
(58.1)
41
(106)
Average high °C (°F) −7.2
(19.0)
−3.7
(25.3)
2.5
(36.5)
11.4
(52.5)
18.2
(64.8)
23
(73)
25.9
(78.6)
25.9
(78.6)
19
(66)
11.9
(53.4)
1
(34)
−5.2
(22.6)
10.2
(50.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) −12.8
(9.0)
−9
(16)
−3.2
(26.2)
4.7
(40.5)
11.3
(52.3)
16.1
(61.0)
18.7
(65.7)
18.2
(64.8)
11.7
(53.1)
5.3
(41.5)
−4.3
(24.3)
−10.7
(12.7)
3.8
(38.8)
Average low °C (°F) −18.4
(−1.1)
−14.4
(6.1)
−8.8
(16.2)
−2.1
(28.2)
4.3
(39.7)
9.3
(48.7)
11.4
(52.5)
10.5
(50.9)
4.4
(39.9)
−1.4
(29.5)
−9.6
(14.7)
−16.1
(3.0)
−2.6
(27.3)
Record low °C (°F) −38.5
(−37.3)
−41
(−42)
−35
(−31)
−26.1
(−15.0)
−8
(18)
−4
(25)
3
(37)
−1.5
(29.3)
−10.5
(13.1)
−22
(−8)
−36
(−33)
−41
(−42)
−41
(−42)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 17.5
(0.69)
15
(0.6)
25.6
(1.01)
27
(1.1)
65.3
(2.57)
68.1
(2.68)
58.4
(2.30)
42.3
(1.67)
34.1
(1.34)
21
(0.8)
18.7
(0.74)
21.2
(0.83)
414.1
(16.30)
Source: Environment Canada[2]

Services and attractions[edit]

  • A variety of restaurants, and places to stay

- Restaurants - Rustic Tavern, Deb's Country Kitchen, RC's Chinese, Coronach Hotel and The Nook Bakery & Coffee Shop

- Accommodations - Country Boy Motel, Coronach Hotel, Country Flavour B & B, Coronach Bunkhouse

- Camping - Poolside Park Campground, Poplar River Community Park, East Side Campground

  • Coronach Sportsplex (which includes a regulation-size artificial ice rink, four artificial ice sheets for curling, and a heated outdoor swimming pool for the summer months)
  • Fully equipped campsites
  • Four baseball diamonds
  • Coronach Golf Club with a 9-hole, 3000 yard grass greens course
  • Bowling alley
  • Coronach Medical Center
  • Coronach Museum - was established in 1987 to tell the story of the founding, settlement and development of the Coronach district from the year 1900. There is a hospital room, a schoolroom, communication room, shop, parlour, library, town office, bedroom, store, kitchen, toy room, church, sewing and textiles, and bathroom to display artifacts that shaped our history
  • K-12 school and Daycare
  • An array of different businesses (gas station, grocery store, pharmacy, holistic health, confectionary, Canada Post, Insurance agency, Craft store, Giftware stores, Offsale, second hand store ), and services (banks, hairdressers, massage, fitness gym, library, Mechanic Shop, Tire Shop, Plumbing Shop, Embroidery/heat press business, horse/roping arena, laundromat, car wash )

Transportation[edit]

The town is a part owner of the Fife Lake Railway.[3]

See also[edit]

Scobey–Coronach Border Crossing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Census of Canada". census profile 2016. Statistics Canada. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  2. ^ Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 24 July 2010
  3. ^ Fife Lake Railway Project Best Practice Report

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°06′32″N 105°30′44″W / 49.10889°N 105.51222°W / 49.10889; -105.51222