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. Many people that visit the area enjoy touring the mine, where they can experience the immense size of the draglines as they dig down to uncover the coal. The coal will eventually be loaded onto the train and hauled over to the Power Plant, which is also a popular site to tour.

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)
−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)
−9
(16)
−3.2
(26.2)
4.7
(40.5)
11.3
(52.3)
16.1
(61)
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)
−2.6
(27.3)
Record low °C (°F) −38.5
(−37.3)
−41
(−42)
−35
(−31)
−26.1
(−15)
−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
(0.689)
15
(0.59)
25.6
(1.008)
27
(1.06)
65.3
(2.571)
68.1
(2.681)
58.4
(2.299)
42.3
(1.665)
34.1
(1.343)
21
(0.83)
18.7
(0.736)
21.2
(0.835)
414.1
(16.303)
Source: Environment Canada[2]

Services and attractions[edit]

  • A variety of restaurants, and places to stay
  • 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
  • Horse racing track
  • Coronach Golf Club with a 9-hole grass greens course
  • Bowling alley
  • Coronach Medical Center
  • Coronach Museum
  • K-12 school
  • An array of different businesses (gas stations, grocery stores, variety stores etc.), and services (banks, hairdressers, a spa etc.)
  • Outlaw Days – A weekend event that usually occurs during one of the last weekends in July. The weekend is packed with fun activities, and performances that helps to commemorate the history and culture of the region.

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