Eston, Saskatchewan

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Eston, Saskatchewan
Town
Eston, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Eston, Saskatchewan
Eston, Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 51°05′25″N 108°27′03″W / 51.0904°N 108.4509°W / 51.0904; -108.4509
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
RegionWest-Central
Census division12
Rural MunicipalitySnipe Lake
Government
 • Governing bodyEston Town Council
Area
 • Total2.72 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Population
(2016[1])
 • Total1,061
 • Density390.3/km2 (1,011/sq mi)
Time zoneCST
Area code(s)306
HighwaysHighway 30
Highway 44
RailwaysCanadian National Railway
WebsiteOfficial Website - Town of Eston
[2][3][4][5]

Eston is a town in Snipe Lake Rural Municipality No. 259, Saskatchewan, Canada. The population was 1061 at the 2016 Census. The town is located at the junction of Highway 30 and Highway 44 approximately 70 km south-east of Kindersley.

Demographics[edit]

In 2011, Eston had a population of 1031 living in 507 dwellings, a 6.2% increase from 2006. The town had a land area of 357.2 km2 (137.9 sq mi) and a population density of 2.72/km2 (7.0/sq mi).[6] In 2016, the town's population grew to 1,061 with 548 houses, a 2.9% population increase over 2011.[1]

Climate[edit]

Eston experiences a semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSk) with long, cold, dry winters and short but very warm summers. Precipitation is very low, with an annual average of 297mm, and is heavily concentrated in the warmer months.

Climate data for Eston
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 9.5
(49.1)
13.5
(56.3)
20.5
(68.9)
32.5
(90.5)
36.1
(97.0)
39.5
(103.1)
39
(102)
38.9
(102.0)
36.7
(98.1)
32.2
(90.0)
21.7
(71.1)
11.7
(53.1)
39.5
(103.1)
Average high °C (°F) −9.5
(14.9)
−6.5
(20.3)
1.5
(34.7)
11.8
(53.2)
19.3
(66.7)
23.5
(74.3)
25.6
(78.1)
25
(77)
18.7
(65.7)
11.7
(53.1)
−0.5
(31.1)
−7.7
(18.1)
9.4
(48.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −14.3
(6.3)
−11.5
(11.3)
−4
(25)
4.8
(40.6)
11.7
(53.1)
16.2
(61.2)
18.1
(64.6)
17.4
(63.3)
11.4
(52.5)
4.9
(40.8)
−5.6
(21.9)
−12.5
(9.5)
3
(37)
Average low °C (°F) −19.1
(−2.4)
−16.5
(2.3)
−9.5
(14.9)
−2.2
(28.0)
4
(39)
8.8
(47.8)
10.5
(50.9)
9.7
(49.5)
4
(39)
−2
(28)
−10.7
(12.7)
−17.3
(0.9)
−3.4
(25.9)
Record low °C (°F) −47.8
(−54.0)
−40.5
(−40.9)
−40.6
(−41.1)
−28.6
(−19.5)
−11.1
(12.0)
−4.4
(24.1)
−1.1
(30.0)
−2.8
(27.0)
−10.6
(12.9)
−26
(−15)
−35
(−31)
−43.9
(−47.0)
−47.8
(−54.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13
(0.5)
9.5
(0.37)
14.8
(0.58)
19.5
(0.77)
37.8
(1.49)
53.2
(2.09)
53.1
(2.09)
39.3
(1.55)
20.3
(0.80)
11
(0.4)
11.1
(0.44)
14.6
(0.57)
297.2
(11.70)
Source: Environment Canada[7]

Notable people[edit]

Scotty Hartnell, NHL player and Canadian author Michael Helm hail from Eston, as well as athlete Chris Hill. Canadian author Cassie Stocks, winner of the Leacock Medal for the best in Canadian Literary Humour, lives in Eston.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census Profile". 2016 Census. Statistics Canada.
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters, archived from the original on 6 October 2006
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System, archived from the original on 21 November 2008
  4. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency, archived from the original on 11 September 2007
  5. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line, archived from the original on 21 April 2007
  6. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Eston - Community Profile". Retrieved 2010-08-14.
  7. ^ Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 27 July 2010

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°09′N 108°45′W / 51.150°N 108.750°W / 51.150; -108.750 (Eston, Saskatchewan)