Herbert, Saskatchewan

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Herbert
Town
Motto: Have you seen Herbert?
Herbert is located in Saskatchewan
Herbert
Herbert
Herbert is located in Canada
Herbert
Herbert
Location of Herbert in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 50°25′38″N 107°13′40″W / 50.42728°N 107.22781°W / 50.42728; -107.22781
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division 7
Rural Municipality Morse
Post office Founded 1904-10-01
Government
 • Mayor Ron Mathies
 • CAO Michelle Mackow
 • Governing body Herbert Town Council
Area
 • Land 3.78 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 856
 • Density 200.7/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0H 2A0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Trans-Canada Highway
Website Official website
[2][3]

Herbert is a town located in southwest Saskatchewan, just east of Swift Current on the Trans-Canada Highway. This town is also one hundred twenty-five miles west of Regina. Its population as of 2016 was 856.[1]

Herbert was named after the British diplomat Sir Michael Henry Herbert. It is the hometown of CBC Sports broadcaster Don Wittman. Herbert was also the home of former Senator Jack Wiebe.

Attractions[edit]

The Herbert Train Station Museum is the best place to stop for information on the town of Herbert. The train station is located on 625 Railway Avenue.[4] The Klassen Museum (c. 1916) is a Municipal Heritage Property on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.[5]

Education[edit]

Herbert School offer kindergarten to grade 12 and is in the Chinook School Division 211

Recreation[edit]

Herbert has a skating rink and a curling rink, a swimming pool, a number of ball diamonds, and a gym within the school.

Herbert is also home to the Herbert Stampede, a Canadian Cowboys Association approved Rodeo. Herbert Stampede was the CCA's 2008 and 2014 Rodeo of the year. The Herbert Stampede also features the very popular Wild Cow Race and The Wild West Parade.[6]

Amenities[edit]

Herbert also has a CO-OP store, a pharmacy, a hospital/nursing home, a senior home, a public library, MCC thrift store, and a post office.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Herbert, Saskatchewan community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 856 (+12.8% from 2011) 759 (+8.4% from 2006) 742 (-8.6% from 2001)
Land area: 3.78 km2 (1.46 sq mi) +2.3 km2 (0.89 sq mi) 3.78 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Population density: 226.3/km2 (586/sq mi) 200.7/km2 (520/sq mi) 196.2/km2 (508/sq mi)
Median age: 46.8 (M: 46.0, F: 47.4) 57.6 (M: 56.8, F: 59.0) 55.2 (M: 52.1, F: 59.5)
Total private dwellings: 356 323 365
Median household income:
References: 2016[7] 2011[8] 2006[9] earlier[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  4. ^ Find a Museum. "Herbert CPR Train Station Museum". Archived from the original on 2012-09-18. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  5. ^ Canada's Historic Places. "Klassen Museum". Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  6. ^ Tourism Saskatchewan. "Herbert Annual Stampede". Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  7. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". Canada 2016 Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-16. 
  8. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  9. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  10. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 50°25′37″N 107°13′37″W / 50.427°N 107.227°W / 50.427; -107.227