Kelvington, Saskatchewan

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Kelvington
Town
Nickname(s): 'Canada's Hockey Factory'
Motto: Grow With Us
Kelvington is located in Saskatchewan
Kelvington
Kelvington
Location of Kelvington in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 52°10′N 103°32′W / 52.167°N 103.533°W / 52.167; -103.533Coordinates: 52°10′N 103°32′W / 52.167°N 103.533°W / 52.167; -103.533
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural Municipalities (R.M.) Kelvington No. 366
Post office Founded 1906-09-01
Government
 • Mayor Lane Peterson
 • Federal Electoral District of Yorkton-Melville M.P. Cathay Wagantall (2015)
 • Provincial Constituency of Kelvington-Wadena M.L.A. June Draude (2011)
Area
 • Total 3.89 km2 (1.50 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 864
 • Density 221.9/km2 (575/sq mi)
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC−6)
Postal code S0A 1W0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Hwy 38, Hwy 49
Website Official website
[2][3][4][5]

Kelvington is a town of 864 residents in the rural municipality of Kelvington No. 366, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Kelvington is located at the intersection of Highway 38 and Highway 49. It is east of Saskatoon.

The town was named for William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, scientist and inventor.[6]

Geography[edit]

Kelvington is geographically situated in the parkland region of Saskatchewan and is surrounded by numerous lakes, Big Quill Lake, Little Quill Lake, Ponass Lake, Nut Lake, Little Nut Lake, Round Lake and Fishing Lake going around clockwise.

The town is in the Dominion Land Survey Sec.4, Twp.37, R.11, W2

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Kelvington, Saskatchewan community profile
2011 2006
Population: 864 (-0.2% from 2006) 866 (-14.0% from 2001)
Land area: 3.89 km2 (1.50 sq mi) 3.89 km2 (1.50 sq mi)
Population density: 221.9/km2 (575/sq mi) 222.4/km2 (576/sq mi)
Median age: 54.9 (M: 51.9, F: 56.5) 53.2 (M: 52.9, F: 54.2)
Total private dwellings: 464 469
Median household income:
References: 2011[7] 2006[8]

Attractions[edit]

  • Round Lake
  • Marean Lake is located 40 kilometers north of Kelvington.
  • Fishing Lake Regional Park is located just 35 kilometers south of Kelvington.
  • Greenwater Lake Provincial Park is located 40 kilometers north of Kelvington.
  • Big Quill Lake
  • Little Quill Lake
  • Ponass Lake
  • Nut Lake
  • Little Nut Lake
  • Fishing Lake

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Besides being at the intersection of a secondary grade and primary grade, Highway 38 and Highway 49. Kelvington is also home to the Kelvington Airport CKV2 which has a 2500 foot turf runway with no winter maintenance. Kelvington is also located along the CPR railway.[9] and the Route 66 Snowmobile Trail.[10]

Health care[edit]

The Kelvington and Area Hospital opened in June 2016. It replaces the aging facility opened in 1969. The hospital is an integrated facility containing seven acute care beds, medical clinic, 24 hour emergency services, home care offices, lab, and diagnostic imaging services. It also hosts several itinerant specialists including occupational therapy, public health, physio therapy and more. Attached to this facility is a 45 bed long term care facility that is currently being renovated, with completion expected by April 2017.[11]

Ambulance services are located within the community and includes three ambulances with Advanced Care Paramedics.[12]

East Central Saskatchewan Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (SARBI) is a rehabilitation facility which is located in Kelvington and services a one hundred mile radius. This facility provides services and therapy for individuals who have experienced a brain injury from trauma or illness.

Media[edit]

Kelvington is serviced by the Northeast Chronicle and Wadena News. The nearest radio station is located in Humboldt, Saskatchewan - CHBO-FM 107.5[13]

Notable people[edit]

Kelvington has created a large collection of hockey cards commemorating hockey greats who have originated from Kelvington, Saskatchewan. Lloyd Gronsdahl, Barry Melrose, Joe Kocur, Wendel Clark, Kerry Clark, and Kory Kocur are all featured on their cards with their NHL hockey statistics. This large sign is located to the west side Highway 38[14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-16. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-08-16. 
  4. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005). "CTI Determine your provincial constituency". Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  5. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Library of Parliament (2008). "Riding history for Yorkton—Melville (1966– )". Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  6. ^ Kelvington No. 366, Saskatchewan
  7. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-08-16. 
  8. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  9. ^ Adamson, J. "Saskatchewan, Canada, Rand McNally 1924 Indexed Pocket Map Tourists' and Shippers' Guide". Canadian map. Retrieved 2007-06-07. 
  10. ^ "Newsask Community Futures Development Corporation". Retrieved 2007-06-07. 
  11. ^ http://www.kelseytrailhealth.ca/Facilities/Kelvington/Pages/default.aspx
  12. ^ http://www.kelvingtonmhs.ca
  13. ^ "Town of Kelvington News & Radio". Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  14. ^ "Town of Kelvington". BIG THINGS IN SASKATCHEWAN. Retrieved June 3, 2009. 
  15. ^ Solonyka, Ed (2002–2006). "Hockey Cards Kelvington, Saskatchewan". LARGE CANADIAN ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS. Retrieved June 3, 2007. 

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