Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan

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Lucky Lake
Village
Village of Lucky Lake
Aerial view of Lucky Lake
Aerial view of Lucky Lake
Lucky Lake is located in Saskatchewan
Lucky Lake
Lucky Lake
Location of Lucky Lake in Saskatchewan
Lucky Lake is located in Canada
Lucky Lake
Lucky Lake
Lucky Lake (Canada)
Coordinates: 50°59′53″N 107°09′00″W / 50.998°N 107.150°W / 50.998; -107.150
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
RegionSouthwest
Census division7
Rural MunicipalityCanaan No. 225
Post office FoundedMarch 28, 1908
Incorporated (Village)November 23, 1920
Government
 • TypeMunicipal
 • Governing bodyLucky Lake Village Council
 • MayorBlaine Trumbley
 • AdministratorMelanie Dyck
Area[1]
 • Land0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total289
 • Density438.7/km2 (1,136/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
Postal codeS0L 1Z0
Area code(s)306
Highways Hwy 42
Hwy 45
Hwy 646
RailwayCanadian National Railway
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Lucky Lake formerly known as Devil's Lake, is a village within the Rural Municipality of Canaan Rural Municipality No. 225, in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. Lucky Lake had a population of 289 in the 2016 Canada Census, (a 0.7% increase from 287 in the 2011 Canada Census). The Village is located at the junction of Highway 42, Highway 45 and Highway 646 approximately 90 km north-east of Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

History[edit]

Lucky Lake has seen many changes over the years. Within the past 13 years The Double "L" Motel was built in 1996, the Tullis Co-op expanded to Lucky Lake in 2005. West Central Road & Rail followed in 2007, & most recently H2O Systems in 2008, all to serve the community.[6]

Demographics[edit]

In 2016, Lucky Lake had a population of 289 living in 153 dwellings, +0.7% population increase from 2011.[1] In 2011, Lucky Lake had a population of 287 living in 141 dwellings, a -2.7% population decrease from 2006. The village has a land area of 0.66 km2 (0.25 sq mi) and a population density of 435.6/km2 (1,128/sq mi).[7]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture and services to support agriculture constitute the largest component of the town's economy. Typical crops grown in the area include durum wheat, spring wheat, peas, lentils, and canola. Flax, beans and mustard are also grown to a lesser extent. Nearby Lake Diefenbaker provides water for irrigation so that additional crops such as potatoes can be grown. Wild West Steelhead, is an aquaculture farm that raises Steelhead Trout in the lake. The company employs many people in its operations that comprise the steps of egg incubation to the production of finished fillets.[8]

In the past, the provincial government's efforts (via a partnership known as SPUDCO) to create a potato growing industry in the province led to local jobs being created to grow and package potatoes. SPUDCO eventually failed and the local potato growing industry has been slow to recover.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census Profile". 2016 Census. Statistics Canada.
  2. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  3. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Archived from the original on 2006-10-06. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
  4. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
  5. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005). "Elections Canada On-line". Archived from the original on 2007-04-21. Retrieved 2014-07-15.
  6. ^ Village of Lucky lake
  7. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2011 Census: Lucky Lake - Community Profile". Retrieved 2015-03-23.
  8. ^ Wild West Steelhead homepage url=http://www.wildweststeelhead.com/

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Coordinates: 50°59′53″N 107°09′00″W / 50.998°N 107.150°W / 50.998; -107.150