Outlook, Saskatchewan

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Town of Outlook
Town
Business DistrictFranklin Street
Business District
Franklin Street
Motto: "Home of Canada's Longest Pedestrian Bridge"
Town of Outlook is located in Saskatchewan
Town of Outlook
Town of Outlook
Town of Outlook is located in Canada
Town of Outlook
Town of Outlook
Location of Outlook in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 51°30′N 107°03′W / 51.500°N 107.050°W / 51.500; -107.050Coordinates: 51°30′N 107°03′W / 51.500°N 107.050°W / 51.500; -107.050
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region West-central
Census division 11
Rural Municipality Rudy
Founded 1908
Incorporated (Village) 1908
Incorporated (Town) 1909
Government
 • Governing body Outlook Town Council[1]
 • Mayor Bob Stephenson
 • Administrator Trent Michelman
 • MP Kelly Block (CPC) - Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar
 • MLA Jim Reiter (SKP) - Rosetown-Elrose
Area
 • Land 7.83 km2 (3.02 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,204
 • Density 281.3/km2 (729/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0L 2N0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 15
Railways Canadian Pacific Railway-(abandoned)
Website town.outlook.sk.ca

Outlook is a town in west central Saskatchewan, Canada about 80 km south-southwest of Saskatoon. It is located along the South Saskatchewan River downstream from Gardiner Dam and the Coteau Creek Hydroelectric Station.

History[edit]

Settlement of the area began in the early 1900s with farmers and immigrants moving into the area looking for farmland. Outlook officially started as a settlement on August 26, 1908[2] when the Canadian Pacific Railway commenced the auction of lots.

On November 23, 1908 the citizens of Outlook welcomed the first train which arrived from Moose Jaw. Within the month the CPR was running a tri-weekly train service carrying huge piles of lumber, however the supply of workers and materials was far outweighed by the demand for more buildings. The Outlook CPR Station building was built in 1909 and a year later, on November 1, 1910, Outlook was officially declared a town. In 1912 the Skytrail bridge crossing the South Saskatchewan River was finished,[2] allowing both passenger and commercial traffic to cross the river in the area for the first time without using the ferry.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Outlook, Saskatchewan community profile
2011 2006
Population: 2,204 (13.7% from 2006) 1,938 (-9.0% from 2001)
Land area: 7.83 km2 (3.02 sq mi) 7.83 km2 (3.02 sq mi)
Population density: 281.3/km2 (729/sq mi) 247.4/km2 (641/sq mi)
Median age: 49.7 (M: 47.1, F: 52.3)
Total private dwellings: 1046 994
Median household income: $52,112
References: 2011[3] 2006[4] earlier[5]

Arts and culture[edit]

Outlook's arts program includes the Equinox Theatre, who in conjunction with LCBI Theatre Group put up productions throughout the year.[6]

The Outlook and District Community Arts Council[7] recently opened an art gallery in the Town Office Building.

Attractions[edit]

  • Outlook & District Regional Park is situated along the South Saskatchewan River. It has 50 electrified campsites, an outdoor heated junior size Olympic swimming pool and paddling pool for toddlers, hiking trails and the 9-hole Riverview Golf Course.[8]
  • The Skytrail bridge is an old railway bridge, converted for pedestrian use; it is 3000 feet long and stands 156 ft above the South Saskatchewan River. The skytrail bridge is currently closed to the public due to unsafe conditions.
  • Outlook railway station building is home to the Outlook & District Heritage Museum The museum has over 2500 artifacts from the Outlook area.[9] Some of the highlights include:
    • a Caboose
    • an arrowhead and stone tool collection
    • an old holding cell from the Broderick train station
    • an antique wood stove
    • a collection of over 400 salt & pepper shakers
    • antique hospital equipment donated by the Outlook Union Hospital
    • the original printing press from Outlook Printers
    • the proposed model plan of Gardiner Dam and Lake Diefenbaker
    • original artwork by acclaimed artist Arthur Evoy[10] who was born in Outlook
  • The Canada Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Centre, a research facility located on the outskirts of town, tests different crops, diseases, chemicals under dryland and irrigation. The Centre has many tours during the summer as well as a field day in July.[11]
  • Danielson Provincial Park[12] is 50 km south on Highway 219 and Highway 44 provides access to Gardiner Dam.

Climate[edit]

The highest temperature ever recorded in Outlook was 41.1 °C (106 °F) on June 16, 1933 and July 4, 1937.[13][14] The coldest temperature ever recorded was −52.2 °C (−62 °F) on February 25, 1919.[15]

Climate data for Outlook, 1981–2010 normals, extremes 1915–present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10.6
(51.1)
14.4
(57.9)
23.3
(73.9)
33.9
(93)
37.2
(99)
41.1
(106)
41.1
(106)
39.4
(102.9)
37.5
(99.5)
32.8
(91)
22.8
(73)
16.1
(61)
41.1
(106)
Average high °C (°F) −8.1
(17.4)
−5.3
(22.5)
1.5
(34.7)
11.7
(53.1)
18.4
(65.1)
22.5
(72.5)
25.6
(78.1)
25.0
(77)
18.9
(66)
11.0
(51.8)
0.4
(32.7)
−6.0
(21.2)
9.6
(49.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −13.1
(8.4)
−10.1
(13.8)
−3.4
(25.9)
5.3
(41.5)
11.5
(52.7)
16.1
(61)
18.9
(66)
18.0
(64.4)
12.3
(54.1)
5.1
(41.2)
−4.1
(24.6)
−10.7
(12.7)
3.8
(38.8)
Average low °C (°F) −18.0
(−0.4)
−14.8
(5.4)
−8.2
(17.2)
−1.1
(30)
4.7
(40.5)
9.8
(49.6)
12.1
(53.8)
10.9
(51.6)
5.6
(42.1)
−0.9
(30.4)
−8.5
(16.7)
−15.4
(4.3)
−2.0
(28.4)
Record low °C (°F) −45.0
(−49)
−52.2
(−62)
−46.1
(−51)
−28.3
(−18.9)
−10.8
(12.6)
−6.1
(21)
0.0
(32)
−1.1
(30)
−12.2
(10)
−28.9
(−20)
−34.4
(−29.9)
−42.2
(−44)
−52.2
(−62)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13.9
(0.547)
8.6
(0.339)
19.3
(0.76)
21.6
(0.85)
42.6
(1.677)
63.9
(2.516)
56.1
(2.209)
42.8
(1.685)
34.1
(1.343)
16.6
(0.654)
14.6
(0.575)
14.7
(0.579)
348.6
(13.724)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.3
(0.012)
0.3
(0.012)
5.9
(0.232)
16.1
(0.634)
39.0
(1.535)
63.9
(2.516)
56.1
(2.209)
42.8
(1.685)
32.8
(1.291)
12.6
(0.496)
3.1
(0.122)
0.3
(0.012)
273.0
(10.748)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 13.6
(5.35)
8.3
(3.27)
12.9
(5.08)
5.5
(2.17)
3.6
(1.42)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
1.3
(0.51)
3.8
(1.5)
11.6
(4.57)
14.7
(5.79)
75.3
(29.65)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 93.5 122.8 157.7 213.2 266.3 283.6 319.6 288.2 186.5 156.9 91.4 73.9 2,253.6
Percent possible sunshine 35.9 43.7 42.9 51.4 55.1 57.1 64.0 63.7 49.0 47.3 34.1 30.0 47.9
Source: Environment Canada[16][17]
Former train station
Outlook and District Heritage Museum
Former railroad bridge
Skytrail Bridge
Highway 15 bridge

Sports[edit]

The Outlook Recreation Complex has a skating rink, a 4-sheet curling rink, a 4-lane bowling alley and an indoor archery range. Adjacent are five baseball diamonds.[18]

The Jim Kook Arena in the Complex is home to many sports programs throughout the year, including the Outlook Minor Sports program. It is home to the Outlook Ice Hawks senior hockey team.[19]

The Outlook Stock Car Association[20] maintains a stock car 1/3 mile high banked clay oval track. The track runs 10 or more races a season.

Outlook is home of the Maniberta Baseball League (MBL) draft.

Infrastructure[edit]

  • Outlook Airport is located South East of Outlook.
  • Outlook has an award-winning recycling program that has been recognized across North America. The Town of Outlook has recycled nearly three million lbs of cardboard as of 2003, and nearly 2 million lbs of newspaper.[21]

Education[edit]

Outlook is located within the Sun West School Division.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Affairs - (Outlook)". Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan (Outlook)". Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Town of Outlook (Recreation)". Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Outlook And District Arts Council, Inc.". Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Outlook & District Regional Park". Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Outlook & District Heritage Museum". Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  10. ^ "SKNAC (Arthur Evoy)". Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Canada-Saskatchewan Irrigation Diversification Centre". Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Danielson Provincial Park". Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  13. ^ "June 1933". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Retrieved May 2, 2016. 
  14. ^ "July 1937". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Retrieved May 2, 2016. 
  15. ^ "February 1919". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Retrieved May 2, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Outlook PFRA". Canadian Climate Normals. Environment Canada. Retrieved May 2, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Outlook". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. Retrieved May 2, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Outlook Website (Recreation)". Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Sask Valley Hockey League - SVHL". Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Outlook Stock Car Association (2008 season winners)". Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  21. ^ "Town of Outlook Waste Disposal & Recycling". Retrieved December 13, 2012. 

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