Parkbeg, Saskatchewan

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Parkbeg, Saskatchewan
Hamlet
Parkbeg, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Parkbeg, Saskatchewan
Parkbeg, Saskatchewan is located in Canada
Parkbeg, Saskatchewan
Location of Parkbeg in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 50°27′00″N 106°16′00″W / 50.4500°N 106.2667°W / 50.4500; -106.2667
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division 7
Rural Municipality Wheatlands
Post office Founded 1911
Incorporated (Village) 1920
Restructured (Hamlet) December 31, 1957
Government
 • Governing body Wheatlands No. 163
 • Administrator Elaine Salikin
 • MP David L. Anderson
 • MLA Wayne Elhard
Time zone CST (UTC−6)
Postal code S0H 0E0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 1
Highway 627
Railways Canadian Pacific Railway
[1][2][3][4]

Parkbeg is a hamlet in Wheatlands Rural Municipality No. 163, Saskatchewan, Canada. The hamlet is located at the junction of Highway 1 and Highway 627 approximately 58 km directly west of the City of Moose Jaw on the Trans Canada Highway.

Demographics[edit]

Parkbeg, like so many other small communities throughout Saskatchewan, has struggled to maintain a sturdy population causing it to become a semi ghost town with only a few citizens. Prior to December 31, 1957, Parkbeg was incorporated under village status, but was restructured to hamlet status under the jurisdiction of the Rural municipality of Wheatlands on that date.[5]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Parkbeg
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10
(50)
17
(63)
22.5
(72.5)
30
(86)
37.5
(99.5)
42
(108)
38.5
(101.3)
38.5
(101.3)
37.5
(99.5)
31.5
(88.7)
20
(68)
15
(59)
42
(108)
Average high °C (°F) −7.7
(18.1)
−4.3
(24.3)
2.1
(35.8)
12.2
(54)
19
(66)
23.7
(74.7)
26.4
(79.5)
26.1
(79)
19.2
(66.6)
11.9
(53.4)
0.2
(32.4)
−6.1
(21)
10.2
(50.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) −13
(9)
−9.2
(15.4)
−3
(27)
5.4
(41.7)
12
(54)
16.8
(62.2)
19.2
(66.6)
18.6
(65.5)
12.3
(54.1)
5.6
(42.1)
−4.6
(23.7)
−11.2
(11.8)
4.1
(39.4)
Average low °C (°F) −18.2
(−0.8)
−14.1
(6.6)
−8
(18)
−1.4
(29.5)
4.9
(40.8)
9.8
(49.6)
12
(54)
11.1
(52)
5.4
(41.7)
−0.9
(30.4)
−9.5
(14.9)
−16.3
(2.7)
−2.1
(28.2)
Record low °C (°F) −40
(−40)
−39.5
(−39.1)
−29.5
(−21.1)
−23
(−9)
−7.5
(18.5)
−2
(28)
2.5
(36.5)
−1
(30)
−6
(21)
−21
(−6)
−32.5
(−26.5)
−42.5
(−44.5)
−42.5
(−44.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 10.1
(0.398)
9.2
(0.362)
17.8
(0.701)
17.8
(0.701)
48.1
(1.894)
64.5
(2.539)
65.3
(2.571)
48
(1.89)
38.6
(1.52)
15.9
(0.626)
13
(0.51)
9.9
(0.39)
358.4
(14.11)
Source: Environment Canada[6]

Services[edit]

Parkbeg has a café that also serves as a post office, and a grain elevator owned by Paterson Grain which is serviced by the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Gainer the Gopher[edit]

Gainer the Gopher is the mascot of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, a Canadian Football League team. He is from Parkbeg.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters, archived from the original on October 6, 2006 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System, archived from the original on January 15, 2016 
  3. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency 
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line, archived from the original on April 21, 2007 
  5. ^ Parkbeg Saskatchewan - Restructured Villages
  6. ^ Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000—Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 10 December 2010
  7. ^ Saskatchewan Riderville - Gainer the Gopher

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°27′00″N 106°16′00″W / 50.4500°N 106.2667°W / 50.4500; -106.2667