Rhein, Saskatchewan

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Rhein is located in Saskatchewan
Location of Rhein in Saskatchewan

Rhein (pronounced 'Ryan') is a village in the Wallace Rural Municipality No. 243, Saskatchewan, Canada. The population was 161 at the 2006 Census,[1] 158 at the 2011 Census,[2] and 170 at the 2016 Census.[2]

Industrial hemp[edit]

Commercial cultivation of industrial cannabis was banned in Canada in 1938, but as of 1928 1,640 acres of cannabis were grown in Canada, with 200 of those acres being in Rhein.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

Rhein was the hometown of Arnie Weinmeister, one of the only two Canadians to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Rhein is also home of radio announcer Aaron Nagy. He also worked with CFL team the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Nagy also petitioned the Saskatchewan government to change the occupational regulations after his friend Jim Wiebe was murdered. The law was coined "Jimmy's law."

Established Ukrainian-Canadian fiddler (the late) Bill Prokopchuk, who recorded several albums and appeared in the 1979 NFB film "Paper Wheat," was born in Rhein in 1925.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Canada, Government of Canada, Statistics. "Statistics Canada: 2006 Community Profiles". www12.statcan.ca. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  2. ^ a b Canada, Government of Canada, Statistics (2017-07-21). "Census Profile, 2016 Census - Rhein, Village [Census subdivision], Saskatchewan and Canada [Country]". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  3. ^ Report of the Minister of Agriculture for Canada. Queen's Printer and Controller of Stationery. 1927. p. 15.

Coordinates: 51°21′14″N 102°11′41″W / 51.35389°N 102.19472°W / 51.35389; -102.19472