Rocanville

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Town of Rocanville
Town
Town of Rocanville is located in Saskatchewan
Town of Rocanville
Town of Rocanville
Coordinates: 50°23′06″N 101°41′31″W / 50.385°N 101.692°W / 50.385; -101.692Coordinates: 50°23′06″N 101°41′31″W / 50.385°N 101.692°W / 50.385; -101.692
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division No. 5
Rural Municipality No. 151
Post office Founded 1904
Town established 1904
Government
 • Mayor Daryl Fingas
 • M.P. (Souris—Moose Mountain) Ed Komarnicki (2008)
 • M.L.A. (Moosomin) Don Toth (2007)
Elevation 519 m (1,703 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 869
Time zone CST
Postal code S0A 3L0
Area code(s) 306
Website rocanville.ca

Rocanville is a community in Saskatchewan, Canada, and home to the largest oil can in the world.[1] It is home of the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS) potash mine which recently announced a $1.6 billion expansion. Rocanville is also the home of the Symons Oiler factory which produced over 1 million oil cans during the Second World War.[2] The town erected the giant oil can to commemorate the factory.

Rocanville is also known for the crop circles that were discovered there in the fall of 1996.[3]

Fort Espérance, an archaeological site in Rocanville believed to contain the remains of two late 18th- and early 19th-century fur trade forts, was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1944.[4] The Rocanville and District Museum Site, the Rocanville Farmers Building and the Symons Metalworks have all been designated as Municipal Heritage Properties under the provincial Heritage Property Act.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Rocanville
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 13
(55)
13
(55)
22
(72)
34.4
(93.9)
37.8
(100)
37.8
(100)
38.9
(102)
39
(102)
35
(95)
30
(86)
23
(73)
13
(55)
39
(102)
Average high °C (°F) −11.5
(11.3)
−7.3
(18.9)
−0.6
(30.9)
9.9
(49.8)
18.3
(64.9)
22.8
(73)
25.4
(77.7)
24.8
(76.6)
18
(64)
10.6
(51.1)
−1
(30)
−8.9
(16)
8.4
(47.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −16.6
(2.1)
−12.2
(10)
−5.5
(22.1)
4
(39)
11.7
(53.1)
16.4
(61.5)
18.9
(66)
17.9
(64.2)
11.8
(53.2)
5.1
(41.2)
−5.2
(22.6)
−13.2
(8.2)
2.7
(36.9)
Average low °C (°F) −21.6
(−6.9)
−17.1
(1.2)
−10.4
(13.3)
−2
(28)
5
(41)
10.1
(50.2)
12.4
(54.3)
11
(52)
5.5
(41.9)
−0.5
(31.1)
−9.4
(15.1)
−18
(0)
−2.9
(26.8)
Record low °C (°F) −45
(−49)
−41.7
(−43.1)
−38.9
(−38)
−26.1
(−15)
−16
(3)
−5
(23)
2.2
(36)
−5
(23)
−6.7
(19.9)
−23
(−9)
−36
(−33)
−41.5
(−42.7)
−45
(−49)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 22.8
(0.898)
16.3
(0.642)
23.4
(0.921)
20.7
(0.815)
48.5
(1.909)
75.5
(2.972)
61.5
(2.421)
56.2
(2.213)
51.9
(2.043)
25.1
(0.988)
16.5
(0.65)
22.7
(0.894)
440.9
(17.358)
Source: Environment Canada[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World's Largest Oil Can, Rocanville, SK, Canada" Roadside Attractions on WayMarking
  2. ^ McLennan, David "Rocanville" Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan
  3. ^ Deetken, Chad (1996) "Preliminary Report on Rocanville, Saskatchewan Crop Circle Formations" Mutual UFO Network
  4. ^ Fort Espérance National Historic Site of Canada. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  5. ^ Rocanville and District Museum Site. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 31 October 2014. , Rocanville Farmers Building. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 31 October 2014. , Symons Metalworkers Company Limited. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  7. ^ Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000—Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 19 December 2010

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