Semans, Saskatchewan

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Semans
Village
Semans is located in Saskatchewan
Semans
Semans
Semans is located in Canada
Semans
Semans
Coordinates: 51°14′N 104°14′W / 51.24°N 104.24°W / 51.24; -104.24
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
RegionSaskatchewan
Census division10
Rural MunicipalityMount Hope
Post office Founded1908-10-12
Incorporated (Village)December 14, 1908
Government
 • MayorDuane Linford
 • AdministratorAshley Greenshields
 • Governing bodySemans Village Council
Area
 • Total1.14 km2 (0.44 sq mi)
Elevation
558 m (1,831 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total204
 • Density178.3/km2 (462/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
Postal code
S0A 3S0
Area code(s)306
HighwaysHighway 15
WebsiteOfficial Website Semans, Saskatchewan
[2][3]

Semans is a small agricultural village in Mount Hope No. 279, Saskatchewan, Canada. The population was 196 at the 2016 Canada Census. The village is located approximately 125 km north of Regina and 195 km south east of Saskatoon.

History[edit]

Semans celebrated 100 years as a village with a centennial anniversary homecoming on July 2008. Settlers first homesteaded in the Semans area as early as 1904. Semans, named for the wife of a railroad official, was one in the alphabetical sequence of towns on the Grand Trunk Railway line between Winnipeg, Manitoba and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. A picture of the first station shows the spelling as "Semons". The first sports day was held on July 1, 1908. The railroad station and first grain elevator were built by the fall of 1908. In a little more than a year, local businesses could supply almost all necessary commodities and the population was 48 people. The first open air rink was in use by 1907. On October 28, 1908, the Semans Board of Trade sent correspondence regarding the organization of Semans under the Village Act of 1908. A petition was sent on November 4, 1908, signed by the businesses. Semans was established December 14, 1908.

Demographics[edit]

Semans has a population of 267 (according to Canada 2001 Census), with an estimated rural population of 750. In 2006, Semans had a population of 195 living in 137 dwellings, a -27.0% decrease from 2001. The village has a land area of 1.18 km2 (0.46 sq mi) and a population density of 164.7/km2 (427/sq mi).[4]

Canada census – Semans, Saskatchewan community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 196 (-3.9% from 2011) 204 (-4.6% from 2006) 137 (-27.0% from 2001)
Land area: 1.14 km2 (0.44 sq mi) 1.14 km2 (0.44 sq mi) 1.18 km2 (0.46 sq mi)
Population density: 171.3/km2 (444/sq mi) 178.3/km2 (462/sq mi) 164.7/km2 (427/sq mi)
Median age: 55.9 (M: 56.5, F: 55.6) 54.2 (M: 54.0, F: 54.3) 55.2 (M: 55.5, F: 54.8)
Total private dwellings: 137 134 137
Median household income:
References: 2016[5] 2011[6] 2006[7] earlier[8]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Semans
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 7
(45)
12.8
(55.0)
20.5
(68.9)
32.8
(91.0)
37.8
(100.0)
40
(104)
42.2
(108.0)
41.1
(106.0)
35.6
(96.1)
31.7
(89.1)
21.1
(70.0)
13.3
(55.9)
42.2
(108.0)
Average high °C (°F) −11.5
(11.3)
−8.5
(16.7)
−0.9
(30.4)
10.4
(50.7)
18.5
(65.3)
22.7
(72.9)
24.8
(76.6)
24.3
(75.7)
17.5
(63.5)
10.5
(50.9)
−1.8
(28.8)
−9.7
(14.5)
8
(46)
Daily mean °C (°F) −16.8
(1.8)
−13.7
(7.3)
−5.8
(21.6)
4.4
(39.9)
11.8
(53.2)
16.2
(61.2)
18.2
(64.8)
17.4
(63.3)
11.1
(52.0)
4.5
(40.1)
−6.3
(20.7)
−14.6
(5.7)
2.2
(36.0)
Average low °C (°F) −22.1
(−7.8)
−18.8
(−1.8)
−10.6
(12.9)
−1.7
(28.9)
5
(41)
9.7
(49.5)
11.5
(52.7)
10.5
(50.9)
4.6
(40.3)
−1.6
(29.1)
−10.7
(12.7)
−19.5
(−3.1)
−3.6
(25.5)
Record low °C (°F) −44.4
(−47.9)
−45
(−49)
−38.9
(−38.0)
−28.9
(−20.0)
−12.2
(10.0)
−5
(23)
−1.1
(30.0)
−5
(23)
−13.9
(7.0)
−23.5
(−10.3)
−33.5
(−28.3)
−43.5
(−46.3)
−45
(−49)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 20.6
(0.81)
15.1
(0.59)
17.3
(0.68)
21.2
(0.83)
46.7
(1.84)
67.8
(2.67)
74.3
(2.93)
45.4
(1.79)
35.5
(1.40)
22.2
(0.87)
19
(0.7)
26.2
(1.03)
411.3
(16.19)
Source: Environment Canada[9]

Notable people[edit]

  • Gordon MacMurchy, MLA for Last Mountain and Member of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit
  • Sherwood Bassin, hockey executive in Ontario Hockey League and the Canadian National junior team

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-08-21.
  4. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Semans - Community Profile". Retrieved 2010-09-17.
  5. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  6. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  7. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-08-10.
  8. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  9. ^ Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000—Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 22 December 2010

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°24′N 104°44′W / 51.400°N 104.733°W / 51.400; -104.733