Smiley, Saskatchewan

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Smiley, Saskatchewan
Village
Smiley, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Smiley, Saskatchewan
Smiley, Saskatchewan is located in Canada
Smiley, Saskatchewan
Location of Smiley in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 51°22′49″N 109°16′53″W / 51.3803°N 109.2813°W / 51.3803; -109.2813
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region West-central
Census division 13
Rural Municipality

Prairiedale

Website - www.major.ca
Government
 • Governing body Smiley Village Council
Area
 • Total 0.64 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 50
 • Density 77.8/km2 (202/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0L 2Z0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 51
Railway Canadian National Railway - Transferred to Canadian Pacific Railway - Abandoned 1997
[1][2][3][4]

Smiley is a village in Prairiedale Rural Municipality No. 321, Saskatchewan, Canada. The population was 50 at the 2006 Canada Census. The village is located approximately 20 km north west of the Town of Kindersley at the intersection of Highway 307 and Highway 772. The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway was completed in 1913 bringing an economic boom to the village's early years. On April 26, 1987 the Dodsland subdivision between Dodsland and Smiley was transferred to the Canadian Pacific Railway.[5] Due to the close proximity to major grain centers such as Kindersley, CPR put the line up for abandonment and was granted permission to remove the track by the Canadian Transportation Agency on October 29, 1997.[6]

An F3 tornado struck here leaving a ten kilometer path and taking two unknown lives on July 6, 1935.

Demographics[edit]

In 2006, Smiley had a population of 50 living in 36 dwellings, a 9.1% decrease from 2001. The village has a land area of 0.64 km2 (0.25 sq mi) and a population density of 77.8/km2 (202/sq mi).[7]

Attractions[edit]

  • Great Wall of Saskatchewan, a 1.6 kilometres long, three metre wide, two metre high wall that took over 30 years to construct by Albert “Stonewall” Johnson. The wall is made entirely of stones without the use of cement or mortar, for aesthetic purposes.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System, archived from the original (– Scholar search) on November 21, 2008 
  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 
  5. ^ "Smiley - Railway 87". Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  6. ^ CTA. "Smiley - Railway". Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  7. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Smiley - Community Profile". Retrieved 2009-01-15. 
  8. ^ Saskbiz Community Profiles - Great Wall of Saskatchewan

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°38′03″N 109°28′13″W / 51.63417°N 109.47028°W / 51.63417; -109.47028