Venn, Saskatchewan

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Venn
Unincorporated community
Venn is located in Saskatchewan
Venn
Venn
Venn is located in Canada
Venn
Venn
Coordinates: 51°37′00″N 105°18′02″W / 51.6167°N 105.3006°W / 51.6167; -105.3006
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division 11
Rural Municipality Wreford
Established N/A
Incorporated (Village) N/A
Government
 • Former Mayor Archie Smiley
 • Administrator Lacelle Kim
 • Governing body Reno No. 51
Population (2006)
 • Total 14
Time zone CST
Area code(s) 306
Highways Twp Rd 310
Waterways Boulder Lake
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Venn is an unincorporated community in the south-central region of Saskatchewan, Canada, located 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of the town of Watrous, about 10 km east of Highway 2.

History[edit]

Venn, like almost every other town in Saskatchewan, once had its own wood crib grain elevator, but it was demolished in 2003. Many small towns throughout Canada like Venn have lost their grain elevators due to the consolidation of smaller grain companies to larger ones.

In its glory days, Venn had all the amenities of a small town, such as a number of businesses like restaurants, stores, and a bar, as well as a community hall. Due to not having a reliable source of drinking water, the small town began its slow decline, beginning in the 1950s and 1960s. Its population declined until it became a semi-ghost town. Today, there are 13–14 residents.

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 

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Coordinates: 51°37′00″N 105°18′02″W / 51.61667°N 105.30056°W / 51.61667; -105.30056