Buffalo Narrows is a northern village in Northern Saskatchewan. It is a community of 1,153 people. Located at the "Narrows" between Peter Pond Lake and Churchill Lake and resource extraction are its main economic activities. Buffalo Narrows or Détroit du Boeuf as it was called in French was founded in the early 20th century as a trapping, mink ranching and fishing settlement by Scandinavian traders; the community developed around an earlier Dene settlement. John Macoun, travelling the fur trade route from Methye Portage to Lac Île-à-la-Crosse visited the "Narrows" in September 1875, he described his visit to this old community in the following lines: "After sunrise, a head wind sprang up with which we battled all day and reached the "Narrows," that connect Buffalo and Clearwater lakes, before dark. Chipewyan House is situated at the eastern end of the "Narrows," and at the head of Clearwater Lake. Here the Chipewyans have built themselves a number of houses."Chipewyan House where Macoun stayed for about four days was a small outpost of the Hudson's Bay Company much like Buffalo House at Dillon and Bull's House on the La Loche River.
Clearwater Lake was renamed Churchill Lake in 1944 and Buffalo Lake was renamed Peter Pond Lake in 1932. Buffalo Narrows is notable for its bridge that crosses the Kisis Channel; the bridge was opened in 1981 replacing a ferry, set up in 1957. This channel links Churchill Lake; the dunes of Buffalo Narrows Sand Dunes Park located 5 km north of downtown create a 10 km fine sandy beach along the southwest shore of Big Peter Pond Lake. The park, 3,650 hectares in size, includes the peninsula that nearly cuts Peter Pond Lake in two creating Little Peter Pond, the southern section and Big Peter Pond, the northern section. Crown land, the recreation area was transferred to the Northern Village of Buffalo Narrows in 2003; the community has assumed the responsibility for its development. The beach is a nesting site of the vulnerable sparrow-sized piping plover. Buffalo Narrows is connected to the rest of Saskatchewan by Highway 155. Highway 155 is paved along its whole length; the community is served by the Buffalo Narrows Water Aerodrome.
Innovation Credit Union has an Advice Centre located at #3-1491 Pederson Ave. The location includes a full service automated teller machine; the school in Buffalo Narrows is called Twin Lakes Community School or "TLCS". The K-12 school has 310 students and about 30 teachers and is part of the Northern Lights School Division # 113. Northlands College maintains a satellite campus in Buffalo Narrows. List of communities in Northern Saskatchewan List of communities in Saskatchewan Villages of Saskatchewan Ministry of Northern Affairs Map of Buffalo Narrows A History of Buffalo Narrows Buffalo Narrows Community Profile
Craik is a town in south central Saskatchewan, incorporated on August 1, 1907. It is strategically located along Provincial Highway 11 in the RM of Craik No. 222, 140 km southeast of Saskatoon and 117 km northwest of Regina. Craik began as a railway station along the railway line established between Regina and Saskatoon by 1890, with homesteading beginning in 1901; the route between the two main settlements was by cart prior to this. Many of the settlers came from western Europe via the United States in response to the availability of farming land. Craik was incorporated as a village in 1903, a town in 1907. Craik was part of the Davidson School Division, but after amalgamations of school divisions it became part of the Prairie South School Division. Craik is home to a kindergarten to grade 12 public school, as well as the Praxis International Institute. Craik is part of the Saskatchewan Regional Centres of Expertise and is home to the Craik Sustainable Living Project, working to build a sustainable community.
Major components of this project are the Eco-Village and Eco-Centre, as well as education and action. The town's economy is based exclusively on agriculture, although efforts by the town and RM have been made to attract and develop industry related to the principles of sustainability; the community has a compost program that includes kitchen scraps as well as seasonal yard waste, with service provided by Titan Carbon Smart Technologies. Local news coverage is provided by the Davidson Leader. Recreation facilities include a curling/skating rink, ball fields, golf course; the Craik and District Regional Park has an outdoor swimming pool as well as access to trails. The Craik Reservoir created by a dam on the Arm River is used for boating and fishing, with a bird sanctuary located at the north end of the lake; the Prairie Pioneer Museum is a municipal heritage property on the Canadian Register of Historic Places. The Craik Town Hall built in 1912-13 is on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
Notable persons who were born, grew up or lived in Craik: Jim Archibald - ice hockey player Kenton Dulle - ice hockey player Jim Edwards - umpire hall of fame Kim Ehman - film maker Tommy John Ehman - singer-songwriter Garnet Exelby - ice hockey player Terry Garvin - author Sherry Johnson - poet Chris Neiszner - ice hockey player Ernie Spencer - Assistant Deputy Minister of Agriculture Jim Nodge - artist Chad Reich - ice hockey player Jeremy Reich - ice hockey player Alexander Edward Spalding - writer and Inuktitut linguist Alexander White - Navy war hero Thomas Orval Wilson - R. C. A. F war hero Official website Craik Sustainable Living Project
The town of Cabri is situated in Southwest Saskatchewan, directly north of Gull Lake, northwest of Swift Current and east of the Great Sand Hills. It was incorporated as a village in 1912 and as a town in 1917; the Cabri ferry started operation in 1912, crossing the South Saskatchewan River between what was the village of Cabri and the town now known as Kyle. The origin of the town's name has several explanations, all of which revolve around the indigenous pronghorn antelope. Local folklore suggests that it was the early settlers' pronunciation of the First Nations word for "antelope". Another possibility is that it was derived from the Latin word Antilocapridae, the genus to which the pronghorn belongs. Another suggestion is that voyageurs and Metis thought that pronghorns look like goats, called them "cabri", a French equivalent word for goat. Cabri School, part of the Chinook School Division, it is a small school with about 100 students Cabri is along Saskatchewan Highway 32, which runs from the city of Swift Current to the town of Leader.
It is along the Great Sandhill Railway line from Swift Current to Burstall. There is a small local airport, the Cabri Airport. Bobby Gimby - orchestra leader and singer/songwriter List of communities in Saskatchewan List of towns in Saskatchewan Cabri History Book Committee, Through the Years: History of Cabri and District, 1984 Glenn Sawyer, The Cabri Ferry Crossing and Its Changing Faces, 2008 Official website
Carlyle is a town in Southern Saskatchewan, Canada. It was featured on Global Saskatoon's'focus Saskatchewan' on January 12, 2014. Carlyle was incorporated as a village in 1902, as a town in 1905; the CPR was constructed and in operation in 1900. The CNR laid steel into the townsite on October 28, 1909, on July 7, 1910, the first passenger went through town. Early settlers to the district were of British descent; the name Carlyle was chosen by the first postmaster to honour the niece of the Scottish historian and essayist, Thomas Carlyle: his niece and her husband settled in the Arcola district, farmed and raised a family there. Trains were running through the town site in 1901 and the population increased from 23 that year to nearly 400 in 1906. In 1941, Carlyle still had around this number, but by 1956 the population had surged to 829. Subsequently, unusually for a smaller community in Saskatchewan, Carlyle's population has but continued to climb; the town is 24 km south of Moose Mountain Provincial Park.
The former Carlyle railway station now houses the Rusty Relics Museum. The Carlyle Airport is operated by the town; the Bear Claw Casino & Hotel is located near Carlyle. The town holds the only Dickens Festival in Canada over the first weekend of December each year since 2002; the Cornerstone Theatre group runs at least two shows a year. The one on the first weekend in December is in co-ordination with the Dickens Village Festival; the theatre shows are sold out every year. Brenden Morrow – hockey player Eliza Beatty – Silver Cross Mother Haydn Fleury - hockey player Ryan Steffensen - airline pilot Official website
Canora is located at the junction of highways No. 5 and 9 in east central Saskatchewan. Centrally located on the corners of four adjacent rural municipalities, the community is home to 2,200 residents and draws upon a substantial trading area. Canora's name comes from the first two letters of the words "Canadian Northern Railway", as the original village was incorporated in 1905 around a station of the Canadian Northern Railway; the CNoR was one of the companies that evolved into the Canadian National Railway, two CN freight lines still run through Canora. The Canora railway station, downtown on the CN east-west line before the switch to the northbound line, is served by Via Rail on its passenger service from Winnipeg to Churchill, Manitoba. Canora became a village in 1905 and was incorporated as a town in 1910. Canora is known as the "Heart of Good Spirit Country" as a result of its proximity to several lakes and parks, including Crystal Lake, Good Spirit Lake and Duck Mountain Provincial Park.
The area is home to Saskatchewan's greatest number of golf courses per capita and boasts one of the highest tee traffic counts in the province. The town was judged to have the best-tasting municipal water in Canada at the 13th annual international water tasting competition held in 2003 in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, USA. Canora's water, supplied by several ground wells northeast of the community placed fourth internationally at the competition that received entries from eight countries and 23 states. Free samples of this great-tasting water are available at the CN Station House Museum during the summer months. Canora is protected by the Canora-Sturgis RCMP detachment; the detachment has 8 members, between Sturgis. Canora and area is served by a full-time Ambulance service – consisting of 3 PCP's, 3 ICP's, two ACP's. Canora's fire protection is provided by 21 professionally certified paid-per-call staff. Along with fire protection they provide rescue services such as vehicle extrication, their services are utilised in surrounding Rural Municipalities.
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Assiniboia is a town in Southern Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located 110 km south-southwest of Moose Jaw beside Highway 2 and Highway 13; the Dominion Land Survey's description of the area around Assiniboia is Sec.18, Twp.8, R.29, W2. It was first settled by people of English, Romanian and Scandinavian descent. From 30 March 1908 to 23 November 1912, the post office at this location was named Leeville, Saskatchewan; the settlement of Assiniboia originated on 12 October 1912, when the Canadian Pacific Railway put 980 lots up for sale at the townsite as it built a branch line through southern Saskatchewan. The community grew and on 22 December 1912 it was incorporated as a village. In 1913, the population rose from 400 to 1,400, the community was incorporated as a town; the town's name comes from the former district of Assiniboia. During the Great Depression, town officials employed out-of-work men to construct the Assiniboia sewer system; the town could not afford to operate it until 1948. The RCAF Station Assiniboia World War II airfield, is located 6 nautical miles north of Assiniboia.
It was used for elementary flight school training during the World War II years of 1942-1944. Seventh Avenue School Assiniboia Elementary School Assiniboia Composite High School Southeast Regional College - Assiniboia Campus Official website Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan
Cudworth is a small town in Saskatchewan, Canada. Cudworth is located 85 km north east of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in the Minnichinas hills. Cudworth is in hilly forested country east of the South Saskatchewan River; the area is part of the aspen parkland biome. Cudworth had a population of 770 people in 2011, it has a public K-12 school, 60 local businesses and 3 churches serving the rural area surrounding it. It is surrounded by a large agricultural community; the first pioneers settled the area west of modern-day Cudworth in the late 19th century. German settlers settled in nearby Leofeld, Saskatchewan; when the village was established in 1911 it was named after the English philosopher Ralph Cudworth. Present day Cudworth continues to consist of families with Ukrainian, German origins; the town was peopled by settlers of Eastern European origin including Germany, Hungary and Ukraine. In September 2008, Cudworth's grain elevator went up into flames. Cudworth was one of three Saskatchewan towns that still had an original Saskatchewan Wheat Pool elevator and a Canadian National Railway train station.
Located two miles west of Cudworth is the historic Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine. The site consists of an altar, chapel and Stations of the Cross on a hill west of Highway 2; the shrine was established after three children saw a beautiful sad lady dragging chains and carrying a golden cross – when they approached her, she vanished. There is an annual pilgrimage on the tenth Sunday after Easter, it is an official pilgrimage of the Saskatoon Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy. The Cudworth Heritage Museum is a Municipal Heritage Property on the Canadian Register of Historic Places; the municipality operates the Cudworth Municipal Airport. Gerry Ehman Orland Kurtenbach Paul Shmyr Michael Borstmayer Dr. Aaron Hadland Official website