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Elrose, Saskatchewan

Elrose
Town
Elrose is located in Saskatchewan
Elrose
Elrose
Location of Elrose in Saskatchewan
Coordinates:
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural Municipalities (R.M.) R.M. of Monet 257
Settled 1909 - 1912
Incorporated (town) 1913.
Government
 • Mayor June Hintze
 • Administrator Chris Hopkins
 • Governing body Elrose Town council
 • MLA Rosetown-Elrose Jim Reiter
 • MP Cypress Hills-Grasslands David Anderson
Area
 • Land 2.76 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Elevation 624 m (2,047 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 477
 • Density 172.8/km2 (448/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code S0L 0Z0
Area code(s) 306
Website Official website
[1][2]

Elrose is a town situated south of Rosetown and north of Swift Current on Highway 4 and Highway 44.[3] A community in the middle of an agricultural economy, Elrose has a new form of economic support in the oil industry .

History

Some homesteaders and other settlers were established in the area before the arrival of the railroads, but the majority of newcomers arrived by rail later. In 1909, the Rural Municipality Monet 257, Saskatchewan was organized. It was named after a local farmer, Fortunat Monet (pronounced Monette). The town was originally called LaBerge after local landowner Albert LaBerge. After the railway arrived in 1913, the countryside quickly filled with people and a meeting was called to discuss a permanent name for the town. Elrose was chosen, although the origin of this name is unclear for certain.

Elrose incorporated as a village in 1914. Schools and grain elevators were built, the town grew as more people arrived, and prairie sod was turned under to sow crops. The newly tilled land was rich, agriculture was profitable, and communities thrived. During the 60s and 70s smaller villages in the area (Hughton, Wartime, Forgan, Greenan) began to decline and their populations migrated to Elrose.

In 1974 the Elrose rink burned to the ground, leading to the construction of the Uniplex Recreation Centre. It houses a skating rink, curling rink, and olympic sized indoor swimming pool. This has become the centre for social activities. The Town of Elrose continues to move forward with the times, and although the glory days of the 60s and 70s have passed, new prosperity appears as the local oilpatch is growing significantly. The agriculture industry is thriving as well, also contributing to the growth in population as of late.

Demographics

  • Dominion Land Survey 9-26-15-W3
  • Time zone (est) UTC-6

Climate

Climate data for Elrose
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11
(52)
14
(57)
22
(72)
32
(90)
37
(99)
40
(104)
38
(100)
39
(102)
37.2
(99)
29
(84)
22.8
(73)
15.5
(59.9)
40
(104)
Average high °C (°F) −8.9
(16)
−4.9
(23.2)
2.5
(36.5)
12.4
(54.3)
19.4
(66.9)
23.8
(74.8)
26.3
(79.3)
26.1
(79)
19.8
(67.6)
12.6
(54.7)
0.7
(33.3)
−6.3
(20.7)
10.3
(50.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −13.9
(7)
−10
(14)
−2.8
(27)
5.6
(42.1)
12.3
(54.1)
16.9
(62.4)
19.2
(66.6)
18.7
(65.7)
12.8
(55)
6.2
(43.2)
−4.2
(24.4)
−11.2
(11.8)
4.1
(39.4)
Average low °C (°F) −18.9
(−2)
−15
(5)
−8.1
(17.4)
−1.3
(29.7)
5.1
(41.2)
9.9
(49.8)
12.1
(53.8)
11.2
(52.2)
5.8
(42.4)
−0.1
(31.8)
−9.1
(15.6)
−16.1
(3)
−2
(28)
Record low °C (°F) −41
(−42)
−41
(−42)
−32.8
(−27)
−29.4
(−20.9)
−9.5
(14.9)
−2
(28)
2.5
(36.5)
0
(32)
−9
(16)
−26.5
(−15.7)
−34.5
(−30.1)
−42
(−44)
−42
(−44)
Precipitation mm (inches) 18.6
(0.732)
12.3
(0.484)
22.9
(0.902)
24.9
(0.98)
54.5
(2.146)
63.6
(2.504)
63.9
(2.516)
42.6
(1.677)
29.9
(1.177)
16.9
(0.665)
18.5
(0.728)
21
(0.83)
389.4
(15.331)
Source: Environment Canada[6]

Government

Elrose is part of the Cypress Hills—Grasslands Federal Riding with David Anderson as the federal Member of Parliament representing this town in Ottawa. Elrose belongs to the provincial constituency Rosetown-Elrose, with the elected Member of the Legislative Assembly Jim Reiter who represents this town in Regina. The town of Elrose has its municipal affairs looked after by Elrose Town Council, currently headed by Mayor June Hintze.

Education

Elrose Composite School provides both primary and secondary for Elrose and surrounding rural areas. Elrose Composite School is part of the Sun West School Division which provides education to the west-central part of Saskatchewan, one of the largest school divisions in the area.

Recreational Parks

  • Elrose Regional Park[7]

Library

  • Wheatland Regional Library

Media

Newspapers

Transportation

Previous to the building of railroads, many travelers through the area followed the Battleford Trail. This winding cart trail connected Fort Battleford on the North Saskatchewan River with the Saskatchewan Landing, a natural crossing on the South Saskatchewan River. Both Highway 4 and Highway 44 serve vehicular traffic to and from Elrose.

See also

References

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  3. ^ McLennan, David; University of Regina, "Elrose - Details", The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan, retrieved 2007-04-23 
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles".  
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles".  
  6. ^ Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 27 July 2010
  7. ^ Elrose Regional Park, archived from the original on 26 August 2007, retrieved 2007-04-23 

External links

  • Elrose Official Web Site
North: Rosetown
West: Wartime Elrose East: Hughton
South:Sanctuary
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