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Vanscoy, Saskatchewan

Vanscoy
village

Main Street in Vanscoy

Coordinates: 52°00′N 106°59′W / 52.000°N 106.983°W / 52.000; -106.983

Country Canada
Provinces and territories of Canada Saskatchewan
Rural Municipalities (R.M.) Vanscoy No. 345
Post office Founded 1909-10-01
Government
 • Mayor Lensen, Keith (2007)
Area
 • Land 1.49 km2 (0.58 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 339
 • Density 228.1/km2 (591/sq mi)
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Vanscoy is a village of 339 residents in the rural municipality of Vanscoy No. 345, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Vanscoy is located on Highway 7 near Highway 762 in central Saskatchewan near Saskatoon the largest city in the province. To the west is Rice Lake, the north, Goose Lake and on the east, Pike Lake and Pike Lake Provincial Park. One of the largest economic industries near Vanscoy is Agrium Vanscoy Potash Operations which produces 1,790,000 metric tonnes of potash a year. Vanscoy has a bar and a gas station/convenience store which is attached to a restaurant.[5]

Education

Vanscoy School provides schooling for Kindergarten to Grade 8 within the village of Vanscoy.[6]


Demographics

N/A = Data Not Available

Sites of Interest

Within 19 kilometers or 12 miles of Vanscoy is the Otapasoo Trails Recreation Site. Pike Lake Provincial Park has hiking trails, boating, and marsh land conservation area, and is located 16 kilometers or 10 miles to the south east of Vanscoy. Vade, Hawker, Hawoods, Farley, Dunfermline, Chambers, and Cory are unincoporated areas near Vanscoy. These areas were rail sidings and communities of origin in the early 1900s and not much is left at these sites. Cedar villa Estates a hamlet, outside of Saskatoon is a new development.

Area statistics

  • Lat (DMS) 52° 00' 00" N
  • Long (DMS) 106° 59' 00" W
  • Dominion Land Survey

Sec.17, Twp.35, R.7, W3

  • Time zone (cst) UTC-6

Media

Vanscoy is considered part of the greater Saskatoon region and its close proximity to the city allows it direct access to most of its print, radio and television media.

Location

References

External links

  • Canadian Maps: January 1925 Waghorn's Guide. Post Offices in Man. Sask. Alta. and West Ontario.
  • Saskatchewan City & Town Maps
  • Saskatchewan Gen Web - One Room School Project
  • Post Offices and Postmasters - ArchiviaNet - Library and Archives Canada
  • Saskatchewan Gen Web Region
  • Saskatchewan, Canada, Rand McNally 1924 Indexed Pocket Map Tourists' and Shippers' Guide
  • GeoNames Query
  • 2006 Community Profiles
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