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Assiniboia is a town in Southern Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located 110 km (68 mi) south-southwest of Moose Jaw beside Highway 2 and Highway 13.

Assiniboia
Town
Assiniboia is located in Saskatchewan
Assiniboia
Assiniboia
Location of Assiniboia
Assiniboia is located in Canada
Assiniboia
Assiniboia
Assiniboia (Canada)
Coordinates: 49°37′N 105°59′W / 49.617°N 105.983°W / 49.617; -105.983Coordinates: 49°37′N 105°59′W / 49.617°N 105.983°W / 49.617; -105.983
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
Federal Electoral DistrictCypress Hills-Grasslands
Provincial ConstituencyConstituency of Wood River
Village22 December 1912
Town1913
Government
 • MayorBob Himbeault
 • Member of the Legislative AssemblyYogi Huyghebaert
 • Member of ParliamentDavid L. Anderson
Area
 • Land3.79 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total2,389
 • Density243.4/km2 (630.3/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Assiniboian
Time zoneUTC−06:00 (CST)
WebsiteTown of Assiniboia
[1]

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
Assiniboia Grain Elevator

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, French, Romanian, Scottish and Scandinavian descent.[2] From 30 March 1908 to 23 November 1912, the post office at this location was named Leeville, Saskatchewan.[3]

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 rapidly and on 22 December 1912 it was incorporated as a village. In 1913, the population rose from 400 to 1,400, and the community was incorporated as a town. The town's name comes from the former district of Assiniboia, in which the town is located.[4]

During the Great Depression, town officials employed out-of-work men to construct the Assiniboia sewer system. Unfortunately, the town could not afford to operate it until 1948.[2]

The RCAF Station Assiniboia World War II airfield, (now operated as the Assiniboia Airport) is located 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) north of Assiniboia.[5] It was used for elementary flight school training during the World War II years of 1942-1944.[6]

DemographicsEdit

Canada census – Assiniboia, Saskatchewan community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 2,389 (-1.2% from 2011) 2,418 (4.9% from 2006) 2,305 (-7.2% from 2001)
Land area: 3.79 km2 (1.46 sq mi) 3.78 km2 (1.46 sq mi) 3.78 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Population density: 630.3/km2 (1,632/sq mi) 639.8/km2 (1,657/sq mi) 609.9/km2 (1,580/sq mi)
Median age: 50.8 (M: 47.8, F: 54.3) 46.8 (M: 43.4, F: 49.5)
Total private dwellings: 1,210 1,241 1,228
Median household income: $46,955
References: 2016[7] 2011[8] 2006[9] earlier[10]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Assiniboia Airport, 1981–2010 normals, extremes 1915–present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 11.2
(52.2)
18.0
(64.4)
22.3
(72.1)
32.0
(89.6)
37.0
(98.6)
40.5
(104.9)
42.8
(109.0)
40.0
(104.0)
37.5
(99.5)
33.5
(92.3)
24.7
(76.5)
12.9
(55.2)
42.8
(109.0)
Average high °C (°F) −6.4
(20.5)
−3.4
(25.9)
2.2
(36.0)
11.8
(53.2)
18.0
(64.4)
22.3
(72.1)
26.3
(79.3)
26.1
(79.0)
19.4
(66.9)
11.6
(52.9)
1.5
(34.7)
−4.4
(24.1)
10.5
(50.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −11.8
(10.8)
−8.6
(16.5)
−3.2
(26.2)
5.1
(41.2)
11.0
(51.8)
15.8
(60.4)
18.9
(66.0)
18.3
(64.9)
12.1
(53.8)
5.1
(41.2)
−3.8
(25.2)
−9.7
(14.5)
4.2
(39.6)
Average low °C (°F) −17.2
(1.0)
−13.9
(7.0)
−8.6
(16.5)
−1.7
(28.9)
3.9
(39.0)
9.3
(48.7)
11.5
(52.7)
10.5
(50.9)
4.8
(40.6)
−1.5
(29.3)
−9.1
(15.6)
−15.0
(5.0)
−2.2
(28.0)
Record low °C (°F) −43.9
(−47.0)
−40.6
(−41.1)
−36.6
(−33.9)
−30.0
(−22.0)
−12.8
(9.0)
−4.4
(24.1)
0.8
(33.4)
−2.8
(27.0)
−13.3
(8.1)
−23.9
(−11.0)
−33.0
(−27.4)
−43.5
(−46.3)
−43.9
(−47.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 16.1
(0.63)
9.3
(0.37)
15.1
(0.59)
21.0
(0.83)
51.1
(2.01)
75.9
(2.99)
60.1
(2.37)
36.2
(1.43)
34.0
(1.34)
20.1
(0.79)
15.1
(0.59)
14.8
(0.58)
374.6
(14.75)
Source: Environment Canada[11][12]

EducationEdit

  • Seventh Avenue School (kindergarten - grade 4)
  • Assiniboia Elementary School (grades 5 - 8)
  • Assiniboia Composite High School (grades 9 - 12)
  • Southeast Regional College - Assiniboia Campus (post-secondary)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipality Details". Municipal Directory System. Ministry of Municipal Affairs. 2 November 2009. Archived from the original on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b McLennan, David (2006). "Assiniboia". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Canadian Plains Research Center. Archived from the original on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Assiniboia". Post Offices and Postmasters. Library and Archives Canada. 31 January 2007. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Community Profile" (PDF). Town of Assiniboia. 10 October 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  5. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 20 June 2019 to 0901Z 15 August 2019.
  6. ^ "BCATP Schools". Flight Ontario. Archived from the original on 12 March 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  7. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  8. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  9. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2009.
  10. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 17 February 2012.
  11. ^ "Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010". Environment Canada. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  12. ^ "Canadian Climate Data". Environment Canada. Retrieved 15 September 2016.

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