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Carlyle, Saskatchewan

Carlyle (2016 population 1,503) is a town in Southern Saskatchewan, Canada. It was featured on Global Saskatoon's 'focus Saskatchewan' on January 12, 2014.

Carlyle
Town
Carlyle is located in Saskatchewan
Carlyle
Carlyle
Carlyle is located in Canada
Carlyle
Carlyle
Coordinates: 49°22′34″N 102°09′36″W / 49.3760°N 102.1600°W / 49.3760; -102.1600
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
RegionSaskatchewan
Census divisionDivision No. 1
Rural MunicipalityMoose Mountain No. 63, Saskatchewan
Post office founded1883-12-01
Incorporated (Village)1902
Town1905
Government
 • MayorWayne Orsted
 • CAONatalie Miller
Area
 • Total3.19 km2 (1.23 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total1,503
 • Density451.1/km2 (1,168/sq mi)
Time zoneCST
Postal codeS0C 0R0
Area code(s)306
HighwaysHighway 9 Highway 13
Websitetownofcarlyle.com
[1][2][3]

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HistoryEdit

 
Carlyle, Saskatchewan (July 1980)

Carlyle was incorporated as a village in 1902, and 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, and on July 7, 1910, the first passenger went through town. Early settlers to the district were mainly 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, and 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, and unusually for a smaller community in Saskatchewan, Carlyle's population has slowly but steadily continued to climb. The town is 24 km south of Moose Mountain Provincial Park.[4] The former Carlyle railway station now houses the Rusty Relics Museum.

DemographicsEdit

Canada census – Carlyle, Saskatchewan community profile
2011 2006
Population: 1,441 (14.6% from 2006) 1,257 (-0.2% from 2001)
Land area: 3.19 km2 (1.23 sq mi) 3.03 km2 (1.17 sq mi)
Population density: 451.1/km2 (1,168/sq mi) 415.2/km2 (1,075/sq mi)
Median age: 33.6 (M: 32.3, F: 34.7) 36.2 (M: 35.6, F: 37.2)
Total private dwellings: 596 547
Median household income: $56,262
References: 2011[5] 2006[6] earlier[7]

TransportationEdit

The Carlyle Airport is owned and operated by the town.

EntertainmentEdit

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.[8]

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.[9]

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Carlyle
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8
(46)
13.3
(55.9)
22.2
(72)
33.5
(92.3)
37.2
(99)
40.6
(105.1)
43.3
(109.9)
39.5
(103.1)
36.7
(98.1)
32.5
(90.5)
21.1
(70)
17.2
(63)
43.3
(109.9)
Average high °C (°F) −10.9
(12.4)
−7.4
(18.7)
−0.3
(31.5)
10.1
(50.2)
18.5
(65.3)
23
(73)
25.5
(77.9)
24.8
(76.6)
18.1
(64.6)
10.9
(51.6)
−0.7
(30.7)
−8.9
(16)
8.6
(47.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −16.1
(3)
−12.7
(9.1)
−5.4
(22.3)
3.9
(39)
11.6
(52.9)
16.4
(61.5)
18.7
(65.7)
17.8
(64)
11.5
(52.7)
4.7
(40.5)
−5.3
(22.5)
−13.7
(7.3)
2.6
(36.7)
Average low °C (°F) −21.3
(−6.3)
−17.9
(−0.2)
−10.4
(13.3)
−2.4
(27.7)
4.6
(40.3)
9.7
(49.5)
11.8
(53.2)
10.6
(51.1)
4.9
(40.8)
−1.5
(29.3)
−10
(14)
−18.5
(−1.3)
−3.4
(25.9)
Record low °C (°F) −45.6
(−50.1)
−47.2
(−53)
−40
(−40)
−25
(−13)
−11.7
(10.9)
−4.4
(24.1)
0
(32)
−4.4
(24.1)
−15
(5)
−23.3
(−9.9)
−33.9
(−29)
−43
(−45)
−47.2
(−53)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 17
(0.67)
14.2
(0.559)
25.5
(1.004)
26.7
(1.051)
47.4
(1.866)
75.6
(2.976)
64.4
(2.535)
58.6
(2.307)
48.1
(1.894)
20.8
(0.819)
16.1
(0.634)
18
(0.71)
432.4
(17.024)
Source: Environment Canada[10]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-04-26.
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2014-04-26.
  3. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005). "Elections Canada On-line". Archived from the original on 2007-04-21. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "Moose Mountain". gov.sk.ca. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-04.
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  8. ^ "Redirects - Tourism Saskatchewan". SaskTourism.com. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  9. ^ "Cornerstone". CornerstoneTheatre.ca. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  10. ^ Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 23 July 2010

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