Rural Municipality of Sliding Hills No. 273

The Rural Municipality of Sliding Hills No. 273 (2016 population: 421) is a rural municipality (RM) in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within Census Division No. 9 and SARM Division No. 4.

Sliding Hills No. 273
Rural Municipality of Sliding Hills No. 273
Location of the RM of Sliding Hills No. 273 in Saskatchewan
Location of the RM of Sliding Hills No. 273 in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 51°31′08″N 102°13′05″W / 51.519°N 102.218°W / 51.519; -102.218Coordinates: 51°31′08″N 102°13′05″W / 51.519°N 102.218°W / 51.519; -102.218[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
Census division9
SARM division4
Formed[2]January 1, 1913
Government
 • ReeveHarvey Malanowich
 • Governing bodyRM of Sliding Hills No. 273 Council
 • AdministratorTodd Steele
 • Office locationMikado
Area
 (2016)[4]
 • Land855.28 km2 (330.23 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[4]
 • Total421
 • Density0.5/km2 (1/sq mi)
Time zoneCST
 • Summer (DST)CST
Area code(s)306 and 639

HistoryEdit

The RM of Sliding Hills No. 273 incorporated as a rural municipality on January 1, 1913.[2]

Heritage properties

There are three historical buildings located within the RM.

  • 'Greek Catholic Church of Transfiguration (also called the Dneiper Catholic Church) - Constructed in 1931 in a byzantine cruciform style. The church is of historic significance within the community.[5]
  • Holy Assumption St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (also called Holy Assumption of St. Mary and the Boychuk Church) - Constructed in 1902 and officially opened in 1927, the church still hosts an annual service attended by descendants of early immigrants to the area.[6]
  • St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Constructed in 1924, the church includes a separate bell tower and is of historical significance in the community.[7]

DemographicsEdit

Population history
(1981–2016)
YearPop.±%
19811,042—    
1986957−8.2%
1991784−18.1%
1996650−17.1%
2001565−13.1%
2006462−18.2%
2011520+12.6%
2016421−19.0%
Source: Statistics Canada via Saskatchewan Bureau of Statistics[8][9]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the RM of Sliding Hills No. 273 recorded a population of 421 living in 191 of its 267 total private dwellings, a -19% change from its 2011 population of 520. With a land area of 855.28 km2 (330.23 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.5/km2 (1.3/sq mi) in 2016.[4]

In the 2011 Census of Population, the RM of Sliding Hills No. 273 recorded a population of 520, a -1.3% change from its 2006 population of 527. With a land area of 855.28 km2 (330.23 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.6/km2 (1.6/sq mi) in 2011.[10]

GovernmentEdit

The RM of Sliding Hills No. 273 is governed by an elected municipal council and an appointed administrator that meets on the second Monday of every month.[3] The reeve of the RM is Harvey Malanowich while its administrator is Todd Steele.[3] The RM's office is located in Mikado.[3]

TransportationEdit

Passenger rail service is provided to the RM by Via Rail at its Mikado flag stop.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pre-packaged CSV files - CGN, Canada/Province/Territory (cgn_sk_csv_eng.zip)". Government of Canada. July 24, 2019. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Rural Municipality Incorporations (Alphabetical)". Saskatchewan Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Archived from the original on April 21, 2011. Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d "Municipality Details: RM of Sliding Hills No. 273". Government of Saskatchewan. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Saskatchewan)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  5. ^ Greek Catholic Church of Transfiguration
  6. ^ Holy Assumption St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church
  7. ^ St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church
  8. ^ "Saskatchewan Census Population" (PDF). Saskatchewan Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 24, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  9. ^ "Saskatchewan Census Population". Saskatchewan Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved May 9, 2020.
  10. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Saskatchewan)". Statistics Canada. June 3, 2019. Retrieved May 1, 2020.