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Colonsay, Saskatchewan

Colonsay
Town
Railway Avenue
Railway Avenue
Motto: 
"Isle of the Prairies"
Colonsay is located in Saskatchewan
Colonsay
Colonsay
Location of Colonsay in Saskatchewan
Colonsay is located in Canada
Colonsay
Colonsay
Colonsay (Canada)
Coordinates: 51°59′N 105°53′W / 51.983°N 105.883°W / 51.983; -105.883
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
Rural Municipalities (R.M.)Colonsay
Post office Founded1908-05-21
Village established1907
Town incorporated1910
Government
 • MayorJames Gray[1]
 • Federal Electoral District Blackstrap (historical riding Rosthern) M.P.Lynne Yelich
 • provincial electoral districts Constituency of Humboldt M.L.A.Donna Harpauer
Area
 • Total6.4 km2 (2.46 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total475
 • Density193.1/km2 (500/sq mi)
 • Summer (DST)CST
Website[1]
[2][3][4]

Colonsay /kəˈlɒnz/ is a town in the Rural Municipality of Colonsay No. 342, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Colonsay is located on Highway 16 (the Yellowhead Highway part of the Trans-Canada Highway) running east–west in central Saskatchewan near the intersection with Highway 2.

Colonsay derived its name from the Inner Hebrides Scottish island of Colonsay.[5] All the streets in the village are also named after islands located along the west coast of Scotland.

History

Colonsay experienced a record setting 167-day-long frost-free period in 1978, which was, to the dismay of a number of residents, still not a long enough growing season for yams or sweet potatoes.[6]

The ship U-Sea Colonsay is named after the local potash mine.[7][8]

Demographics

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Colonsay had a population of 446 living in 181 of its 199 total private dwellings, a change of -1.1% from its 2016 population of 451. With a land area of 2.4 km2 (0.93 sq mi), it had a population density of 185.8/km2 (481.3/sq mi) in 2021.[9]

Canada census – Colonsay community profile
20212011
Population446 (-1.1% from 2016)475 (+11.8% from 2006)
Land area2.40 km2 (0.93 sq mi)2.46 km2 (0.95 sq mi)
Population density185.9/km2 (481/sq mi)193.1/km2 (500/sq mi)
Median age40.0 (M: 38.4, F: 43.6)38.8 (M: 37.6, F: 39.6)
Private dwellings199 (total)  181 (occupied)202 (total) 
Median household income$85,000
References: 2021[10] 2011[11] earlier[12][13]

Climate

Climate data for Colonsay
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 7
(45)
9
(48)
19
(66)
31
(88)
37.2
(99.0)
40
(104)
37
(99)
36.1
(97.0)
33.5
(92.3)
27.8
(82.0)
19.4
(66.9)
10
(50)
40
(104)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) −10.6
(12.9)
−8.3
(17.1)
−0.9
(30.4)
9.7
(49.5)
18.1
(64.6)
22.3
(72.1)
24.7
(76.5)
23.7
(74.7)
17
(63)
10.1
(50.2)
−1.9
(28.6)
−9.5
(14.9)
7.9
(46.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −15.4
(4.3)
−12.9
(8.8)
−5.6
(21.9)
4.1
(39.4)
11.8
(53.2)
16.3
(61.3)
18.6
(65.5)
17.4
(63.3)
11.2
(52.2)
4.7
(40.5)
−5.9
(21.4)
−14
(7)
2.5
(36.5)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −20.3
(−4.5)
−17.6
(0.3)
−10.3
(13.5)
−1.6
(29.1)
5.4
(41.7)
10.2
(50.4)
12.4
(54.3)
10.9
(51.6)
5.4
(41.7)
−0.8
(30.6)
−10
(14)
−18.5
(−1.3)
−2.9
(26.8)
Record low °C (°F) −44.4
(−47.9)
−39
(−38)
−36.7
(−34.1)
−24.4
(−11.9)
−7
(19)
1
(34)
4
(39)
−1.5
(29.3)
−5
(23)
−21
(−6)
−32
(−26)
−47
(−53)
−47
(−53)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 11.8
(0.46)
9.8
(0.39)
10.5
(0.41)
21.8
(0.86)
46.3
(1.82)
59.1
(2.33)
64.9
(2.56)
47.4
(1.87)
31.8
(1.25)
17.9
(0.70)
9.4
(0.37)
13.8
(0.54)
344.4
(13.56)
Source: Environment Canada[14]

Economy

The main economy of the area is agriculture featuring grain crops such as wheat, canola, barley, oats, rye, as well as lentils and peas. Livestock raised in the vicinity are cattle, hogs, sheep, and buffalo.[15] The potash mine of Colonsay was first named Noranda Mines Potash Division then separately constituted as Central Canada Potash. Central Canada Potash was acquired by Imc. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Colonsay, IMC Potash Colonsay and is now Mosaic Potash Colonsay.[16] Potash is mined and sold to crop nutrient manufacturers for fertilizer, as well as for use as an icemelter ingredient and water softener regenerant.[17]

Sports

Colonsay & District Sports Centre was re-opened in 2006 following fund raising efforts by the community as well as funding initiatives such as the Green Municipal Investment Fund, a joint venture of the Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. The Sports Centre has a new heating system as well as ice-cube heat which will allow a longer artificial ice season for skaters, curlers and ice hockey players. The Sports Centre was closed in 2004 due to safety concerns with the refrigeration system. The original ice plant was improperly installed and designed. [18] the complex was built in 1978.

The Colonsay Monarchs were a team that played for the Northern Saskatchewan Baseball League as of 1951.[19][20]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on 15 January 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters, archived from the original on 6 October 2006
  3. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency, archived from the original on 11 September 2007
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line, archived from the original on 21 April 2007
  5. ^ Colonsay Home, archived from the original on 28 July 2007, retrieved 1 August 2007
  6. ^ Welcome to Weyburn's Community Atlas "WEYBURN ON THE WEB" produced by the students of St. Dominic ; Savio Elementary School (2006–2007), Canadian Communities Atlas, archived from the original on 27 September 2007, retrieved 1 August 2007((citation)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  7. ^ "U-SEA COLONSAY Sets Sail". iStockAnalyist. October 24, 2011. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
  8. ^ Wagler, Jenny (8 November 2011). "North Van to see new jobs from potash trade". Business in Vancouver (BIV). Archived from the original on 15 February 2024. Retrieved 15 February 2024.
  9. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Saskatchewan". Statistics Canada. 9 February 2022. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  10. ^ "2021 Community Profiles". 2021 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 4 February 2022. Retrieved 19 October 2023.
  11. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 21 March 2019. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  12. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 20 August 2019.
  13. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 18 July 2021.
  14. ^ Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed May 30, 2021
  15. ^ Saskatchewan Government Sask Biz (2004), Colonsay Geography The Town of Colonsay is located in Central ..., archived from the original on 27 September 2007, retrieved 1 August 2007
  16. ^ Mining Communications Ltd, r: Peter McCready (2007), Saskatchewan A Mining Journal supplement (PDF), retrieved 1 August 2007 [dead link]
  17. ^ "IMC GLOBAL INC, Form 10-K, Annual Report, Filing Date Mar 12, 2004". secdatabase.com. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  18. ^ The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (2006), Rural Councillor Back Issues Colonsay's Arena: A Community Effort and Environmentally Responsible Example, retrieved 1 August 2007
  19. ^ Hrynkiw—One-Name Family History Study, 2006–2007, archived from the original on 29 September 2007, retrieved 1 August 2007
  20. ^ Western Canada Baseball (2007) [2003], 1951, archived from the original on 8 November 2006, retrieved 1 August 2007

Further reading

  • Book Title Colonsay memoirs, 1905–1955. Author Colonsay, Saskatchewan. High School
  • Book Title Milestones and memories : Colonsay and Meacham Districts, 1905–1980. Published Colonsay, Sask. : R.M. 342 Celebrate Saskatchewan 1980 Committees, 1980

51°59′N 105°53′W / 51.983°N 105.883°W / 51.983; -105.883 (Colonsay, Saskatchewan)

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