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Coronach, Saskatchewan

Coronach
Town
Town of Coronach
Poplar River Power Station
Poplar River Power Station
Coronach is located in Saskatchewan
Coronach
Coronach
Coronach is located in Hart Butte No. 11
Coronach
Coronach
Coordinates: 49°06′43″N 105°31′10″W / 49.1119°N 105.5195°W / 49.1119; -105.5195
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
Rural municipalityHart Butte No. 11
Incorporated1928
Government
 • MayorCalvin Martin
Population
 (2016)
 • Total643
Postal code
S0H 0Z0
Websitetownofcoronach.ca

Coronach /ˈkɒrənæk/ is a community in southern Saskatchewan, Canada near the Canada–US border. It was founded in 1926 by the Canadian Pacific Railway and named after Coronach, the horse who had just won The Derby in England that year. Coronach was officially incorporated in 1928.

History

After its incorporation in 1928, the town's population teetered around 300, until about 1974 when the town discovered that they were to receive the Poplar River Power Project. This project brought many new citizens to the town to build and operate the Power Plant. The Poplar River Power Plant can be seen from a distance with the large smoke stack extending above the town. With the Poplar River Power Project also came the development of the Coronach Coal Mine, which provides the coal/fuel to the Power Plant. The Coal mine has had a few locations and a variety of owners; Westmoreland Coal Company currently owns it.

Demographics

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Coronach had a population of 612 living in 272 of its 351 total private dwellings, a change of -4.8% from its 2016 population of 643. With a land area of 2.34 km2 (0.90 sq mi), it had a population density of 261.5/km2 (677.4/sq mi) in 2021.[1]

According to the 2016 Census, Coronach had a median age of 43.0 years.[2]

Climate

Climate data for Coronach, Saskatchewan, 1981–2010 normals, extremes 1980–present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 15.0
(59.0)
19.0
(66.2)
24.0
(75.2)
31.5
(88.7)
36.0
(96.8)
40.0
(104.0)
42.1
(107.8)
38.0
(100.4)
37.3
(99.1)
34.0
(93.2)
24.5
(76.1)
13.7
(56.7)
42.1
(107.8)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) −5.5
(22.1)
−2.6
(27.3)
3.3
(37.9)
12.3
(54.1)
18.4
(65.1)
22.9
(73.2)
26.9
(80.4)
26.6
(79.9)
19.9
(67.8)
12.1
(53.8)
2.2
(36.0)
−4.0
(24.8)
11.0
(51.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −11.2
(11.8)
−8.2
(17.2)
−2.4
(27.7)
5.1
(41.2)
11.2
(52.2)
16.0
(60.8)
19.1
(66.4)
18.4
(65.1)
12.1
(53.8)
5.2
(41.4)
−3.5
(25.7)
−9.6
(14.7)
4.4
(39.8)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −16.8
(1.8)
−13.6
(7.5)
−8.0
(17.6)
−2.1
(28.2)
3.9
(39.0)
9.2
(48.6)
11.3
(52.3)
10.2
(50.4)
4.4
(39.9)
−1.9
(28.6)
−9.2
(15.4)
−15.1
(4.8)
−2.3
(27.9)
Record low °C (°F) −40.0
(−40.0)
−41.0
(−41.8)
−35.3
(−31.5)
−21.6
(−6.9)
−11.9
(10.6)
−4.0
(24.8)
2.4
(36.3)
−1.5
(29.3)
−9.7
(14.5)
−22.0
(−7.6)
−35.0
(−31.0)
−40.0
(−40.0)
−41.0
(−41.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13.5
(0.53)
8.6
(0.34)
18.3
(0.72)
21.4
(0.84)
51.1
(2.01)
73.5
(2.89)
55.6
(2.19)
31.3
(1.23)
18.9
(0.74)
17.9
(0.70)
13.3
(0.52)
15.9
(0.63)
339.3
(13.34)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 13.2
(5.2)
6.9
(2.7)
12.0
(4.7)
4.5
(1.8)
2.5
(1.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.6
(0.2)
2.7
(1.1)
11.3
(4.4)
15.8
(6.2)
69.5
(27.3)
Source: Environment Canada [3](September record high)[4]

Services and attractions

  • Big Muddy & Outlaw Cave Tours[5]
  • Camping – Poolside Park Campground, Poplar River Community Park, East Side Campground
  • Coronach Sportsplex (which includes a regulation-size artificial ice rink, four artificial ice sheets for curling, and a heated outdoor swimming pool for the summer months)
  • Four baseball diamonds
  • Coronach Golf Club with a 9-hole, 3,000 yard grass greens course
  • Coronach Museum – was established in 1987 to tell the story of the founding, settlement and development of the Coronach district from the year 1900. There is a hospital room, a schoolroom, communication room, shop, parlour, library, town office, bedroom, store, kitchen, toy room, church, sewing and textiles, and bathroom to display artifacts that shaped the history

Transportation

The Town of Coronach is a part owner of the Fife Lake Railway.[6]

The Scobey–Coronach Border Crossing and the Coronach/Scobey Border Station Airport are about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south-east of town.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Saskatchewan". Statistics Canada. 9 February 2022. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  2. ^ "2016 Census of Canada". census profile 2016. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Canadian Climate Normals 1981-2010". Environment and Climate Change Canada. Retrieved 7 September 2022
  4. ^ "Daily Data Report for September 2022". Canadian Climate Data. Environment and Climate Change Canada. Retrieved 7 September 2022.
  5. ^ "Coronach Tourism Big Muddy & Outlaw Cave Tours". Tourism Saskatchewan. Government of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 4 December 2022.
  6. ^ "Fife Lake Railway Project Best Practice Report" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
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