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Rocanville

Town of Rocanville
Town of Rocanville is located in Saskatchewan
Town of Rocanville
Town of Rocanville
Town of Rocanville is located in Canada
Town of Rocanville
Town of Rocanville
Coordinates: 50°23′06″N 101°41′31″W / 50.385°N 101.692°W / 50.385; -101.692
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
Census division5
Rural MunicipalityRocanville
Post office Founded1904
Town established1904
Government
 • MayorRon Reed
 • M.P. (Souris—Moose Mountain)Ed Komarnicki (2008)
 • M.L.A. (Moosomin)Don Toth (2007)
Elevation
519 m (1,703 ft)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total869
Time zoneCST
Postal code
S0A 3L0
Area code306
Websiterocanville.ca

Rocanville is a community in Saskatchewan, Canada, and home to the largest oil can in the world.[1] It is home of the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Rocanville mine which recently announced a $1.6 billion expansion. Rocanville is also home of the Symons Oiler factory which produced over 1 million oil cans during the Second World War.[2] The town erected the giant oil can to commemorate the factory.

Rocanville is also known for crop circles that were discovered there in the fall of 1996.[3]

Fort Espérance, an archaeological site in Rocanville believed to contain the remains of two late 18th- and early 19th-century fur trade forts, was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1944.[4] The Rocanville and District Museum Site, the Rocanville Farmers Building and the Symons Metalworks have all been designated as Municipal Heritage Properties under the provincial Heritage Property Act.[5]

Demographics

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Rocanville had a population of 889 living in 398 of its 471 total private dwellings, a change of 3% from its 2016 population of 863. With a land area of 2.36 km2 (0.91 sq mi), it had a population density of 376.7/km2 (975.6/sq mi) in 2021.[6]

Climate

Climate data for Rocanville
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 13
(55)
13
(55)
22
(72)
34.4
(93.9)
37.8
(100.0)
37.8
(100.0)
38.9
(102.0)
39
(102)
35
(95)
30
(86)
23
(73)
13
(55)
39
(102)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) −11.5
(11.3)
−7.3
(18.9)
−0.6
(30.9)
9.9
(49.8)
18.3
(64.9)
22.8
(73.0)
25.4
(77.7)
24.8
(76.6)
18
(64)
10.6
(51.1)
−1
(30)
−8.9
(16.0)
8.4
(47.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −16.6
(2.1)
−12.2
(10.0)
−5.5
(22.1)
4
(39)
11.7
(53.1)
16.4
(61.5)
18.9
(66.0)
17.9
(64.2)
11.8
(53.2)
5.1
(41.2)
−5.2
(22.6)
−13.2
(8.2)
2.7
(36.9)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −21.6
(−6.9)
−17.1
(1.2)
−10.4
(13.3)
−2
(28)
5
(41)
10.1
(50.2)
12.4
(54.3)
11
(52)
5.5
(41.9)
−0.5
(31.1)
−9.4
(15.1)
−18
(0)
−2.9
(26.8)
Record low °C (°F) −45
(−49)
−41.7
(−43.1)
−38.9
(−38.0)
−26.1
(−15.0)
−16
(3)
−5
(23)
2.2
(36.0)
−5
(23)
−6.7
(19.9)
−23
(−9)
−36
(−33)
−41.5
(−42.7)
−45
(−49)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 22.8
(0.90)
16.3
(0.64)
23.4
(0.92)
20.7
(0.81)
48.5
(1.91)
75.5
(2.97)
61.5
(2.42)
56.2
(2.21)
51.9
(2.04)
25.1
(0.99)
16.5
(0.65)
22.7
(0.89)
440.9
(17.36)
Source: Environment Canada[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ "World's Largest Oil Can, Rocanville, SK, Canada" Roadside Attractions on WayMarking
  2. ^ McLennan, David "Rocanville" Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan
  3. ^ Deetken, Chad (1996) "Preliminary Report on Rocanville, Saskatchewan Crop Circle Formations" Mutual UFO Network
  4. ^ Fort Espérance National Historic Site of Canada. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  5. ^ Rocanville and District Museum Site. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 31 October 2014. , Rocanville Farmers Building. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 31 October 2014. , Symons Metalworkers Company Limited. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Saskatchewan". Statistics Canada. 9 February 2022. Retrieved 1 April 2022.
  7. ^ Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000—Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 19 December 2010


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