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Wynyard, Saskatchewan

Wynyard
Town
Wynyard is located in Saskatchewan
Wynyard
Wynyard
Wynyard is located in Canada
Wynyard
Wynyard
Coordinates: 51°46′00″N 104°11′00″W / 51.766667°N 104.183333°W / 51.766667; -104.183333
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
Rural MunicipalityBig Quill No. 308
Settled1905
Village1908
Town1911
Government
 • MayorAlbert Boylak
 • AdministratorJason Chorneyko
 • Governing bodyWynyard Town Council
 • MLA Kelvington-WadenaHugh Nerlien
 • MP Regina-Qu'AppelleAndrew Scheer
Area
 • Total5.29 km2 (2.04 sq mi)
Elevation
551 m (1,808 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total1,732
 • Density334.1/km2 (865/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00 (CST)
Postal code
S0A 4T0
Area code306
Websitewww.townofwynyard.com
[1][2][3]

Wynyard is a town in eastern Saskatchewan, Canada, 132 km west of Yorkton and 190 km east of Saskatoon.[4] Wynyard is surrounded by the rural municipality of Big Quill No. 308. It is located on the Yellowhead Highway just south of Big Quill Lake.

History

Many of the early settlers to the area around Big Quill Lake were of Icelandic origin, and the ethnic block settlement area was called the Vatnabyggd settlement. Sleipnir, a store and post office, was located at NE 30-22-15 W2 and was the centre of community life of the Vatnabyggd settlement until it was moved into Wynyard in 1908.[5]

The first wave of Icelandic settlers in the Wynyard area was soon followed by numerous Ukrainian settlers and then British, Polish, and German settlers.[6]

Demographics

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Wynyard had a population of 1,724 living in 808 of its 911 total private dwellings, a change of -4.1% from its 2016 population of 1,798. With a land area of 5.32 km2 (2.05 sq mi), it had a population density of 324.1/km2 (839.3/sq mi) in 2021.[7]

Canada census – Wynyard, Saskatchewan community profile
2011
Population1,767 (+1.3% from 2006)
Land area5.29 km2 (2.04 sq mi)
Population density334.1/km2 (865/sq mi)
Median age46.9 (M: 43.8, F: 50.5)
Private dwellings913 (total) 
Median household income
References: 2011[8] earlier[9][10]

Climate

Climate data for Wynyard, 1981–2010 normals, extremes 1939–present
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 7.4
(45.3)
8.0
(46.4)
19.5
(67.1)
31.0
(87.8)
36.1
(97.0)
38.5
(101.3)
36.7
(98.1)
36.7
(98.1)
36.1
(97.0)
29.5
(85.1)
22.0
(71.6)
12.8
(55.0)
38.5
(101.3)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) −10.9
(12.4)
−7.6
(18.3)
−1.4
(29.5)
9.3
(48.7)
17.0
(62.6)
21.4
(70.5)
23.9
(75.0)
23.9
(75.0)
17.1
(62.8)
9.1
(48.4)
−1.8
(28.8)
−8.5
(16.7)
7.6
(45.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −15.9
(3.4)
−12.5
(9.5)
−6.2
(20.8)
3.6
(38.5)
10.6
(51.1)
15.5
(59.9)
17.9
(64.2)
17.4
(63.3)
11.1
(52.0)
3.7
(38.7)
−6.1
(21.0)
−13.3
(8.1)
2.2
(36.0)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −21.0
(−5.8)
−17.3
(0.9)
−11.0
(12.2)
−2.2
(28.0)
4.1
(39.4)
9.6
(49.3)
11.8
(53.2)
10.9
(51.6)
5.1
(41.2)
−1.6
(29.1)
−10.3
(13.5)
−17.9
(−0.2)
−3.3
(26.1)
Record low °C (°F) −46.7
(−52.1)
−42.5
(−44.5)
−37.0
(−34.6)
−29.3
(−20.7)
−12.5
(9.5)
−2.8
(27.0)
0.6
(33.1)
−2.8
(27.0)
−8.9
(16.0)
−21.7
(−7.1)
−35.0
(−31.0)
−43.0
(−45.4)
−46.7
(−52.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 15.5
(0.61)
10.7
(0.42)
20.2
(0.80)
20.4
(0.80)
46.2
(1.82)
71.9
(2.83)
70.4
(2.77)
57.5
(2.26)
40.7
(1.60)
26.9
(1.06)
14.4
(0.57)
18.5
(0.73)
413.3
(16.27)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.2
(0.01)
0.5
(0.02)
3.3
(0.13)
12.2
(0.48)
41.9
(1.65)
71.9
(2.83)
70.4
(2.77)
57.5
(2.26)
38.3
(1.51)
15.6
(0.61)
1.4
(0.06)
0.7
(0.03)
313.8
(12.35)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 18.1
(7.1)
11.7
(4.6)
18.9
(7.4)
9.5
(3.7)
4.9
(1.9)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
2.5
(1.0)
10.6
(4.2)
15.1
(5.9)
21.1
(8.3)
112.2
(44.2)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 98.4 124.8 176.9 226.1 268.4 270.5 310.6 284.6 196.4 151.5 93.7 82.7 2,284.7
Percent possible sunshine 37.9 44.5 48.2 54.4 55.4 54.3 62.0 62.8 51.6 45.7 35.1 33.8 48.8
Source: Environment Canada[11][12]

Attractions

The Frank Cameron Museum is closed, but there is a very interesting museum, downtown, on Avenue B. It has a good selection of local historical artefacts and pictures, and occasionally has special exhibits, such as "wedding dresses through the decades".[13]

  • Wynyard Regional Park is the local camping site located a few kilometres from town.
  • Wynyard is located just to the south-east of Big Quill Lake which is the largest saline lake in Canada, and south-west of Little Quill Lake.[13]
  • Mud Lake Wildlife Refuge is 19 km (12 miles) from town.[4]
  • Wynyard Golf Club (a 9-hole golf course) offers the Wynyard Hole in One Tournament, Wynyard Ladies Night Golf, and Wynyard Men's Night Golf.
  • The Wynyard Swimming Pool and the Wynyard Stingrays Synchronized Swimming Team.

Heritage sites

Three of designated heritage sites are located in Wynyard:

  • Wynyard Court House (built in 1927)[14]
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Station (built in 1909)[15]
  • Wynyard Federated Church (built in 1921)[16]

Activities and sports

The Town of Wynyard has several sports teams: the Wynyard Blues Mens Fastball Team, the Wynyard Monarchs hockey team of the Long Lake Hockey League (LLHL), and the Wynyard Monarchs of the senior men's Highway Hockey League.[17]

Wynyard plays host to many activities and groups such as Wynyard Air Cadets, Wynyard Minor Baseball, Wynyard Minor Hockey, Wynyard Fireman's Association, Wynyard Kinettes, Wynyard Kinsmen, Wynyard Legion, Wynyard School of Dance, Wynyard Senior Appreciation Days, Wynyard Senior Centre, and Wynyard Shriners.[18]

Media

  • The local news is reported in the Wynyard Advance Gazette.[19]
  • Television channel stations which reach Yorkton are CBC, CTV as well as all Yorkton channels.[13]
  • Local Radio Station is 107.5 Bolt FM, located in Humboldt.[13]

Transportation

Wynyard is located on Saskatchewan Highway 16. Wynyard was made a divisional point on the Canadian Pacific Railway when it came through. No longer providing passenger service the Wynyard railway station is a designated historical railway station.[20]

Wynyard/W. B. Needham Field Aerodrome also facilitate transportation in and out of Wynyard and area.[13]

Education

The town is home to the Wynyard Elementary School and Wynyard Composite High School[21] in the Horizon School Division #205.[22][13] The high school team, the Wynyard Golden Bears, play basketball, football, volleyball, and soccer. The high school also participates in cross country, track, and badminton.

The one-room school houses of the early 1900s were called Wynyard School District #2499 and Nordra School #1947.[23] The latter offered a course in Icelandic when it was first constructed in 1907 as the early school administration allowed an hour each day from 3 pm to 4 pm for foreign language instruction.[5] Currently there are several venues for education in Wynyard.

Further reading

  • Reflections by the Quills by Quill Historical Society of Wynyard, Saskatchewan[24]

See also

References

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Archived from the original on October 6, 2006. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on January 15, 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2009.
  3. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005). "Elections Canada On-line". Archived from the original on April 21, 2007. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  4. ^ a b Government of Canada (2007-08-15), GeoNames Query, retrieved 2007-08-17[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b Olafson, Eric (2007), Vatnabyggd An Icelandic Settlement in Saskatchewan, archived from the original on 2007-09-27, retrieved 2007-08-15
  6. ^ "NHS Profile, Wynyard, T, Saskatchewan, 2011 (The sum of the ancestries in this table is greater than the total population estimate because a person may report more than one ancestry (ethnic origin) in the National Household Survey.)". 2011. Retrieved 2014-08-03.
  7. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Saskatchewan". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved April 1, 2022.
  8. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 21, 2019. Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  9. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. August 20, 2019.
  10. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 18, 2021.
  11. ^ Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010—Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010, accessed 1 September 2016
  12. ^ Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Data—Wynyard (Aut), accessed 1 September 2016
  13. ^ a b c d e f Town of Wynyard, archived from the original on 2007-08-09, retrieved 2007-08-17
  14. ^ "Wynyard Court House". Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  15. ^ "Canadian Pacific Railway Station". Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  16. ^ "Wynyard Federated Church". Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  17. ^ "Blogs | Highway Hockey League". www.highwayhockey.ca.
  18. ^ Credit Union, CU Flyer-Page1&4 (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-29, retrieved 2007-08-15
  19. ^ Wynyard Advance Gazette, retrieved 2007-08-15
  20. ^ "Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada - The Directory of Designated Heritage Railway Stations in Saskatchewan". Parks Canada. Archived from the original on 2012-10-08. Retrieved 2011-02-07.
  21. ^ "Wynyard Composite High School - Wynyard Composite High School". www.horizonsd.ca.
  22. ^ Horizon School Division #205
  23. ^ Adamson (15 Mar 2006), Saskatchewan Gen Web One room School District Project, retrieved 2007-08-15
  24. ^ Quill Historical Society (1981). Reflections by the Quills, Quill Historical Society of Wynyard, Canada. ISBN 0-88925-149-5.

51°46′N 104°11′W / 51.767°N 104.183°W / 51.767; -104.183 (Wynyard, Saskatchewan)

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