Biggar, Saskatchewan

Biggar, Saskatchewan

Infobox Settlement
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motto = "New York is big, but this is Biggar."


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = CAN
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_name1 = SK
subdivision_type2 = Region
subdivision_name2 = Saskatchewan
subdivision_type3 = Census division
subdivision_name3 = 12
subdivision_type4 = Rural Municipality
subdivision_name4 = Biggar
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leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Raymond Sadler
leader_title1 = Town Manager
leader_name1 = R. G. (Bob) Tyler
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leader_name2 = Biggar Town Council
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established_title = Post office Founded
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established_title2 = Incorporated (Village)
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postal_code_type = Postal code
postal_code = S0K 0M0
area_code = 306
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website = * [http://www.townofbiggar.com/ Official Town Website]
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Biggar is a town located in Saskatchewan, Canada. It is the hometown of 1998 Olympic gold medalist in women's curling, Sandra Schmirler. Its former Member of Parliament was M.J. Coldwell, the leader of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation in the 1940s and 1950s. He represented the town for 23 years, from 1935-1958 and was one of the architects of Canada's social safety net.

The Biggar railway station was constructed in 1907 and is serviced by Via Rail with The Canadian serving the station three times per week.

The town is also home to the World Famous "Hanson Buck". [cite web
url=http://www.kingsoutdoorworld.com/stories/hanson_story.htm
title=Story of the World Record Whitetail Deer
work=King's Outdoor World|accessdate=2008-05-25
]

[http://www.prairiemaltltd.com Prairie Malt Limited] , a large barley processing plant, is also located in Biggar. The malthouse has an annual capacity of 220,000 metric tonnes. Malt is a primary ingredient in beer and whisky.

It is located within the Sun West School Division.

The town is known for its slogan "New York is big, but this is Biggar."

Demographics

Canada_CP_2006|pop=2,033|popDelta=-9.4%
landArea=15.75|popDensity=129.1|medianAge=42.7|medianAgeM=41.5|medianAgeF=44.2
privateDwell=1,047|medianHHIncome=41,975|privateDwellusual=911|popRank=N/A

See also

* List of communities in Saskatchewan
* List of towns in Saskatchewan

References

External links

* [http://www.townofbiggar.com/ Official Town Website]

Canadian City Geographic Location (8-way)
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