Colonsay, Saskatchewan


Colonsay, Saskatchewan
Colonsay, Saskatchewan
Railway Avenue
Motto: "Isle of the Prairies"
Colonsay, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Location of Aneroid in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 51°59′N 105°53′W / 51.983°N 105.883°W / 51.983; -105.883
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural Municipalities (R.M.) Colonsay No. 342, Saskatchewan
Post office Founded 1908-05-21
Village established 1907
Town incorporated 1910
Government
 - Mayor
 - Federal Electoral District Blackstrap (historical riding Rosthern) M.P.
 - provincial electoral districts Constituency of Humboldt M.L.A.
Area
 - City 6.4 km2 (2.46 sq mi)
 - Metro 172.8 km2 (66.7 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 - City 425
Website Town Website
[1][2][3][4]

Colonsay (pronounced /kəˈlɒnziː/) is a town in the rural municipality of Colonsay No. 342, Saskatchewan, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Colonsay is located on Highway 16 running east-west in central Saskatchewan near the intersection with Highway 2. Colonsay derived its name from the Inner Hebrides Scottish island Colonsay [5] Colonsay & District Sports Centre was 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.[6]

Contents

Demographics

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 .[9]

The ship U-Sea Colonsay is named after the local potash mine.[10][11]

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.[12] The potash mine of Colonsay was first named Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Colonsay, IMC Potash Colonsay and is now Mosaic Potash Colonsay.[13] Potash is mined and sold to crop nutrient manufacturers for fertilizer, as well as for use as icemelter ingredient and water softener regenerant.[14]

Sports teams

  • The Colonsay Monarchs were a team that played for the Northern Saskatchewan Baseball League as of 1951.[15]

[16]

Geography

  • Lat (DMS) 51°59′00″ N
  • Long (DMS) 105°53′00″ W
  • Dominion Land Survey Section 1, Township 35, Range 28 West of the 2nd Meridian
  • Time zone (cst) UTC−6

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)
Average high °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
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
Average low °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
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)
Precipitation mm (inches) 11.8
(0.465)
9.8
(0.386)
10.5
(0.413)
21.8
(0.858)
46.3
(1.823)
59.1
(2.327)
64.9
(2.555)
47.4
(1.866)
31.8
(1.252)
17.9
(0.705)
9.4
(0.37)
13.8
(0.543)
344.4
(13.559)
Source: Environment Canada[17]

Location


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Notes

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters, http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/post-offices/001001-100.01-e.php 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home (– Scholar search), Municipal Directory System, http://www.municipal.gov.sk.ca/index.html [dead link]
  3. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency, http://www.textiles.ca/eng/nonAuthProg/redirect.cfm?path=IssPolContacts&sectionID=7601.cfm 
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line, http://www.elections.ca/home.asp 
  5. ^ Colonsay Home, http://www.townofcolonsay.com/home.htm, retrieved 2007-08-01 
  6. ^ The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (2006), Rural Councillor Back Issues Colonsay’s Arena: A Community Effort and Environmentally Responsible Example, http://www.sarm.ca/rc_back_issues.php?article=249, retrieved 2007-08-01 
  7. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. 2009-02-24. http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-591/index.cfm?Lang=E. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  8. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. 2007-02-01. http://www12.statcan.ca/english/profil01/CP01/Index.cfm?Lang=E. Retrieved 2011-03-11. 
  9. ^ 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, http://www.saskschools.ca/~stdom/ccclimate.html, retrieved 2007-08-01 
  10. ^ "U-SEA COLONSAY Sets Sail". iStockAnalyist. October 24, 2011. http://www.istockanalyst.com/business/news/5496910/u-sea-colonsay-sets-sail. Retrieved 2011-11-10. 
  11. ^ "North Van to see new jobs from potash trade". Business Today. Wednesday, 09 November 2011 10:18. http://www.bivinteractive.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5002:north-van-to-see-new-jobs-from-potash-trade&catid=14:daily-news&Itemid=46&utm_source=BIV+Daily&utm_campaign=b58209d7de-Daily_Monday_November_911_9_2011&utm_medium=email. Retrieved 2011-11-10. 
  12. ^ Saskatchewan Government Sask Biz (2004), Colonsay Geography The Town of Colonsay is located in Central ..., http://www.saskbiz.ca/communityprofiles/CommunityProfile.Asp?CommunityID=241, retrieved 2007-08-01 
  13. ^ Mining Communications Ltd, r: Peter McCready (2007) (– Scholar search), Saskatchewan A Mining Journal supplement, http://www.ir.gov.sk.ca/adx/asp/adxGetMedia.asp?DocID=5373,3440,3385,2936,Documents&MediaID=16178&Filename=SaskMiningJounalSuppl.pdf, retrieved 2007-08-01 [dead link]
  14. ^ EDGAR Online, Inc. (1995-2006), IMC GLOBAL INC—IGL Annual Report (10-K) Item 1. Business.1, http://sec.edgar-online.com/2004/03/12/0000820626-04-000049/Section2.asp, retrieved 2007-08-01 
  15. ^ Hrynkiw—One-Name Family History Study, 2006/2007, http://isyourname.hrynkiw.net/, retrieved 2007-08-01 
  16. ^ Western Canada Baseball (2003/2007), 1951, archived from the original on 2006-11-08, http://web.archive.org/web/20061108042033/http://www.attheplate.com/wcbl/1951_1j.htm, retrieved 2007-08-01 
  17. ^ Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 24 July 2010
  18. ^ Becquet's Custom Programming (August 17, 2005) (– Scholar search), Saskatchewan City & Town Maps—Directory, http://www.becquet.com/director/maps/index.htm [dead link]

Published works

  • 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

References

External links

See also

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


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