Shaunavon, Saskatchewan

What is Shaunavon, Saskatchewan known for?

oil play

became the main oil company to invest in Shaunavon, owning approximately 90% of the oil play. Stonehouse, Darrell. ''Activity Heating up in Southwest Saskatchewan.'' Retrieved 2014-11-17. Coal Before the discovery of oil in 1952, Shaunavon relied on coal. Coal was dug outside Shaunavon in the hills and used to heat homes. Coal was used as barter during the Depression. In 1932, the promise

history online

Railway Great Western Railway The Great Western Railway (GWR) is a shortline railway company located in southwest Saskatchewan, operating on former Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. ''Great Western Railway''. The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. University of Regina. Retrieved 2014-11-11. After the 1983 removal of the Crow Rate, a railway subsidy that benefitted farmers, farmers were forced to pay to ship their grain through larger mainline terminals. ''Grain Transportation Policy and Transformation'' Retrieved 2014-11-12. Adding to this, by favoring establishing grain terminals on their mainlines, the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian National Railway deprived their thousands of miles of track across the Canadian prairies. ''Great Western Railway Website'' Retrieved 2014-10-29. Railway companies were forced to abandon some lines in Saskatchewan. ''Truck Transportation'' The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. University of Regina. Retrieved 2014-11-11. These two developments decreased the amount of cars moving via railway and forced the Canadian Pacific Railway to abandon the Southwest Saskatchewan Railway portion of Great Western Railway. In January 2000, the Canadian Pacific Rail contacted a company from Abbotsford, British Columbia, Westcan Rail, Schmidt, Lisa. "B.C. firms buy four Sask. rail lines" ''Leader Post.'' 6 June 2000. Print. to sell 550 km (330 miles) of track in southwest Saskatchewan. "CPR. Westcan Close Sale of Four Branchlines in Southwest Saskatchewan. Press Release. 8 Sept 2014. Print. Then in May, Westcan Rail began negotiations with CP Rail to purchase the four branch lines. By June, there was an agreement and four subdivisions were formed. The line subdivisions include: The Notukeu Subdivision, between Consul and Val Marie (100 miles); The Altawan Subdivision, from Shaunavon and Consul (63 miles); The Shaunavon Subdivision, from Limerick and Shaunavon (106 miles); The Vanguard Subdivision, between Meyronne and Wymark (76 miles). "Great Western Railway getting on track" ''Leader Post.'' 9 Aug 2000. Print. The Great Western Railway is a fully owned Saskatchewan subsidiary of Westcan Lilley, David. "New life for southwest branch lines" ''Advance Times.'' 3 July 2000. Print. and its headquarters are located in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. Finally on September 13, 2000, Westcan Rail received provincial government approval to purchase the lines. In 2004, Westcan Rail wanted to sell the shortline. Ewins, Adrian. ''Farmers Reluctant to Buy Rail Line'' ''Western Producer.'' 11 March 2004. Retrieved 2014-11-1 In the fall of 2004, a group of local farmers and municipal governments formed a company and purchased the branch lines to keep the GWR running. The private investors raised almost $4 million toward the $5.5-million purchase, Pruden, Jana. "Rural Residents Hope to Keep Railway Alive" ''Star Phoenix.'' 13 Dec 2004. Print. and the remaining $1.7 million was supplied by a provincial loan. Today it is still locally owned and operated. ''Great Western Railway Keeps Grain on Rails'' Government of Saskatchewan. News Release. 13 Dec 2004. The GWR moves 6,400 cars annually. The initial goal in 2000, was 4,000 cars per year, which is the same as 30,000 fully loaded axle trucks off the roads. It is the longest shortline in Saskatchewan. ''Sask. Shortline Rail Grants Continue'' AG Canada. 11 June 2009. Retrieved 2014-11-10. Grain, fertilizer, corn, crude oil and recycled rubber are the main resources transported, as well as running a prosperous storage car business. The GWR also owns 23 original grain elevators, and of these, the company still uses 16. File:Day 3 342.JPG thumb right A trio

major productions

location on Shaunavon’s Centre Street. The Plaza Theatre on main street runs both movies and theatrical shows. The Darkhorse Theatre performs two major productions a year, and is well known for producing quality shows. The Darkhorse Theatre uses top of the line production equipment to compliment the set design, wardrobe, and makeup for the major productions. The spring production consists of three pub night performances and the fall production offers six

regular life

Territories, 1884-5 url http: view oocihm.9_08069 39?r 0&s 1 website Early Canadiana Online One of the main reasons that kept the Métis in areas near current day Shaunavon was the presence of buffalo. Hunting represented a considerable activity for the group, both economically and for their regular life. The trail used by the Métis from Wood Mountain to the Cypress Hills (in which Shaunavon is located) represented one of the most important routes for bison

long political

, with the Liberals, CCF and, later, the New Democrats (Saskatchewan New Democratic Party) trading power over the area. In 1978 (Saskatchewan general election, 1978), Shaunavon native Dwain Lingenfelter was elected to represent the area in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. Lingenfelter would go on to have a long political career, later seeing him become the head of Saskatchewan's NDP and a key member of Premier (Premier of Saskatchewan) Roy Romanow's provincial cabinet


; Aboriginal traders periodically suffered from breakdown of the precarious link between Europe and Hudson Bay. When the French controlled Hudson Bay, from 1680 to 1713, they were unable to deliver supplies to the region for four years in succession.

first1 Alan url http: entry french_settlements.html title French Settlements website The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan publisher Canadian Plains Research Center, University of Regina date 2006 By 1906 ranching had become firmly established and was flourishing in South-Western Saskatchewan. However, the terrible winter of 1906- 1907 ended the golden years of the cattle kingdom. Extreme cold, blizzards and deep snow took a terrible toll of cattle and sheep

on Sept. 15 1916. Many had been on leave helping their respective families on their farms. Expansion By 1916 Shaunavon had grown to 897 people, ''The Canada Year Book 1916-1917'' Statistics Canada. keeping with its reputation as a boom town considering. Years after the war in 1922 Shaunavon appealed to the Employment Bureau to make Shaunavon a port of entry for American

size oil

for $8,500- $9,500 an acre, marketed by SEDCO (Saskatchewan Economic Development Corporation). In 2011, empty lots were created and ranged from $20,000- $50,000, depending on size. Oil-field based companies are the main parties interested in the industrial property. Today the industrial park is home to a wind turbine that powers the Crescent Pont Wickenheiser Centre. ref name


his time at war and passed away in February, 1952. A valued citizen, Campbell was remembered for his betterment of the town. Campbell served six terms as mayor: 1916, 1923 to 1926, and into 1930. - C. Jensen 1931-34, 1952-58 Chris Jensen was acclaimed for the mayor’s chair in February 1930, after Campbell resigned.

Local Government date 2012 A town council meeting in February 1932 was postponed so councillors could watch the Swift Current versus Shaunavon hockey game. In October 1952, Jensen was once again elected by acclamation for mayor’s chair, and continued for seven more terms. Shaunavon’s population was listed as just over 2,200 people. Jensen resigned after 17 years of civic service. He served for five

years as councillor and 12 as mayor. In May, Syd Stevens defeated Max Houston for mayor’s chair. - Jas Cardno 1935-39, 1941-43 In November 1934, Jas Cardno became new mayor by acclamation. In 1936, Cardno defeated Chris Jensen for the chair, won mayor’s chair over Robert McIntyre (by a substantial majority), in 1938. But in 1940, Cardno was once again elected to mayor by acclamation. Cardno announced

development leading

Leader. November 25, 1922. Lignite had always been present in the region and in some cases it was close enough to the surface that farmers could pick it up by hand and, for some time, had been using the lignite to heat their homes. Prior to great depression The late twenties again saw a boom in development leading up to the great depression. In 1928 several new developments began in Shaunavon. In facts from April 24 “$80,000 in building going up”. The Moring Leader. April 24, 1928. to June 27, 1928 “$250,000 in building going up”. The Moring Leader. June 27, 1928. considerable funding went in to the town. In subsequent years several buildings were erected. 1928 saw the completion of the King’s Hotel. In 1929 the Shaunavon Service Station was built, later that year Crystal Bakery was built. Oil In 1938, Shaunavon became the oil distribution centre for all plants within a 30-mile radius, as decided by the B.A. Oil Company. In 1942 Marsh, Arden & Hill, Peter. Saskatchewan Geological Survey & Saskatchewan Ministry Of The Economy. Off the Beaten Track: Oil Shows in the Upper Shaunavon Member, West of the Main Oil Field Trend, Southwestern Saskatchewan (n.d.). Geoconvention. Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy, 2014. Web. the Tide Water Associated Oil Company was interested in the region of southwest Saskatchewan for the development of oil. The discovery of oil in the region was in 1952 , is located adjacent to Shaunavon (Shaunavon, Saskatchewan), Saskatchewan, Canada. - 22 F Hayley Wickenheiser - A R 178 77 08 12 78 Shaunavon, Saskatchewan Calgary Oval X-Treme '''Dollard''' is a small village situated on the historic Red Coat Trail in the southwest corner of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is 13 km west of the town of Shaunavon (Shaunavon, Saskatchewan) and 21 km east of the town of Eastend (Eastend, Saskatchewan). It is approximately 100 km from the Montana USA border and 130 km to the Alberta border.

major event

, is located adjacent to Shaunavon (Shaunavon, Saskatchewan), Saskatchewan, Canada. - 22 F Hayley Wickenheiser - A R 178 77 08 12 78 Shaunavon, Saskatchewan Calgary Oval X-Treme '''Dollard''' is a small village situated on the historic Red Coat Trail in the southwest corner of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is 13 km west of the town of Shaunavon (Shaunavon, Saskatchewan) and 21 km east of the town of Eastend (Eastend, Saskatchewan). It is approximately 100 km from the Montana USA border and 130 km to the Alberta border.

Shaunavon, Saskatchewan

The town of '''Shaunavon''' is located in southwest Saskatchewan at the junction of Highways 37 (Saskatchewan Highway 37) and 13 (Saskatchewan Highway 13). It is 110 kilometres from Swift Current, 163 kilometres from the Alberta border and 74 kilometres from the Montana border. Shaunavon was established in 1913 along the Canadian Pacific Railway line.

The town has several nicknames including Bone Creek Basin, Boomtown, and Oasis of the Prairies. The latter name is derived from the park located in the centre of town. http: communityprofiles CommunityProfile.Asp?CommunityID 330 The Shaunavon Formation, a stratigraphical unit of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin is named for the town.

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