Rural Municipality of Abernethy No. 186

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50°44'34"N
103°28'04"W
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The Rural Municipality of Abernethy No. 186 (2016 population: 362) is a rural municipality (RM) in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within Census Division No. 6 and SARM Division No. 1. It is located on the Qu'Appelle River.

History

The RM of Abernethy No. 186 incorporated as a rural municipality on December 11, 1911.

Geography

Communities and localities

The following urban municipalities are surrounded by the RM. TownsBalcarresVillagesAbernethyResort villagesKatepwa Katepwa Beach, dissolved as a resort village and amalgamated into Resort Village of the District of Katepwa, July 24, 2004 Katepwa South, dissolved as a resort village and amalgamated into Resort Village of the District of Katepwa, July 24, 2004 Sandy Beach, dissolved as a resort village and amalgamated into Resort Village of the District of Katepwa, July 24, 2004The following unincorporated communities are within the RM. LocalitiesBlackwood Kenlis Lorlie

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the RM of Abernethy No. 186 recorded a population of 362 living in 150 of its 196 total private dwellings, a -6.5% change from its 2011 population of 387. With a land area of 779.42 km2 (300.94 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.5/km2 (1.2/sq mi) in 2016.In the 2011 Census of Population, the RM of Abernethy No. 186 recorded a population of 387, a 3.2% change from its 2006 population of 375. With a land area of 779.42 km2 (300.94 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.5/km2 (1.3/sq mi) in 2011.

Attractions

Motherwell Homestead, a National Historic Site of Canada

Government

The RM of Abernethy No. 186 is governed by an elected municipal council and an appointed administrator that meets on the second Tuesday of every month. The reeve of the RM is John Fishley while its administrator is Karissa Lingelbach . The RM's office is located in Abernethy.

Transportation

RailBrandon-Virden-Saskatoon Section C.P.R. – serves Neudorf, Lemberg, Abernethy, Balcarres, PatrickRoadsHighway 22—serves Balcarres, Saskatchewan [west] Highway 10—serves Balcarres, Saskatchewan [east] Highway 310—serves Balcarres, Saskatchewan [north] Highway 619—serves Balcarres, Saskatchewan [south]
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