Rural Municipality of Big Stick No. 141

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50°11'04"N
109°31'36"W
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The Rural Municipality of Big Stick No. 141 (2016 population: 136) is a rural municipality (RM) in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within Census Division No. 8 and SARM Division No. 3. It is located in southwest portion of the province.

History

The RM of Big Stick No. 141 incorporated as a rural municipality on December 11, 1911. The RM takes its name from an alkali lake within its boundaries, which was named after the Big Stick Trail between Maple Creek and the South Saskatchewan River – notable for a large, solitary tree along its route. A Big Stick Lake post office also operated at SE-27-14-26-W3 from 1911 to 1925.

Geography

Communities and localities

The following urban municipalities are surrounded by the RM. VillagesGolden Prairie

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the RM of Big Stick No. 141 recorded a population of 136 living in 57 of its 74 total private dwellings, a -8.1% change from its 2011 population of 148. With a land area of 821.4 km2 (317.1 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.4/sq mi) in 2016.In the 2011 Census of Population, the RM of Big Stick No. 141 recorded a population of 148, a -18.7% change from its 2006 population of 182. With a land area of 821.4 km2 (317.1 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi) in 2011.

Government

The RM of Big Stick No. 141 is governed by an elected municipal council and an appointed administrator that meets on the first Wednesday of every month. The reeve of the RM is Edward Feil while its administrator is Melinda Hammer. The RM's office is located in Golden Prairie.
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