Rural Municipality of Edenwold No. 158

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50°38'51"N
104°20'56"W
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 Canada
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The Rural Municipality of Edenwold No. 158 (2016 population: 4,490) is a rural municipality (RM) in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within Census Division No. 6 and SARM Division No. 2. It is located in the southeast portion of the portion of the province, east of the City of Regina.

History

The RM of Edenwold No. 158 incorporated as a rural municipality on December 9, 1912.

Geography

In this area, the loggerhead shrike (Lanius ludovicianus excubitorides) and Sprague's pipit (Anthus spragueii) are both threatened species that are being monitored by conservationists.

Communities and localities

The following urban municipalities are surrounded by the RM. TownsBalgonie Pilot Butte White CityVillagesEdenwoldThe following unincorporated communities are within the RM. Organized hamletsCrawford EstatesLocalitiesCoppersands Dreghorn Emerald Park Franksburg Frankslake Jameson Kathrintal Colony Milaty Poplar Park Richardson Seitzville ZehnerThe RM also neighbours include six First Nations and six other RMs.

Climate

The RM of Edenwold experiences a dry humid continental climate (Köppen: Dfb) in the NRC Plant Hardiness Zone 3b. The RM of Edenwold has warm summers and cold, dry winters, prone to extremes at all times of the year.

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the RM of Edenwold No. 158 recorded a population of 4,490 living in 1,509 of its 1,546 total private dwellings, a 8.7% change from its 2011 population of 4,132. With a land area of 849.04 km2 (327.82 sq mi), it had a population density of 5.3/km2 (13.7/sq mi) in 2016. The RM of Edenwold No. 158 is the second largest rural municipality by population in Saskatchewan and is the 19th largest municipality in the province overall.In the 2011 Census of Population, the RM of Edenwold No. 158 recorded a population of 4,167, a 15.6% change from its 2006 population of 3,606. With a land area of 880.96 km2 (340.14 sq mi), it had a population density of 4.7/km2 (12.3/sq mi) in 2011.

Government

The RM of Edenwold No. 158 is governed by an elected municipal council and an appointed administrator that meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. The reeve of the RM is Mitchell Huber while its administrator is Kim McIvor. The RM's office is located in Emerald Park.
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