Rural Municipality of Maple Bush No. 224

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50°58'51"N
106°46'19"W
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 Canada
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Description

The Rural Municipality of Maple Bush No. 224 (2016 population: 192) is a rural municipality (RM) in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within Census Division No. 7 and SARM Division No. 2. It is located in the southwest portion of the province.

History

The RM of Maple Bush No. 224 incorporated as a rural municipality on December 13, 1909.

Geography

The RM is adjacent to Lake Diefenbaker and is home to Douglas Provincial Park.

Communities and localities

The following urban municipalities are surrounded by the RM. VillagesElbow RiverhurstResort villagesMistusinneThe following unincorporated communities are within the RM. LocalitiesGilroy Grainland Lawson, dissolved as a village, December 31, 1985

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the RM of Maple Bush No. 224 recorded a population of 192 living in 82 of its 164 total private dwellings, a 15% change from its 2011 population of 167. With a land area of 811.95 km2 (313.50 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.6/sq mi) in 2016.In the 2011 Census of Population, the RM of Maple Bush No. 224 recorded a population of 167, a -10.2% change from its 2006 population of 186. With a land area of 811.95 km2 (313.50 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.2/km2 (0.5/sq mi) in 2011.

Attractions

Douglas Provincial Park Elbow crater F.T. Museum Palliser Regional Park Qu'Appelle River Dam Riverhurst Ferry

Government

The RM of Maple Bush No. 224 is governed by an elected municipal council and an appointed administrator that meets on the second Wednesday of every month. The reeve of the RM is Maurice Bartzen while its administrator is JoAnne 'Rene' Wandler. The RM's office is located in Riverhurst.
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