Rural Municipality of McLeod No. 185

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50°35'35"N
103°02'25"W
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The Rural Municipality of McLeod No. 185 (2016 population: 365) is a rural municipality (RM) in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within Census Division No. 5 and SARM Division No. 1. It is located in the southeast portion of the province.

History

The RM of McLeod No. 185 incorporated as a rural municipality on January 1, 1913. Heritage propertiesThere are three historical buildings located within the RM. Pheasant Forks Heritage Site - In Pheasant Forks the site consists of a school and a church. The church (originally called the Zion Methodist Church or Pheasant Forks Church) was constructed in 1905 by Primitive Methodist Colonists and remained in service until 1963. The four room school was constructed in 1920. Weissenberg School - Constructed in 1900 the one room school was the first separate (Catholic public school) in Saskatchewan. The school remained in service until 1964. It was originally called the Weissenberg Roman Catholic Public School; Weissenberg Separate School; and eventually the Weissenberg Teacherage. Zion Lutheran Church - Constructed in 1892, the church remained in active service until June 1964. Since that time a historical service is held each June.

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the RM of McLeod No. 185 recorded a population of 365 living in 160 of its 190 total private dwellings, a -18.2% change from its 2011 population of 446. With a land area of 886.6 km2 (342.3 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.4/km2 (1.1/sq mi) in 2016.In the 2011 Census of Population, the RM of McLeod No. 185 recorded a population of 446, a -12.2% change from its 2006 population of 508. With a land area of 886.6 km2 (342.3 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.5/km2 (1.3/sq mi) in 2011.

Government

The RM of McLeod No. 185 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 Clifford Allen while its administrator is Tara Harris. The RM's office is located in Neudorf.

Transportation

Lemberg Airport is located within the rural municipality.
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