Rural Municipality of Miry Creek No. 229

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50°46'15"N
108°42'00"W
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The Rural Municipality of Miry Creek No. 229 (2016 population: 370) is a rural municipality (RM) in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within Census Division No. 8 and SARM Division No. 3.

History

The RM of Miry Creek No. 229 incorporated as a rural municipality on January 1, 1913. The first homestead occurred in 1907. The Canadian Pacific Railway expanded westward in the RM from Cabri in 1913.

Geography

Communities and localities

The following urban municipalities are surrounded by the RM. VillagesAbbey LancerThe following unincorporated communities are within the RM. Special service areasShackletonLocalitiesAbbey Colony Wheatland Colony.

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the RM of Miry Creek No. 229 recorded a population of 370 living in 106 of its 127 total private dwellings, a -3.6% change from its 2011 population of 384. With a land area of 1,221.15 km2 (471.49 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.3/km2 (0.8/sq mi) in 2016.In the 2011 Census of Population, the RM of Miry Creek No. 229 recorded a population of 374, a -18.3% change from its 2006 population of 458. With a land area of 1,220.48 km2 (471.23 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.3/km2 (0.8/sq mi) in 2011.

Economy

Agriculture and natural gas are the major industries in the RM.

Government

The RM of Miry Creek No. 229 is governed by an elected municipal council and an appointed administrator that meets on the second Thursday of every month. The reeve of the RM is Mark Hughes while its administrator is Karen Paz. The RM's office is located in Abbey.
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