The Rural Municipality of Snipe Lake No. 259 (2016 population: 396) is a rural municipality (RM) in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within Census Division No. 8 and SARM Division No. 3.
The RM of Snipe Lake No. 259 incorporated as a rural municipality on December 11, 1911.
Communities and localities
The following urban municipalities are surrounded by the RM.
TownsEstonThe following unincorporated communities are within the RM.
Plato, dissolved as a village, March 28, 1995.
Richlea, dissolved as a village, December 31, 1958
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the RM of Snipe Lake No. 259 recorded a population of 396 living in 176 of its 300 total private dwellings, a -12.4% change from its 2011 population of 452. With a land area of 1,573.8 km2 (607.6 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.3/km2 (0.7/sq mi) in 2016.In the 2011 Census of Population, the RM of Snipe Lake No. 259 recorded a population of 452, a 5.9% change from its 2006 population of 427. With a land area of 1,573.8 km2 (607.6 sq mi), it had a population density of 0.3/km2 (0.7/sq mi) in 2011.
The RM of Snipe Lake No. 259 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 Bill Owens while its administrator is Brian Shauf. The RM's office is located in Eston.