Craik No. 222"
R.M. of Craik No. 222
The Rural Municipality (RM) of Craik (No.222) is located in South Central Saskatchewan in the heart of Agriculture country. The RM is situated between three major cities of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw, making it an excellent location for industry and residence. There are two communities within the boundaries of the RM, Craik and Aylesbury, and as well, about 300 rural residents who make their homes in the Craik RM. Highway 11 or "Louis Riel Trail" runs through the RM allowing easy and safe access to the north and south. In between there are many miles of grid road maintained by the RM and kept in excellent condition year round.
In conjunction with the Town of Craik, the RM and the entire community have become involved in the areas of environment and Sustainability. This commitment to being "ecologically friendly" led to the building of the "Craik Eco-Centre," a marvel in the area of conservation and sustainability. As interest grew from inside and outside the community, other project have begun. An "Eco-Village has risen from bald prairie with resident coming from around the country to live and raise their families in an ecological friendly lifestyle. A tree farm just east of Craik is studying the possibilities in using our land to grow trees for wood, pulp and paper products. And, there are even more idea and projects getting off the ground or in the planning stages that are sure to keep the momentum moving forward.
For more information on this please see the
(Craik Sustainable Living Project) website.
Agriculture, as it is throughout Saskatchewan, is the primary industry in the Craik R.M. Global Grain company "Viterra" serves this industry directly with an outlet situated right in Craik.
There are many other service related businesses in the community offering
agriculture based goods like fuel, parts and service to area grain producers. Highway 11 provides an excellent means of transporting
oilseeds to markets both nearby and across the province.
There was a
strong push from area grain producers and residents to have the rail
line re-opened from Craik south to Regina. Now that it has been
re-opened there's no doubt that this
will allow for easier movement of goods and also provide another avenue
for farmers to move their products to market.
The RM council is very progressive and proactive in exploring all options for economical development within the RM and the town of Craik. This has led to a joint venture with the town of Craik which has seen "Titan Clean Energy Projects Corporation" bring a new ecologically friendly business to Craik. Titan is a new company that is involved in the areas of producing fuel and Energy from agriculture and forestry by-products and waste. They have been in the community now for a few years and the business has been expanding and they've become a strong contributor to the towns economy.
If you're looking for an excellent location to expand your business or to start a new
business enterprise or service, the RM and it's council are ready and eager to help
make your idea a reality.
The public works team is committed to a high level of service for the entire RM of Craik. RM foreman Gary Murray has many years of experience on the job and oversees two hardworking assistants, Doug Judd and Jason Munroe. Some of their many duties include:
>maintaining, grading and graveling roads
>rural snow removal
>cutting road allowance grass
>installation and repair of road signs and culvers
>pest and noxious weed control
>repair and maintenance of RM equipment
Rural pest control is a high priority within the RM and the
town of Craik. Jerry Dulle is in charge of this area and can
be contacted for advice on controlling and eliminating pest populations.
Call the town office for more details at 306-734-2242.
RM and the Town of Craik share office space located in the town of Craik
and is situated just off Main Street. Fridays the office is open
from 8:30 am to 12:00 noon pm but closed to the public in the afternoon
for office in-service. Thank you.
Informative and interesting
The R.M . of Craik No. 222 was formed a long time ago in 1912 and James Parks was the very first Reeve.
Even to this day we still have the Parks family as members of the community!
Population - 300, Area - 883 sq. km, Approx. 400 miles of grid and paved roads, Assessment - $56,691,200, The Craik Dam is actually called Arm Lake by the SK Dept. of Natural Resources. Built in 1961/62 it is 7km long, 400m wide and 10m deep
Box 420 Craik, SK Canada S0G 0V0
Council meetings are held in the evening during the summer and during the afternoon in the winter months.
Emergency Measures Officer
>For the RM and Town of Craik
>Contact JoAnne Yates
R.M. of Craik No. 222
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R.M. Reeve and Councilors
Division 1 - Darrel Werdal
Division 2 - Lloyd Sperling
Division 3 - Dennis Edwards
Division 4 - Jason Boyd
Division 5 - Brian Ackland
Division 6 - Wes Millington