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Spalding, Saskatchewan

Site Number: 23
CSD (1991): 

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Located in central Saskatchewan, Spalding's industry is comprised primarily of agriculture (33%). The population (287) has decreased by 20% over the past few years. The labour force participation rate is 44%, the unemployment rate is 14%, and 17% of the community is below LICO.

Major events & stories

1990 Seniors centre opens on Main Street.

1999 Spalding celebrates its 75th anniversary.

1996 Murals are painted on main street billboards and buildings as a town beautification project.

2000 Fuel and fertilizer plant is amalgamated. Coop builds and opens a truck and car wash. CMI Terminal (grain elevator) begins construction 5 km north of Spalding. Saskatchewan Wheat Pool elevator closed in Spalding. School district announces the closure of Spalding School.


These documents summarize the work completed and insights gained from updating Economic Capacity Profiles for the New Rural Economy2 (NRE2) sites. The initial set of Profiles was based on the 1996 Census and 2001 NRE site profiles data. The updated Profiles are based on 2001 Census data and 2003 NRE site profiles data.

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