Grow With Us

Municipal growth is guided by the Town of Coronach’s Official Community Plan. Commercial and residential land is available for development and we are committed to fostering sustainable growth. Industry diversification and attraction are strategic priorities locally and regionally.

The Coronach Business Hub was established to provide support to our local business owners and promote entrepreneurship in the community. It is a place for networking and training for our local and regional businesses to help them meet challenges and reach their goals.

The Business Hub is also the home of our Youth in Business Program. This program brings the local youth together to work on a group business or assist anyone looking to start up their own business.

To stay up to date on programming and events happening at the Business Hub join our Coronach Business Networking Group Facebook page or check out the local notices.

Community Stats

  • Population

    The population within Coronach’s immediate trading area is 5000 people with approximately 650 people in the Town of Coronach and 270 in the RM of Hart Butte. The community is easily accessible to major centers in Saskatchewan, Montana and North Dakota.

  • Climate

    The average annual rainfall is 530 mm and average snowfall is 110 cm. Summers are characterized by being hot and dry. The winters here are warmer than the north, but still “Saskatchewan cold” and often affected by Chinook winds and southern weather patterns.

  • Airports

    The closest airports are in Regina, SK and Minot, ND.

    Regina International Airport (YQR) is the second busiest airport in Saskatchewan and is serviced by Air Canada, WestJet, Sun Wing and Express Air Services.

    Minot International Airport (MOT) is serviced by Delta, United and Allegiant airline.

  • Distance from Coronach

    • Regina, SK – 211 km
    • Moose Jaw, SK – 158 km
    • Saskatoon, SK – 384 km
    • Swift Current, SK – 273 km
    • Williston, ND – 240 km
    • Minot, ND – 286 km

2016 Census Data

2016 CensusPopulationMedian AgeMedian Income ($)Average Home Value ($)Est. % of Housing & Farmland for Sale
Coronach6434389,728161,06511%
Bengough3325750,816138, 90228%
Willow Bunch2725662,592n/a3%
Rockglen4415452,352129,48112%

The added population from the five rural municipalities brings the overall population for the region to 4688 as per 2016 Census Data.

Infrastructure

The Town of Coronach’s infrastructure is capable of comfortably maintaining a population of 1800 residents.

  • Water Supply Source – 600,000 gallon wells
  • Sewage – Lagoons
  • Broadband – 450 MGB download speed
  • Highway – located on secondary highway #18.
    See map for Saskatchewan Highways Weigh Classifications
  • Rail – 606 km shortline owned by Great Western Railway.
    See map for Saskatchewan Rail Network
  • US Border – Coronach is located 19 km north west of the Ports of Coronach & Scobey Montana. The Port of Scobey is located 22 km north of Scobey, MT which is approximately 150 km north of US #2 highway. Coronach is 85 km west of the Ports of Regway and Raymond Montana.
    Learn more at www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca
  • Poplar River Power Station – operated by SaskPower and is located 10km southeast of Coronach. An integral part of the operation is the Morrison Dam, Cookson Reservoir and Poplar River Coal Mine. The power station incorporates two 300-megawatt steam turbine driven generators. The building has a ground floor of 72,658 square feet and is 246 ft high. The stack is 25 feet in diameter at the base and 400 feet in height.
  • Poplar River Mine – owned and operated by Westmoreland Coal Company northeast of Coronach. It’s total coal production is used by the Poplar River Power Station for fuel. The lignite coal is exposed with two draglines. It is transported to the power station by a privately owned rail line.

Educational Attainment

Labour Force Data

There are employment opportunities at our two main industries in Town:

  • SaskPower’s Poplar River Power Plant
  • Westmoreland Coal Mining Company
WorkforceUnemployment RateSize of Labour Force
Coronach3.1 %325
Bengough8.3 %110
Willow Bunch8.8 %155
Rockglen12.1 %235

Source: Statistics Canada 2016

Agriculture Yields

Coronach is located in the Brown Soil Zone. The rolling land is nearly all suitable for grain farming, although some areas are only suitable for grazing and ranching.

The land is mostly strip-farmed and is suitable for most Western Canadian crops such as durum, canola, oats, flax, rye, mustard, pulses and winter wheat. Some of the highest protein concentrated wheat in the world is grown in this area and it is a major supplier of pulses to the international market.

2019 Crop Yields:

  • Canola: 31.4 bu/acre
  • Pea 1350.5 lbs/acre
  • Spring Wheat: 35.6 bu/acre
  • Barley: 53.4 bu/acre
  • Mustard: 625.8 lbs/acre
  • Durum: 47 bu/acre
  • Oats: 57 bu/acre
  • Lentils: 1115 lbs/acre
  • Flax: 23.6 bu/acre

Source: Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, 2019 RM’s 10, 11, 12, 40, 42

Industry

Industries active in our community include:

  • Accommodations
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive Services
  • Banking
  • Beauty Salons
  • Catering
  • Cleaners
  • Clothing
  • Consulting
  • Construction
  • Convenience Stores
  • Electricians
  • Insurance
  • Gas Stations
  • Grocery Store
  • Massage Therapy
  • Natural Health
  • Pharmacy
  • Photography
  • Plumbing
  • Restaurants
  • Specialty Shops
  • Storage
  • Welders
  • Yard Maintenance

Incentives

The community and trading area is also seeking people of all talents, bus drivers, cooks, servers, retail, farm hands, and hairdressers. Or be your own boss, provide locals with a niche service. Be the business that stands out in a crowd. We have a main street filled with opportunities – make your dream a reality!

Partnerships & Regional Economic Development

Coronach is a proud member of Saskatchewan South Ready (SSR) which is an economic partnership representing nine rural communities. SSR was created in 2020 to shine a spotlight on the unique opportunities our region offers new investors and their workforce. Visit https://southsaskready.ca/ for more information and opportunities for potential investors.

Commerical Real Estate for Sale

Click HERE to view commercial real estate listings in Coronach.

*Contact the Town Office at 306-267-2150 for information on privatley listed property*

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