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The Guernsey Rural Telephone Company, Limited, 1914-1977

  • LGA 9
  • Local Government
  • 1914-1977

On March 22, 1913, residents in the Guernsey, Saskatchewan district met to discuss the organization of a rural telephone company. A petition requesting permission to organize was sent to the Minister of Telephones on August 23, 1913. The Guernsey Rural Telephone Company, Limited was incorporated as a joint-stock company on March 9, 1914. The company's aim was to construct, maintain and operate a rural telephone system.

The company included a board of directors, president, secretary and general members. The secretary was responsible for maintaining records and accounts, taking minutes, collecting fees and issuing receipts, preparing financial statements and acting as a liaison with the Department of Telephones and various rural municipalities.

On December 17, 1976, members voted in favor of accepting the Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel) offer to assume responsibility for the provision of telephone service in the area. The last meeting of the board was held on March 29, 1977. The company was assimilated by SaskTel on April 15, 1977 and dissolved on July 7, 1977.

Tate (Sask.), 1909-1961

  • LGA 82
  • Local Government
  • 1909-1961

The Village of Tate was an urban municipality incorporated in 1909, under the provisions of The Village Ordinance. The Village was governed by an elected council that could hire staff to manage daily administration and maintain municipal services, such as roads, utilities and recreation facilities. The responsibilities of the council included enforcing bylaws; waste collection/landfill; fire protection; maintaining public utilities, roads and streets; issuing tax and assessment notices and collecting taxes and other fees.

The Village of Tate was an agricultural-based community located on the north-east corner of Section 36, Township 28, Range 21, west of the second meridian, 13 kilometres northwest of the Village of Semans in central Saskatchewan. The Village was found near Highway 15 between highways 6 and 20 and was located within the Rural Municipality of Mount Hope No. 276. The Village was named after D'Arcy Tate, solicitor for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.

The village was disorganized in 1961.

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