RECYCLING – Next Collection is Thursday 7th September 2017
Recycle schedules can be printed from this website. They are listed under +utilities heading. Also you can pick up a copy from the Village office and at Wolf’s store.
Craven is a small village in the province of Saskatchewan. It nestles on the bed of the Qu’Appelle Valley floor and up into the hills.
It is very close to Last Mountain Lake, also known as Long Lake which flows through Craven and is approximately 93km long, and is the largest naturally occurring body of water in southern Saskatchewan. It was formed from glaciation 11,000 years ago. Its name derived from a Plains Cree legend about the Great Spirit shoveling dirt from the Valley.
There is also the Last Mountain Bird Sanctuary. This has had over 280 bird species recorded and is the habitat for some of Canada’s 36 species of vulnerable and threatened birds, such as the peregrine falcon, piping plover, burrowing owl and whooping crane.
Last Mountain House, which is now a museum, was a trading post for the Hudson Bay Company during 1869 until sometime into the 1870’s.
One of its well-known residents was Buffy Sainte-Marie (singer and songwriter) who was born on the Piapot Cree First Nations Reserve in 1941.