Optimism & Opportunity
The townsite of Rocanville and a CPR station were first surveyed in 1902. The railroad reached Rocanville in 1903, bringing settlers who flooded in, increasing the population from 83 to 450 by 1920. The town of Rocanville, incorporated in 1904, was named for our first postmaster Rocan de Bastien, becoming the Overseer of the village in 1904. Rocanville has been a thriving district since settlement days with fertile grain and cattle farming. In the late 1960's a potash mine was developed and put in operation by 1970. The quality of potash is very high here, and our close proximity to U.S. customers has encouraged an estimated 2.8 billion dollar expansion to the existing PotashCorp mine. Coupled with recent oilfield development in our area, we are a community full of optimism and opportunity. We hope this website will help showcase Rocanville and provide useful, current information. Thanks for stopping by!
PotashCorp announced Tuesday, September 9, 2008 that they have chosen a
site to sink their new shaft in the 2.8 billion dollar expansion!
The new shaft will be located at SW 13 17 32, and all previous plans for the expansion are to
go ahead as originally planned.
boom·town (boom'toun') Pronunciation Key n. A town experiencing an economic or a population boom.
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