The Town of Creighton is the third-largest municipality in Northern Saskatchewan. The community is named after Thomas Creighton, a prospector who came to the area and staked his claim on the Flin Flon Lake in the early 1900s. He later lived in the community and there is a monument located by Creighton Community School dedicated in his name.
Municipal Website: http://www.townofcreighton.ca
The 2016 Census identified that 37% of people in Creighton had completed their high school and moved on to attain a trade, college or university education.
The population of Creighton is around 1429 as of 2016. As of 2021, the FDC Region has a combined population of nearly 17,000 residents.
Creighton’s household income levels are above Manitoba, Saskatchewan and national averages. More than 41% of households earn above $100,000 annually, and in 2016, the majority of households were performing at or around the average national and Saskatchewan average.
The largest age group is between 55 and 59 years old. By 2030, it is expected more than one-quarter of Creighton’s population will be 65 years of age and older. At the time of the 2016 Census, only one-sixth of the population was 65 years and older. Creighton also has a significant population under the age of 15, who will be a central part of the labour force in under 2 decades.
55 & 59
Served primarily by Highway 167, a Secondary Weight Highway with weight limited to 41,500 kg
Also serviced by Highway 106, which connects the Village to Crieghton and Flin Flon. Highway 106 continues west and connects to Prince Albert by PTH 55
Outside of the region, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg are the nearest major markets accessed mainly via highways. Other markets include Thompson, The Pas, and Swan River in Manitoba.
Water Treatment Plant
Served by three wells on the eastern shore of Amisk Lake (upgraded with new mechanical and electrical components in 2009)
Treated water storage capacity for the community is 1,350,000 litres
Current capacity is expected to handle the treatment demand and growth for the next 10-15 years
The sanitary sewer system consists of gravity flow and collection mains, pre-cast concrete manholes, and low-pressure force mains leading to the treatment facility
The treatment facility was upgraded in 2013
Available capacity to meet the expected need, based on seasonal and population growth projections for the area
Landfill located two kilometres north of the municipality west of Highway 167
Garbage is picked up twice a week in the spring and summer, and once a week in fall and winter
Recycling pick-up is provided by the Village
Access to high-speed internet
Sasktel as the main service provider for internet and cellular service
Access to Starlink for high-speed internet service
Electricity is provided to Denare Beach by SaskPower.
Based on the 2016 Census, the average household value in Creighton was $148,626, considerably lower than the provincial average by more than half. The average monthly costs for housing are also considerably lower than the provincial average.