Estevan is known as the Energy City. Coal, oil, and power are some of our area's major industries. Agriculture is also an important industry. Estevan is situated in the Southeast corner of Saskatchewan, approximately 16 km (10 miles) north of the U. S. border, and 129 km (80 miles) west of the Manitoba border. It is perched on the north side of the Souris River Valley, a recent glacial spillway which stretches over 650 km (400 miles), entering the United States and re-entering Canada to join the Assiniboine River near Brandon, Manitoba. Only 30 minutes from the U.S. border, Estevan has highways #18, #39, and #47 running through it. The city's energy draws visitors from the United States and overseas to our many attractions.Quality of life is very important to the community of Estevan. There are many activities and facilities that people can enjoy. Organizations and clubs help to maintain our quality of life by contributing much of their time to the recreational sports, arts programs, and churches within the community. So to improve your quality of life or find out more information about different activities that are happening check out what Estevan has to offer.
The Estevan area is rich in energy resources and has a substantial history of trade and industry. Agriculture is one of the area's major industries. Our farms and ranches produce wheat, oil seeds, and livestock (cattle, horses, elk, deer, wild boar, and bison). Estevan is also a coal-mining centre. Prairie Mines and Royalty Ltd is the mining company in the area. The coal is burned in two huge power plants, the Boundary Dam Power Station and the Shand Power Station. The plants, owned and operated by the Saskatchewan Power Corporation, supply the lion's share of the Saskatchewan?s electricity needs. Six thousand oil wells are located within a 160 km radius of Estevan. Most wells are owned and serviced by companies located in Estevan. Oil and gas exploration and production have a great impact on the local economy. The oil and gas industry is Saskatchewan?s largest revenue source. Many people in Estevan are employed in the coal, oil, gas, and power industries.
Due to its strong natural resource and industry base, Estevan is known as the "Energy Capital of Saskatchewan." It proudly calls itself the "Energy City."
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