Cole Bay is located in northwestern Saskatchewan along highway 965 that continues north to Dillon, SK. With a population of 170 people, this charming community is well position for growth into the future.
The Northern Hamlet is executing final review of the newly developed Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw. These draft documents are intended for information purposes only and to facilitate public review and comment.
Northern Hamlet of Cole Bay Official Community Plan DRAFT
PLEDCO Housing Study: Cole Bay is partnering with the Primrose Lake Economic Development Corporation to determine future housing needs for the community. This housing study is currently underway as research is being conducted to determine what is available within the community, and based on population growth, how these needs will be changing in the future. With the enhancement of economic development within the region, it is anticipated that additional mixed-housing types will be needed to accommodate and growing, and changing population.
*All plans and bylaws available for download on this site may not include amendments and should not be used for legal purposes*
Community Highlights (2012): The Saskatchewan Ministry of First Nations and Metis Relations, with help of the Ministry of the Economy conducted a snapshot in 2012 of the key components of the community, including: local government, demographics, economic environment, training and education, infrastructure, housing, emergency services, recreational opportunities, and the community's distance from larger centres.
Wildfire Risk Assessment (2005): The Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment actively attempts to educate residents about the threat of fire within municipalities. They conducted an assessment of each municipality to determine the likelihood of wildfires, and implement FireSmart principles to help reduce the chances of wildfires starting.
Community Planning Study (1984): The Hamlet of Cole Bay has not completed an Official Community Plan through the Planning for Growth Northern Program, but there is a Community Planning Study that was completed back in 1984 by the Department of Urban Affairs. This document was approved by the Community Planning Branch and outlines the direction of development within the community.