By the end of WWII the community had grown sufficiently to obtain town status, a fact emphasized by dropping "Junction" from its name (1947). Since then, while growth has continued, the economy has been modified. The railway has reduced its work force, but the agricultural sector and especially forestry, Hudson Bay's mainstay, have become more sophisticated. Since 1960, 3 mills (2 remain) manufacturing various wood products and an alfalfa dehydration plant have arisen.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- White, C.O.. "Hudson Bay (Sask)". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 04 March 2015, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/hudson-bay-sask. Accessed 23 October 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- White, C., Hudson Bay (Sask) (2015). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/hudson-bay-sask
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- White, C.O., "Hudson Bay (Sask)". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published September 19, 2012; Last Edited March 04, 2015. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/hudson-bay-sask
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- White, C.O.. The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Hudson Bay (Sask)", Last Edited March 04, 2015, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/hudson-bay-sask
Hudson Bay (Sask)
|Article by||C.O. White|
|Published Online||September 19, 2012|
|Last Edited||March 4, 2015|
By the end of WWII the community had grown sufficiently to obtain town status, a fact emphasized by dropping "Junction" from its name (1947). Since then, while growth has continued, the economy has been modified.
Hudson Bay, Sask, incorporated as a town in 1946, population 1477 (2011c), 1646 (2006c). The Town of Hudson Bay is 209 km north of Yorkton. Established (1906) as a siding for logging interests by the Canadian Northern Railway on a line laid earlier (1901) through the Porcupine and Pasquia forest reserves, it was called Etoimami, a Native word describing a nearby point where 3 rivers join. When the CNR built from the village to THE PAS (1908) as the first phase of the HUDSON BAY RAILWAY, Etoimami became Hudson Bay Junction. In the 1920s, agriculture was added to forestry and the railway when federal authorities opened parts of surrounding forest reserves to settlement by returned soldiers and later by civilians. Additional settlement occurred when people moved north to escape the drought of the 1930s.