Creighton

The town of Creighton dates from the 1930s when the Department of Natural Resources constructed a road from Flin Flon to Amisk Lake. People began to settle along the road, and after World War II a town site was surveyed. The lots were largely taken up by young men returning from the armed services.


Creighton

  Creighton, Sask, incorporated as a town in 1957, population 1498 (2011c), 1502 (2006c). The Town of Creighton is located in northeastern Saskatchewan very close to the Saskatchewan-Manitoba border, three km southwest of FLIN FLON, Man. The town is named after Thomas Creighton, who played a key role in the opening up and development of the area. Creighton was a prospector and one of the original discovers of the Flin Flon mine. He was later supervisor of exploration for an affiliate of the Hudson's Bay Mining and Smelting Co, the operator of the Flin Flon mine.

The town of Creighton dates from the 1930s when the Department of Natural Resources constructed a road from Flin Flon to Amisk Lake. People began to settle along the road, and after World War II a town site was surveyed. The lots were largely taken up by young men returning from the armed services. Creighton soon received village status (1952). The key economic activity of the town remains mining but some limited farming is also carried out. Forestry and tourism also contribute to the local economy.