Wynyard, Sask, incorporated as a town in 1911, population 1767 (2011c), 1744 (2006c). The Town of Wynyard is located 150 km north of Regina. The area was originally settled in 1905 by a group of icelanders. The Canadian Pacific Railway selected the site as a divisional point in 1908 and it was named for a community in Durham County, England. The province soon designated Wynyard as a judicial centre for the Touchwood Hills-Quill Lakes area. The main industry is poultry production and processing. The town also serves as an agricultural service centre for the area. The Quill Lakes, immediately north of Wynyard, cover an area of 500 km2 and is known for Bird Watching and waterfowl hunting. The Potash Corp of Saskatchewan established a plant at Big Quill Lake near Wynyard to extract potassium sulphate from the water. The plant is now owned by Big Quill Resources Inc, an employee and community-owned company.