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Economic Information

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Tuxford had a population on 103.

Education

Moose Jaw boasts 13 primary and 5 secondary schools, offering a range of special education programs, including French Immersion, learning assistance, and a hearing-impaired program. Schools are actively involved in music, drama, and sports, and provide computer science education at both elementary and secondary levels. For more information on public schools, visit the Prairie South School Division’s website. Caronport High School and Cornerstone Christian School are two associate Christian schools within the Prairie South School Division.

Catholic education is available through the Holy Trinity Catholic Schools Division.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Moose Jaw Campus) offers quality training in Business Programs, Engineering Technologies, Adult Basic Education, Industrial Trades, and Community/Extension Services.

The Prairie South School Division ensures safe, efficient, and on-time transportation for students, servicing all schools in Moose Jaw, including French Immersion, Catholic, and Public schools.

 

Geography

The Village of Tuxford is located within the Rural Municipality of Marquis No. 191.Moose Jaw is 14 kilometres south and Buffalo Pound Lake is 16 kilometres north. Highway 2Highway 42 and Highway 202 all intersect in the community. Highway 202 connects the community to Buffalo Pound Provincial Park 11 kilometres to the east.

Founded in 1907, the community was named after General George Stuart Tuxford of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division. The community celebrated its centennial in 2007.

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History

Tuxford was incorporated as a Village on July 19, 1907, and now has a population of 103.  Tuxford started out as a centre for farmers in the area but is not inviting younger people to build houses and commute to Moose Jaw as a less expensive way to live.

George Stuart Tuxford (1870-1943)

The community was named after General George Stuart Tuxford.

He was born in Wales in February 1870, George Tuxford emigrated to Moose Jaw with his wife in the 1890s; they settled on a farm and maintained a large herd of livestock. In the summer of 1898, at the height of the Klondike gold rush, Tuxford led a herd of cattle from Moose Jaw across the Canadian Rockies to Dawson City, in what became the longest cattle drive in Canadian history. He then joined the 16th Mounted Rifles and was given command of the newly organized D Squadron in Moose Jaw. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel when the squadron was expanded to regimental size and was renamed the 27th Light Horse. At the outbreak of WORLD WAR I in August 1914, Tuxford organized mounted units from the west to serve as dismounted troops in the 5th (Western Cavalry) Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), then mobilizing at Camp Valcartier, Quebec. He was named the Battalion’s first commanding officer.

On April 22, 1915, Tuxford became one of twelve Canadian infantry battalion commanders to be assigned to the front line in the Second Battle of Ypres; he was one of nine commanding officers to survive. On March 10, 1916, Tuxford released an After Action Report on Second Ypres that provided an account and assessment of the decisions and actions that had taken place during the battle; the report was an important document in the development of Canadian combat leadership and command. Tuxford went on to lead his battalion in the Battle of Festubert (May 19-26, 1915) until he was invalided out of the line with a severe illness on May 22. On March 16, 1916, he returned to duty and was promoted to Brigadier-General. He was given command of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade of the 1st Division; he held this position for over three years, becoming the longest serving brigade commander in the Canadian Corps. While Tuxford commanded the 3rd Brigade, the 1st Division fought in the Battle of Mount Sorrel (June 1916), the Somme (September-November 1916), Arras (April-August 1917), Ypres (October-November 1917), the Second Battle of Arras (August-September 1918), and the Battle of the Hindenburg line (September-October 1918). Brigadier-General George Stuart Tuxford died in 1943.

Council

Council Members

  • Mayor – Chad Fulton
  • Councilor – Cathy Cozma
  • Councilor – Todd Schoenroth