Unique in Saskatchewan is the co-operation enjoyed by the R.M. of Snipe Lake and the Town of Eston in many fields including recreation, the operation of the local cemetery and airport and health care. This co-operation has been extended into other areas; for instance, the R.M. and Town have signed agreements with other municipalities in the area for mutual assistance in case of fire or other emergencies.
In recent years, the R.M. has been active in the development of haul roads, primarily for the movement of grain, but also useful with the increase in gas and oil exploration and development which has brought a new source of revenue to the R.M. and the area.Recent years have seen farm consolidation and the closing of small rural schools, leading to a redistribution of population and in turn the disappearance of many villages and hamlets throughout the municipality. Despite these concerns, the Rural Municipality of Snipe lake remains an employer of choice in the area and, into its second century, looks forward to a progressive future with its traditional agricultural base now coupled with an active oil and gas industry.
Saskatchewan Historical and Genealogical Researcher