Real Estate in Punnichy, Saskatchewan
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Punnichy is a village in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It is approximately seventy-nine miles northeast of Regina. This town is part of the original "Alphabet Line" of the main Canadian National Railway line with Lestock to the east and Quinton to the west (the M, N, O towns have long since been deserted). Punnichy derived its name from panacay, "fledgling bird with few feathers", a Saulteaux joke referring to the appearance of a pioneer merchant.
Punnichy is located along Highway 15 in the heart of the Touchwood Hills between the villages of Quinton and Lestock. It is surrounded by four First Nation reserves: Muskowekwan, Kawacatoose, Daystar and Gordon. As of the 2011 census, the population of Punnichy was 245. Punnichy was the location of one of the last operating Residential Schools in Canada, Gordon Indian Residential School, which closed in 1996.
Punnichy is surrounded by the rural municipality of Mount Hope No. 279 and is part of the provincial constituency Last Mountain-Touchwood and federal constituency Regina—Qu'Appelle.
The town has one of the largest RCMP detachments in the area.
In 2009, Punnichy celebrated its centennial.