Martensville becomes Saskatchewan’s newest city; the second new city in a week

Saskatchewan is getting a new city for the second time in a week.

MARTENSVILLE, Sask. — Saskatchewan is getting a new city for the second time in a week.

Premier Brad Wall says the Town of Martensville, a bedroom community of Saskatoon, will officially get city status in November.

It’s first time since 1913 that two Saskatchewan towns have become cities in the same year — Meadow Lake was declared a city on Monday.

In Saskatchewan, a community must have a population of 5,000 or more to get city status.

The addition of Martensville, which has been a town since 1969, means there are now 15 cities in Saskatchewan.

Premier Wall says it’s further evidence that Saskatchewan is growing despite the recession.

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