A whole lotta Love, and other population puns

Saskatchewan has many communities with quirky names, from Love to Climax, which could lead to a number of puns when you look at census data for too long.

Elbow's up! Grenfell rose. Rose Valley fell.

Saskatchewan has many communities with quirky or unusual names, from Love to Climax.

If you combine that information with the new population figures released Wednesday as part of the 2011 Census, and then add some imaginative CBC staff writers, the result is a long list of Saskatchewan population-themed puns:

  • We start in Love, where there is now a whole lotta Love. The population is up 18 per cent, from 55 residents in 2006 to 65 in 2011.
  • Elbow's up! The population there is now 314, up seven per cent.
  • Eyebrows were raised, ever so slightly, when it was learned that Eyebrow's population went up by three per cent.
  • There's plenty more where they came from. Well, five more live in the village of Plenty, now with a population of 131.
  • Holdfast tried their best but ended up losing their grip on four people. The population is down to 169.
  • Leader ... fell behind. It is down to 821 people from 881.
  • Look out! The outlook in Outlook is bright. They shot up 13 per cent to 2200 people.
  • Grenfell rose from 947 to 1049.
  • Rose Valley fell from 338 to 296.
  • There's just enough in wonderful Duff. The population there stayed the same at 30.
  • There were some gains in Gainsborough, with 41 more people, for a current population of 291.
  • Southey's population is heading north, due to an additional 67 people the population is now at 778.
  • Star City's star is on the rise, and up eight per cent in population to 460.
  • There's a little more in Dinsmore, which went from 269 to 318.
  • And Biggar, Saskatchewan, is smaller. The population there is down to 820.
  • Finally: We just weren't sure what to do with Climax, Sask., where the population of 182 was steady with no change. (Perhaps this one is best left to CBC's comments section?)

With files from CBC's Eric Anderson, Craig Lederhouse and Sharon Gerein