Industrial Crossroads of Saskatchewan
|Provinces and territories of Canada||Saskatchewan|
|Rural Municipalities (R.M.)||Lakeside|
|Post office founded (as Vossen)||1904-04-01|
|Incorporated (town)||August 1, 1908|
|• Mayor||Norma Weber|
|• Total||2.83 km2 (1.09 sq mi)|
|• Density||274.7/km2 (711/sq mi)|
|• Summer (DST)||CST|
Watson is a town of 777 residents in the rural municipality of Lakeside, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Watson is located on the intersection of Highway 5 and Highway 6, the Canam Highway. Watson is approximately the same distance from Saskatoon which is to the west, and Regina to the south, which gives rise to its town motto, Industrial Crossroads of Saskatchewan.
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