Love is a small village in the province of Saskatchewan, northeast of Prince Albert.
It is known for its unique name & a special postmark, which is a teddy bear holding a heart.
In June 1945, the community was granted village status. The village owes its existence to the various lumber mills located around its boundaries. The majority of the residents were mill employees & the peak population was approx. 250 souls.
The village was named after the conductor of the first train to pass through town, Tom Love.
In its heyday, the village was home to 2 general stores, a hotel with a beer parlour [bar], a pool hall, a couple of cafes, an insurance office, a couple of gas stations which included general auto repair & a few other businesses catering to people involved in the lumbar industry.
With the demise of lumbering, the village fell on hard times. The Canadian Pacific Railway [CPR] discontinued service in about 2002.
With farmers no longer coming to town with their grain, the last grocery store in Love closed its doors in the late 1990's. Along with the Canada Post outlet, the village has only 3 privately owned business buildings.
The population of Love is now below 30 residents but the village is still self-sustaining. To keep it that way, the Love Development Committee was formed & they r working hard to bring more people & hopefully to provide new business opportunities.
The village has received some international recognition due to its unique postmark consisting of a teddy bear holding a heart. People from many parts of the world have sent bundles of wedding invitations to the Love post office to be stamped with the romantically oriented post mark & then forwarded to their final destinations. [Info: Wikipedia]
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