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Manitoba Municipalities: Alexander (Rural Municipality)

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There are at least two explanations for the name of this municipality. One is that the name was selected by the Canadian Pacific Railway, which arrived in the area in 1882, after early homesteader Alexander Speers Speers. Another is that is named for the middle name of first Canadian Prime Minister John A. Macdonald.

Present Status

Rural Municipality of Alexander (1 January 1997)

Incorporation History

Local Government District of Alexander (1 January 1945)

Adjoining Municipalities

Lac du Bonnet (RM), St. Clements

Constituent Communities

Belair, Bird River, Great Falls, Hillside Beach, Powerview-Pine Falls, Silver Falls, Stead, St-Georges, White Mud Falls

Land Area (square km)

1,568.66

Population

Year

Total

1951

3351

1956

1930

1961

2303

1966

2305

1971

1949

1976

1804

1981

2793

1986

2163

1991

2399

1996

2537

2001

2780

2006

2978

2011

2983

2016

3333

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1960-1971

J. A. Desautels

1971-1972

?

1972-1975

Richard A. Andries

1975-1977

John Bracken

1977-1980

Alice Frances “Fran” Thompson (1927-2017)

1980-1983

John Bracken

1983-1986

Alice Frances “Fran” Thompson (1927-2017)

1986-1992

Richard Lowing

1992-1998

Ken Danwich

1998-2010

George William Harbottle (1939-2012)

2010-2014

Edgar “Ed” Arnold (1947-2017)

2014-?

Raymond Garand

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Alexander.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Alexander.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 April 2017

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