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Manitoba Municipalities: Bifrost

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The name of this municipality comes from Norse mythology, being the name of the bridge that warriors cross from this life to the hereafter; only those who met death in battle could walk the Bifrost to Asgard, the home of the gods.

Present Status

Amalgamated with Riverton (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Bifrost (1 December 1907)
Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton

Adjoining Municipalities

Armstrong, Fisher, Gimli

Constituent Communities

Arborg, Finns, Geysir, Hnausa, Jaroslaw, Ledwyn, Morweena, Okno, Riverton, Rosenburg, Shorncliffe, Washow Bay

Land Area (square km)

1642.58

Population

Year

Total

1901

1392

1911

2649

1921

5732

1931

4275

1941

4301

1951

3066

1956

2930

1961

2909

1966

2051

1971

1986

1976

2819

1981

2691

1986

2671

1991

2750

1996

2851

2001

2967

2006

2972

2011

2976

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1908

Sveinn Thorvaldson (1872-1950)

1909

Stefan Sigurdsson (1864-1917)

1910-1914

Sveinn Thorvaldson (1872-1950)

1915-1919

Jon Sigurdson

1920

Robert James Wood (1886-1954)

1921

Jon Sigurdson

1922-1926

Sveinn Thorvaldson (1872-1950)

1927-1928

Bjorn I. Sigvaldason

1929-1930

Sveinn Thorvaldson (1872-1950)

1931-1932

Bjorn I. Sigvaldason

1933-1939

Bjarnthor J. Lifman

1940-1949

Snaebjorn S. Johnson

1950-1978

Sigurdur G. Wopnford

1979-1980

?

1980-1986

Gunnar Eythor Helgason (1922-2007)

1987-1995

David Gislason

1996

Lorne Floyd

1997-2014

Harold J. Foster

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Bifrost (2001)
Source:
Manitoba Land Initiative

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 December 2014

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