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Manitoba Communities: Blanshard (Unincorporated Rural Municipality)

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The municipality was named after Blanshard Township in Ontario where its first Secretary-Treasurer, William Miller, had worked before coming to Manitoba.

Present Status

Rural Municipality of Oakview (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Blanshard (22 December 1883)
Amalgamated with Rapid City and Saskatchewan (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Daly, Hamiota, Saskatchewan, Strathclair

Constituent Communities

Brumlie, Cardale, Norman, Oak River

Land Area (square km)

578.98

Population

Year

Total

1891

527

1901

1024

1911

1481

1921

1648

1931

1867

1941

1622

1951

1423

1956

1448

1961

1420

1966

1290

1971

1068

1976

924

1981

776

1986

714

1991

643

1996

655

2001

686

2006

586

2011

526

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1884-1888

Charles C. McCollum

1889-1890

James J. Elliott

1891-1895

William Hedley

1896-1898

James H. Fortune

1899-1900

C. T. Brereton

1901-1910

Robert C. Cochran (1868-?)

1911-1913

John Cardale (1860-1937)

1914-1921

Edward Henry

1922-1931

William Braid

1932-1943

Charles O. Hyndman

1944-1945

A. J. Gourley

1946-1953

R. T. Stewart

1954-1971

James C. Scott (?-?)

1972-1982

Frank A. McPhaden

1982-1983

Douglas H. “Doug” Gill (?-c2012)

1983-1992

W. Harvey English

1993-1995

Russell McKague

1996-1998

W. Harvey English

1999-?

Richard Heapy

?-2014

Brent Fortune

2015-?

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Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Blanshard.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Blanshard.

Photos & Maps

Blanshard centennial plaque on Municipal Office, Oak River (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Sources

History of Blanshard Municipality, 1884-1959, 1959, Manitoba Legislative Library F5648.B63 v. 1.

History of Blanshard Municipality, Volume III, Blanshard Centennial History Committee, 1984, Manitoba Legislative Library F5648.B63 v. 3.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 March 2017

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