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Manitoba Municipalities: Brenda

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This municipality was named by Major A. Cates of Napinka after his daughter. Cates took an active role in the incorporation of the municipality when rearrangement of the old RM of Medora became necessary. The original Rural Municipality of Brenda was combined into a new, larger RM of Winchester between 1883 and 1890.

Present Status

Amalgamated with Waskada (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Brenda (22 December 1883)
Municipality of Brenda-Waskada (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Albert, Arthur, Cameron, Winchester

Constituent Communities

Goodlands, Leighton, Medora, Napinka, Waskada

Land Area (square km)

766.00

Population

Year

Total

1891

716

1901

1754

1911

2270

1921

2088

1931

2292

1941

2007

1951

1590

1956

1501

1961

1409

1966

1280

1971

1095

1976

976

1981

852

1986

906

1991

801

1996

726

2001

616

2006

549

2011

469

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1888-1889

John Salisbury

1890

Adoniram Cates (1842-1905)

1891-1900

?

1901-1902

William Somerville

1903-1905

C. Samway

1906-1909

Alexander Innes

1910

D. G. McLeod

1911-1912

T. M. Kennedy

1913-1917

James R. Gervin

1918-1925

Peter Spence

1926-1927

Maurice E. Hartry

1928

Peter Spence

1929-1931

Maurice E. Hartry

1932-1935

Peter Spence

1936-1945

Maurice E. Hartry

1946-1949

H. J. Wallace

1950-1953

H. H. Barnes

1954-1973

H. J. Wallace

1973-1980

Lloyd Emerson Cassan (1912-1996)

1980-1986

William George “Bill” Brigden (1929-2008)

1987-1995

Henry Voth

1996-2001

John Dickinson

2002-2014

Duncan Stewart

Memorable Manitobans

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Brenda (2001)
Source:
Manitoba Land Initiative

Sources

Goodlands: West of the Turtle Mountain, 1670-1970. Goodlands United Church, 1970. Manitoba Legislative Library, F5649.G543.

Bridging Brenda: The History of Brenda Municipality and Area by Brenda History Committee, 1990.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 December 2014

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