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Manitoba Municipalities: Flin Flon

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This municipality is named for the character of Flintabbatey Flonatin in the 1914 novel The Sunless City by E. Preston Muddock. A copy of the book was discovered by a group of prospectors. They later found a conical hole in this vicinity that proved to contain a large amount of gold, reminiscent of a gold-studded hole through which Flonatin escaped from an underground lake. Recalling the novel, prospector Tom Creighton suggested they name the place Flin Flon.

Present Status

City of Flin Flon (26 June 1970)

Incorporation History

Municipal District of Flin Flon (15 August 1933)
Town of Flin Flon (13 April 1946)

Adjoining Municipalities

None

Land Area (square km)

13.88

Population

Year

Total

1951

9899

1956

10234

1961

10546

1966

9674

1971

8873

1976

8152

1981

7894

1986

7243

1991

7119

1996

6572

2001

6000

2006

5594

2011

5363

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1933-1934

Ernest Edward Foster (1882-1955)

1935-1936

George Baskerville Mainwaring (1893-1969)

1937-1938

George Wellington Evans (1904-1983)

1939-1940

Peter McSheffrey (?-?)

1941-1943

Orson F. Wright (1903-1973)

1944-1952

Cyril Steventon (1900-1967)

1953-1956

Jack Freedman

1957-1960

Frank Dembinsky

1961-1962

J. Freedman

1963-1964

J. R. Conner

1965-1970

J. Freedman

1971-1974

Dr. Edward Yauck

1975-1977

Francis Lawrence “Bud” Jobin (1914-1995)

1978

Howard K. Abrahamson

1979-1980

?

1981-1986

Nazir Ahmad

1987

P. Bruce Keddie

1987-1992

Gordon Mitchell (c1923-2007)

1993-1998

Graham Craig

1999-2005

Dennis Ballard

2006

?

2007-?

Tom Therien

?-2014

George Fontaine

2015-?

Cal Huntley

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Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2015

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