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Manitoba Communities: Niverville (Town)

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Niverville’s English and Scottish pioneers arrived here during the early 1870s. From 1874 to 1878, as part of the Mennonite East Reserve, it served as an entrance point for some 3,000 Mennonite settlers who came to southeastern Manitoba. In 1877, the Canadian Pacific Railway chose to name this sparsely populated area after Chevalier Boucher de Niverville, an officer of the company of Legardeur de St. Pierre, who succeeded La Verendrye in charge of western posts. In 1878, a plan for the town was registered by William Hespeler on 30 acres in the northwest quarter of 30-7-4E. The next year, Hespeler constructed the community’s first hotel and the first grain elevator in western Canada. The first post office opened in May 1879 and a school followed in 1884. Presbyterian church services commenced in 1885.

Present Status

Town of Niverville (1 January 1993)

Incorporation History

Village of Niverville (1 January 1969)

Adjoining Municipalities

Hanover, Ritchot

Land Area (square km)

8.69

Population

Year

Total

1971

938

1976

1251

1981

1329

1986

1452

1991

1514

1996

1731

2001

1921

2006

2464

2011

3540

2016

4610

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1969-1978

William Kuzenko

1979-1980

?

1980-1995

Gilbert Lawrence Wiebe (c1946-2010)

1995-2001

Clarence Braun

2002-2006

Gordon Daman

2006-?

Greg Fehr

?-?

Myron Dyck

Memorable Manitobans

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Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 April 2017

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