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Manitoba Communities: Selkirk (City)

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This municipality was named for Lord Selkirk, whose land settlement plans in the early 1800s brought the people who settled in this region.

Present Status

City of Selkirk (26 June 1998)

Incorporation History

Town of Selkirk (15 June 1882)
City of Selkirk (26 June 1998)

Adjoining Municipalities

St. Andrews | St. Clements

Land Area (square km)

24.86

Population

Year

Total

1891

1300

1901

2455

1906

2701

1911

2977

1916

3399

1921

3726

1926

4201

1931

4486

1936

4566

1941

4915

1946

5408

1951

6218

1956

7413

1961

8576

1966

9157

1971

9331

1976

9862

1981

10037

1986

10013

1991

9815

1996

9881

2001

9752

2006

9515

2011

9834

2016

10278

2021

10504

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1882-1885

James Colcleugh (1841-1918)

1885-1886

Frederick William Colcleugh (1845-1907)

1886-1888

Thomas Sinclair

1888-1892

Frederick William Colcleugh (1845-1907)

1892-1895

James G. Dagg (1860-1929)

1895-1896

Orton Irwin Grain (1863-1930)

1896-1901

Frederick William Colcleugh (1845-1907)

1901-1902

Lynds Smith Vaughan (1848-1937)

1902-1906

J. K. McKenzie

1906-1910

Joseph W. Simpson

1910-1914

Daniel Gordon Ross (1867-1951)

1914-1915

Frank W. Hooker (1860-1935)

1915-1916

Daniel Gordon Ross (1867-?)

1916-1919

Francis Alexander “Frank” Gemmel (1873-1929)

1919-1921

Frank William Hooker (1860-1935)

1921-1922

Walter Henry Gabriel Gibbs (1872-1952)

1922-1925

Peter James Smith (1863-?)

1925-1927

Walter Henry Gabriel Gibbs (1872-1952)

1927-1928

Fred James Manning (1885-1966)

1928-1930

A. D. Ferguson

1930-1932

J. J. Bell

1932-1935

Frederick Schofield

1935-1937

Robert Smith (c1879-1944)

1937-1947

William Berrisford

1947-1950

William E. Gordon

1950-1957

Stefan “Steve” Oliver (1904-1984)

1957-1965

Ben Massey

1965-1967

Frank Malis

1967-1970

A. Montgomery

1970-1971

A. Cooper

1971-1972

?

1972-1974

Frank Malis

1974-1978

Lloyd Wersch

1978-1980

Charles Albert “Charlie” Balcaen (c1932-2010)

1980-1983

Bill Shead

1983-2001

Robert Stefan “Bud” Oliver

2001-2010

David Kristinn Bell (1959-2014)

2010-?

Larry Johannson

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Selkirk.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Selkirk.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 October 2022

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