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Manitoba Communities: Sifton (Rural Municipality)

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This municipality was named for John Wright Sifton.

Present Status

Rural Municipality of Sifton (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Sifton (22 December 1883)
Amalgamation of Oak Lake and Sifton (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Grassland, Pipestone, Souris-Glenwood, Two Borders, Wallace-Woodworth, Whitehead

Constituent Communities

Algar, Belleview, Deleau, Findlay, Griswold, Oak Lake

Land Area (square km)

768.42

Population

Year

Total

1891

1504

1896

1251

1901

2025

1911

1632

1921

1569

1931

1561

1941

1445

1951

1224

1956

1136

1961

1054

1966

1082

1971

999

1976

917

1981

820

1986

842

1991

769

1996

759

2001

766

2006

796

2011

1172

2016

1256

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1884

Edward Dickson (1854-1903)

1885-1887

?

1888-1893

Robert Sutherland (1830-1907)

1894

?

1895-1904

Archibald Dickson Chisholm (1857-1930)

1905-1908

John Duncan

1909-1912

Alfred Edward Hill (1859-1953)

1913-1920

William Robson (1864-1941)

1921

George Gordon

1922-1930

Mervyn H. Ray (1867-1949)

1931

William Robson (1864-1941)

1932-1943

Mervyn H. Ray (1867-1949)

1944-1949

W. A. Canning

1950-1951

H. W. Hatch

1952-1955

Frederick William Sutherland (1886-1956)

1956-1959

H. W. Hatch

1960-1971

Matthew Robinson Sutherland (1893-1971)

1972-1974

G. W. Howat

1975-1977

Chris Bothe

1978-1986

Garfield Jasper (?-2014)

1987-1998

Clare Couling

1999-2001

George Torrance

2002-2010

George Harrison

2011-2017

Richard Joseph “Rick” Plaisier (1948-2017)

2017-?

?

Memorable Manitobans

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History Books

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Maps

Sources

“Cities, towns and villages,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 October 1959, page 6.

“Many Municipal Reeves returned by acclamation,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 October 1963, page 29.

“Few contests for Reeve in Rural Municipalities,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 October 1967, page 14.

“Reeves re-elected in 10 municipalities,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 October 1971, page 39.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 October 2017

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