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St. Vital

Manitoba Communities: St. Vital (Unincorporated City)

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This municipality was named for Roman Catholic Bishop Vital Grandin.

Present Status

City of Winnipeg (1 January 1972)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of St. Boniface (1880)
Renamed as Rural Municipality of St. Vital (1903)
City of St. Vital (?)
Amalgamation of Assiniboia, Brooklands, Charleswood, East Kildonan, Fort Garry, North Kildonan, Old Kildonan, St. Boniface, St. James, St. Vital, Transcona, Tuxedo, West Kildonan, and Winnipeg (1 January 1972)

Land Area (square km)

?

Population

Year

Total

1901

585

1911

1540

1921

3771

1931

10402

1941

11993

1951

18637

1956

23672

1961

27269

1966

29528

1971

32963

Reeves and Mayors

Term

Reeve

1882-1888

Victor Magar (1849-1930)

1888-1891

Simon Trudeau

1891

Joseph Riel (1858-1921)

1892

Pierre Dumas

1893-1894

Joseph Riel (1858-1921)

1895-1903

Victor Magar (1849-1930)

1898-1904

Alternately: Victor Magar & Pierre Dumas [??]

1904-1910

Pierre Dumas

1911-1912

Victor Magar (1849-1930)

1913-1917

Richard Wilson

1918-1920

Alexander Tod

1921-1922

James Barton

1923-1924

John Cowan Kelly (c1875-1960)

1924

Herbert C. Seagram (Acting)

1924

F. W. Hack (Acting)

1925-1927

Herbert C. Seagram

1928-1930

Leoni St. Clairze “Leo” Warde (1888-1971)

1931-1932

H. G. Wyatt

1933-1937

George Elsey

1938-1941

Austin Lloyd Clark (1896-1945)

1942-1945

James Davis Van Iderstine (1896-1980)

1946-1949

A. H. Leech

1950-1951

Elswood Fredrick Bole (1910-1987)

1952-1959

Henry Southwood “Harry” Paul (1890-1969)

1960-1961

Fred Brown

1962-1966

Harry Collins

1967-1970

Jackson Alexander “Jack” Hardy (1924-2006)

1970-1971

Arthur Alvin Winslow (1905-1987)

1972

Merged into Winnipeg

Police Chiefs

Term

Police Chief

?-?

?

Fire Chiefs

Term

Fire Chief

1930

M. Barr

Sources:

“Seagrim will run for Reeve of St. Vital,” Manitoba Free Press, 28 March 1924, page 2.

“Seagrim elected Reeve of S. Vital by big majority,” Manitoba Free Press, 23 April 1924, page 10.

“Fire prevention week will open on Oct. 5,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 September 1930, page 9.

Manitoba Gazette, 1887-1959. Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Riel’s brother was St. Vital Mayor,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 June 1962, page 7.

“Louis Riel’s home stands in St. Vital,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1971, page 19.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 September 2017

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