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Manitoba Municipalities: Alonsa

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This municipality along the west shore of Lake Manitoba is named for surveyor Alonsa Phillips, who is said to have surveyed the site for the village of Alonsa after the Canadian National Railway line arrived in this area in 1922.

Present Status

Rural Municipality of Alonsa (1 January 1997)

Incorporation History

Local Government District of Alonsa (1 January 1945)

Adjoining Municipalities

Glenella, Lakeview, Lawrence, McCreary, Ste. Rose

Constituent Communities

Alonsa, Amaranth, Bacon Ridge, Bluff Creek, Cayer, Eddystone, Harcus, Kinosota, Lonely Lake, Moore Dale, Portia, Reedy Creek, Reykajavik, Shergrove, Silver Ridge

Land Area (square km)

2977.50

Population

Year

Total

1951

3442

1956

3611

1961

3493

1966

3592

1971

3394

1976

2476

1981

2315

1986

2330

1991

1952

1996

1769

2001

1641

2006

1446

2011

1270

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1960-1975

Max Hryciuk [Administrator]

1976-1977

Walter Protrebka

1978-1981

John Thompson

1982-1989

Bjarni Sigurdson

1990-2001

Stan Asham

2002-2005

Craig Marr

2006-?

Stan Asham

Memorable Manitobans

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History Books

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Maps

Sources

“Manitoba’s place names,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 February 1947, page 3.

Rainbow's End: Kinosota - Alonsa District, Alonsa Book Committee, 1985, Manitoba Legislative Library F5648.A46.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 December 2014

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