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Village of RivertonManitoba Communities: Riverton (Unincorporated Village, Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton)

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Known originally as Lundi, and later renamed Icelandic River for the river that bisects the community, this municipality was named Riverton in 1914.

Present Status

Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Village of Riverton (31 December 1951)
Amalgamation of Bifrost and Riverton (1 January 2015)

Land Area (square km)

1.11

Population

Year

Total

1951

786

1956

795

1961

808

1966

817

1971

797

1976

685

1981

657

1986

635

1991

584

1996

566

2001

594

2006

537

2011

538

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1952-1965

Sigurdur Victor Sigurdson (1895-1970)

1966-1977

Beatrice M. Olafson

1978-1989

Victor J. Sigurdson

1989-1990

Clif Evans

1991-1992

Victor J. Sigurdson

1993-2014

Colin Bjarnason

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Riverton.

Maps

Sources

“After fourth election Village of Riverton fills all council seats,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 December 1990, page 3.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

We thank Clif Evans for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 August 2017

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