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Manitoba Communities: Siglunes (Unincorporated Rural Municipality)

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This municipality was named for an Icelandic word meaning “point to sail around.”

Present Status

Municipality of West Interlake (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Siglunes (1 April 1919)
Amalgamation of Eriksdale and Siglunes (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Alonsa, Eriksdale, Grahamdale

Constituent Communities

Ashern, Oakview, Vogar

Land Area (square km)

837.42

Population

Year

Total

1901

280

1911

753

1921

1527

1931

1298

1941

1512

1951

1894

1956

1791

1961

1619

1966

1623

1971

1580

1976

1626

1981

1596

1986

1540

1991

1560

1996

1585

2001

1513

2006

1480

2011

1360

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1919

Sigurdur Sigfusson

1920-1922

Reginald Jeremiah Perry (1882-1958)

1923-1926

J. W. Allan

1927-1941

Reginald Jeremiah Perry (1882-1958)

1942-1949

O. S. Eiriksson

1950-1961

Bjorn Thorlaksson Jonasson (1884-1966)

1962-1965

H. K. Plohman

1966-1970

Joseph Leo “Joe” Schwartz (1925-1993)

1971-1975

Arthur Rudolph Hoffman (1919-1980)

1976-1978

Joseph Leo “Joe” Schwartz (1925-1993)

1979-1980

?

1981-1995

Lorne Park

1996-1998

Michael Leitold

1999-?

Lorne Park

?-2014

Barry Zacharias

2015

See West Interlake

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Siglunes.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Siglunes.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

Taming a Wilderness - A History of Ashern and District by the Ashern Historical Society, 1976.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 May 2017

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