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Manitoba Communities: St. James (Unincorporated City)

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This municipality was named for the Parish of St. James.

Present Status

City of Winnipeg (1 January 1972)

Incorporation History

Part of Rural Municipality of Assiniboia (1886)
Divided into Rural Municipality of Assiniboia, Rural Municipality of St. James (1921), Rural Municipality of Brooklands (1922)
City of St. James (1956)
Absorbed Brooklands (1967)
Merger of St. James and Assiniboia as City of St. James-Assiniboia (1969)

Land Area (square km)

?

Population

Year

Total

1901

257

1911

5335

1921

11745

1931

14260

1941

13892

1951

19561

1956

26502

1961

33977

1966

35685

1971

71431

Mayors and Reeves

Term

Reeve

1921

Joseph William Godkin

1922-1923

John George Smith (1873-1947)

1924

Alexander “Alex” Christie (1878-1947)

1925-1929

Joseph Henry Cotter (1872-1937)

1930-1932

Alexander “Alex” Christie (1878-1947)

1933-1937

Ronald Henry Hooper (1885-1969)

1938-1945

David Alexander Best (1880-1949)

1946-1953

Reginald Frederick Wightman (1899-1981)

1954-1961

Thomas Burns Findlay (1902-1972)

1960-1969

Alfred William “Bill” Hanks (1894-1985)

1969

Merged with Assiniboia into St. James-Assiniboia

1970-1971

Alfred William “Bill” Hanks (1894-1985)

1972

Merged into Winnipeg

Police Chiefs

Term

Police Chief

?-?

?

Fire Chiefs

Term

Fire Chief

1930

George McConnell

Sources:

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

“Identity won’t be lost in St. James-Assiniboia,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1971, page 19.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Jill Paskewitz for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 May 2019

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