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Manitoba Communities: Strathclair (Unincorporated Rural Municipality)

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This municipality was named for the village of Strathclair within it, which was allegedly named by land surveyor Duncan Sinclair, who surveyed much of the surrounding land in 1875.

Present Status

Rural Municipality of Yellowhead (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Strathclair (22 December 1883)
Amalgamated with Shoal Lake (1 January 2011)
Amalgamated with Shoal Lake (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Blanshard, Hamiota, Harrison, Park, Saskatchewan, Shoal Lake

Constituent Communities

Elphinstone, Glenforsa, Glossap, Ipswich, Menzie, Strathclair

Land Area (square km)

539.96

Population

Year

Total

1891

737

1901

1083

1911

1549

1921

2325

1931

2313

1941

2338

1951

2211

1956

2082

1961

2012

1966

1825

1971

1569

1976

1380

1981

1224

1986

1216

1991

1055

1996

1026

2001

892

2006

840

2011

744

Reeves

Term

Reeve

1884-1887

?

1888-1889

Donald McKerchar

1890

Charles Geikie

1891

W. L. McInnes

1892-1894

William McKay

1895-1898

Robert Morton

1899-1905

Robert Dalgarno (1859-1933)

1906-1911

C. S. Stevenson

1912

J. Underhill

1913-1914

Archibald McIntyre

1915-1916

?

1917-1923

Malcolm McLean

1924-1926

Archibald McIntyre

1927-1928

H. T. Morton

1929-1935

Robert J. Black

1936-1937

Archibald McIntyre

1938-1945

Albin Tragard

1946-1951

H. T. Morton

1952-1983

Kenneth David Rapley (1911-2002)

1983-2006

Arnold A. Pirie (c1941-2007)

2007

Dianne Mistal

2008-2014

Ken Wozney

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Strathclair.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Strathclair.

Maps

Sources

“Duncan Sinclair’s death,” Manitoba Free Press, 5 March 1892, page 1.

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 May 2017

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