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Deloraine, Manitoba

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Deloraine is an unincorporated urban community in the Municipality of Deloraine – Winchester within the Canadian province of Manitoba that held town status prior to January 1, 2015 It is situated near the Turtle Mountains in the southwestern corner of the province Located in the Westman Region, the community is 100 kilometres south of Brandon Deloraine originally incorporated as a village in 1904 and then as a town in 1907 Its town status was relinquished in 2015 when it amalgamated with the Rural Municipality of Winchester

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Tourism
    • 21 Attractions
  • 3 Climate
  • 4 Notable people
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

History

Deloraine originally incorporated as a village on March 1, 1904 It then incorporated as a town on May 1, 1907 As part of Manitoba's municipal amalgamation initiative, the Town of Deloraine amalgamated with the Rural Municipality of Winchester on January 1, 2015 to become the Municipality of Deloraine – Winchester

  • Artifacts from the Paleo Indians, dating back over 10,000 years ago, have been found in the Deloraine area
  • Several fur trading companies built forts and trading posts in the area and on the nearby Souris River

Tourism

Tourism is a big part of Deloraine's economy The tourist booth, located in the downtown area, is the starting point for many interesting outings and family journeys Lakes in the local area offer recreational activities and fun for the whole family The beauty of the surrounding countryside provides endless opportunity for country picnics and hiking in the summer, or cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter Fishing and hunting are also popular in season

Attractions

  • One of only two stone bank vaults still in existence in western Canada
  • Only commercial coal mine in Manitoba's history Now abandoned, it was used from the 1890 until the Great Depression
  • A 1/2-mile harness race track hosts racing during the summer
  • Nygard Park home to Flags of the World Millennium project
Nygard Park at Deloraine Manitoba, named in honor of the Nygard family who emigrated to this area

Climate

Climate data for Deloraine
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C °F 78
46
165
617
217
711
35
95
411
106
375
995
406
1051
385
1013
383
1009
32
90
211
70
161
61
411
106
Average high °C °F −97
145
−67
199
06
331
112
522
193
667
235
743
261
79
254
777
186
655
115
527
03
325
−79
178
93
487
Daily mean °C °F −155
41
−122
10
−47
235
49
408
126
547
171
628
195
671
185
653
122
54
54
417
−45
239
−132
82
33
379
Average low °C °F −213
−63
−176
03
−99
142
−13
297
58
424
106
511
128
55
116
529
57
423
−09
304
−92
154
−185
−13
−27
271
Record low °C °F −433
−459
−461
−51
−394
−389
−311
−24
−10
14
−33
261
−11
30
−3
27
−78
18
−21
−6
−333
−279
−415
−427
−461
−51
Average precipitation mm inches 196
0772
143
0563
244
0961
338
1331
499
1965
853
3358
674
2654
585
2303
512
2016
339
1335
206
0811
193
076
4781
18823
Source: Environment Canada

Notable people

  • Birthplace of the Honourable Justice Ronald D Bell
  • Once home to fashion designer Peter Nygård
  • Birthplace of former Canadian diplomat and ambassador to Yugoslavia, Albania and Bulgaria James Bissett
  • Birthplace of tenor William Morton

References

  1. ^ "Manitoba Municipalities: Deloraine" Manitoba Historical Society December 24, 2015 Retrieved September 25, 2016 
  2. ^ "Trade Sales" Hardware 21 Feb 1890 Retrieved 19 April 2013 
  3. ^ Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000—Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 13 April 2011

External links

  • Former Town of Deloraine
  • Town of Deloraine Community Profile
  • Map of Deloraine at Statcan


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