Rural Municipality of North Cypressrural municipality of north cypress
The Rural Municipality of North Cypress is a former rural municipality RM in the Canadian province of Manitoba It was originally incorporated as a rural municipality on January 1, 1883 It ceased on January 1, 2015 as a result of its provincially mandated amalgamation with the RM of Langford to form the Municipality of North Cypress – Langford
As of 2011, the population of the former RM of North Cypress is 1,860
- 1 Overview
- 11 Communities
- 2 Economy
- 3 Services
- 4 Wildlife
- 5 Military
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
The former RM of North Cypress is located in the Westman region of the province between Brandon and Portage la Prairie It surrounds the independently governed Town of Carberry and includes the unincorporated communities of Brookdale, Wellwood and Edrans Also located in the former RM of North Cypress are the Acadia, Fairway and Riverbend Hutterite colonies The former RM has connections to the Trans Canada Highway which runs directly through North Cypress, as well as Highway 5 and PR 351
- Pleasant Point
The former RM's economy benefits from its location along the Trans Canada Highway as well as access to both the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National rail lines, close proximity to Brandon and direct route to Winnipeg The former RM is set upon rich sandy soil, and is widely known for potatoes which are grown by local farming operations The former RM is also known for forests of spruce, poplar and aspen oak trees, and the Carberry sandhills It is also home to several major employers including McCain Foods and ADM Agri Industries The Manitoba Crop Diversification Centre MCDC is also located in the former RM of North Cypress
Emergency services are provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Carberry/North Cypress Fire Department, and the Carberry & District Health Centre
Schools are overseen by the Beautiful Plains School Division, and include RJ Waugh Elementary School and Carberry Collegiate Institute in Carberry, Brookdale Elementary School in Brookdale, and several small Hutterite colony schools located on the Acadia, Fairway and Riverbend Hutterite colonies
The area is home to many species of wildlife including some protected and endangered species White-tailed deer, moose, elk, great horned owl, snowy owl, gray wolf, canadian lynx, peregrine falcon, coyote and the rare skink are a few of the animal species that are found within the former RM Although not common, American black bears, bobcats and pumas are also routinely spotted in the area
Because of the unique ecosystem and large forests, there are several large parcels of crown land and protected land areas within the former RM of North Cypress, including a large part of the Spruce Woods Provincial Forest, and a small part of Spruce Woods Provincial Park
The former RM was home to two major Canadian Forces installations, Camp Hughes and RCAF Station Carberry
- Camp Hughes
- RCAF Station Carberry
- ^ "Manitoba's Municipal History: Rural Municipalities and Local Government Districts" The Manitoba Historical Society September 21, 2014 Retrieved January 2, 2015
- ^ "Manitoba's Municipal History: Municipal Amalgamations 2015" The Manitoba Historical Society December 1, 2014 Retrieved January 2, 2015
- ^ "Census Profile - Census Subdivision" 2statcangcca 2012-02-01 Retrieved 2012-03-27
- Statistics Canada North Cypress Profile
- RM of North Cypress
- Map of North Cypress RM at Statcan
- Online Version of Local History Book: Quest in Roots
Coordinates: 49°54′33″N 99°22′41″W / 4990917°N 9937806°W / 4990917; -9937806
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