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Rural Municipality of Springfield

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The RM of Springfield was incorporated in 1880 as a result of changes made to the RM of Springfield and Sunnyside 1873–1880 The municipality received its name due to the presence of multiple natural springs found within its borders Springfield stretches from urban industrial development on the eastern boundary of the City of Winnipeg, through urban, rural residential, agricultural and natural landscapes, to the Agassiz Provincial Forest on the municipality's eastern boundary Birds Hill Provincial Park nestles into the northwestern corner of Springfield While farming is still important in the municipality, today many residents are employed in nearby Winnipeg In the 2011 census the population was 14,069, up 83% from 2006

The Springfield provincial election district includes all of the municipality and parts of adjacent East St Paul From 1914 through 1966 a Federal riding was also called "Springfield" with varying boundaries not always coterminous with the municipality

Contents

  • 1 Historic sites
  • 2 Centres in Springfield
  • 3 Governance
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links
  • 6 Further reading

Historic sites

The RM of Springfield contains many sites of historical and cultural significance such as the Sunnyside cemetery, the Springfield Hutterite colony, North Springfield school, Springfield Agricultural Society and others In 1996, the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Cooks Creek was designated a National Historic Site of Canada

Centres in Springfield

Oakbank is the administrative centre of Springfield where the municipal council meets Other communities include Dugald, Anola, Cooks Creek, Hazelridge and Glass

Governance

As of 2015, the municipality was governed by a reeve and 5 ward councillors The government has come under some scrutiny for having the highest compensation to mayor and council $242,974 total for 2015 relative to all other municipalities in the Winnipeg capital region

References

  • Rural Municipality of Springfield
  • Community Profile: Springfield Rural Municipality, Manitoba; Statistics Canada
  1. ^ "Manitoba Municipalities: Springfield" Manitoba Historical Society Manitoba Historical Society Retrieved 17 October 2015 
  2. ^ "Manitoba Municipalities: Springfield" Manitoba Historical Society Manitoba Historical Society Retrieved 17 October 2015 
  3. ^ Statistics Canada Web site information for 2011 census
  4. ^ http://wwwparlgcca/About/Parliament/FederalRidingsHistory/hferaspInclude=Y&rid=697&Search=Det&Language=E Federal Riding History retrieved 2011 Sept 23
  5. ^ "Search results for "Springfield"" Manitoba Historical Society Manitoba Historical Society Retrieved 17 October 2015 
  6. ^ Bill Redekop 17 February 2015 "Salaries for municipal leaders in the capital region vary widely – Winnipeg Free Press" Winnipegfreepresscom Retrieved October 29, 2015 

External links

  • Map of Springfield RM at Statcan

Further reading

  • Aileen Kraushar et al, Springfield 1st Rural Municipality in Manitoba 1873-1973, Dugald Women's Institute, Dugald Manitoba Canada 1974, ISBN 0-919212-40-9

Coordinates: 49°55′45″N 96°41′38″W / 4992917°N 9669389°W / 4992917; -9669389

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