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Rural Municipality of St. Andrews

rural municipality of st. andrews
St Andrews is a rural municipality in Manitoba, Canada It lies West Red River and the Southern border is approximately 8 kilometers North of Winnipeg St Andrews contains the communities of Clandeboye, Petersfield as well as half of Lockport the portion west of the Red River It is part of Manitoba census division 13 The city of Selkirk, the town of Winnipeg Beach, and the village of Dunnottar are also located within St Andrews, however they are independently governed The name St Andrews was derived from the Anglican parish of St Andrews, which existed for several decades prior to the formation of the municipality in February 1880 In addition to the St Andrews church, the municipality contains many historical and significant buildings and establishments include the St Andrews Rectory, Captain Kennedy House, Lower Fort Garry, St Andrews Locks and Dam, Little Britain United Church and Cemetery, Twin Oaks, and St John's Cathedral Boys' School in Breezy Point These and several others have been officially recognized as national, provincial, or municipal historic sites Other noteworthy establishments include the St Andrews airport, St Andrews school, the municipal office, Larter's golf course, and Oak Hammock Marsh a nature preserve which lies partly in St Andrews

Notable people born in St Andrews include Darren Helm, a professional ice hockey player for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League

Year Pop ±%
1981 7,990 —    
1986 8,755 +96%
1996 10,144 +159%
2001 10,695 +54%
2006 11,359 +62%
2011 11,875 +45%

Contents

  • 1 Governance
  • 2 History
  • 3 Gallery
  • 4 Neighbouring communities
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Governance

St Andrews is a municipal government, led by a mayor and 7 councillors Since 2012, the mayor of St Andrews has come under some scrutiny for being the highest-paid mayor of the Winnipeg capital region The municipal office for St Andrews is located in Clandeboye

History

Since the Red River was an important means of transportation in the early settlement and parish, much of St Andrews' history can be seen along River Road The parish of St Andrews was situated between two major fur trading centers of the Hudson's Bay Company, Lower Fort Garry near present-day Selkirk and Upper Fort Garry located in present-day Winnipeg

St Andrews Anglican Church is one of the most well known historical sites Built in 1849, it served a centre of Anglican missionary activity in Rupert's Land It is the oldest surviving stone church in Western Canada and was designated a national historic site in 1970 Its distinctive steeple and Gothic Revival architecture make it instantly recognizable and the building is used as symbol for both the community as well as the nearby St Andrews elementary school

Captain William Kennedy House is located along the Red River about 200 meters north of the St Andrews church Built in 1866 by Captain William Kennedy 1814–1890 it is now used as a museum and tea house Its nearby flower garden is well known among locals and is commonly used for wedding photos It was officially recognized as a provincial heritage site in 1984

Twin Oaks and Miss Davis' School Residence was a girls school and boarding house built in the 1850s by the Red River Settlement and the Hudson's Bay Company It became a National Historic site in 1962

Gallery

Neighbouring communities

References

  1. ^ "Manitoba Municipalities: St Andrews" The Manitoba Historical Society Retrieved 19 October 2015 
  2. ^ Bill Redekop 17 February 2015 "Salaries for municipal leaders in the capital region vary widely - Winnipeg Free Press" Winnipegfreepresscom Retrieved October 29, 2015 
  3. ^ "Captain William Kennedy House" The Canadian Register of Historic Places Retrieved 9 June 2016 
  4. ^ "Miss Davis' School Residence / Twin Oaks National Historic Site of Canada" The Canadian Register of Historic Places Retrieved 9 June 2016 
  • Rural Municipality of St Andrews, Manitoba website
  • Manitoba Historical Society - Rural Municipality of St Andrews
  • Map of St Andrews RM at Statcan

External links

  • Media related to Rural Municipality of St Andrews at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°16′12″N 96°58′29″W / 5027000°N 9697472°W / 5027000; -9697472

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