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Souris, Manitoba

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Souris is an unincorporated urban community in the Municipality of Souris – Glenwood within the Canadian province of Manitoba that held town status prior to January 1, 2015 2016 population: 1,876 It is located within the municipality along the Souris River, from which it takes its name The community is home to Canada's longest historic cable-stayed footbridge 177 m, known as the Swinging Bridge, which spans the Souris River that divides the community The Swinging Bridge was built in 1904 as a means of transportation over the Souris River Residents of Souris are referred to as Sourisites Souris is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Glenwood The community was home to Alice Masak French, an Inuvialuit author from Baille Island in the Northwest Territories

Contents

  • 1 Demography
  • 2 Climate
  • 3 Attractions
  • 4 Sports
  • 5 Business
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Demography

Year Pop ±%
1901 839 —    
1911 1,854 +1210%
1921 1,710 −78%
1931 1,661 −29%
1941 1,346 −190%
1951 1,584 +177%
1961 1,841 +162%
1996 1,613 −124%
2001 1,683 +43%
2006 1,772 +53%
2011 1,716 −32%
2016 1,876 +93%

Climate

Climate data for Souris
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C °F 8
46
16
61
175
635
30
86
345
941
36
97
35
95
38
100
36
97
315
887
20
68
9
48
38
100
Average high °C °F −102
136
−67
199
01
322
108
514
188
658
23
73
253
775
255
779
188
658
11
52
−14
295
−87
163
89
48
Daily mean °C °F −16
3
−125
95
−53
225
43
397
115
527
163
613
184
651
18
64
117
531
45
401
−62
208
−142
64
25
365
Average low °C °F −217
−71
−182
−08
−107
127
−24
277
41
394
96
493
116
529
103
505
45
401
−21
282
−11
12
−196
−33
−38
252
Record low °C °F −45
−49
−425
−445
−36
−33
−225
−85
−85
167
−3
27
0
32
−35
257
−8
18
−25
−13
−34
−29
−43
−45
−45
−49
Average precipitation mm inches 235
0925
192
0756
274
1079
285
1122
616
2425
871
3429
778
3063
572
2252
448
1764
383
1508
277
1091
231
0909
5162
20323
Source: Environment Canada

Attractions

The Souris Swinging Bridge was destroyed in the 1976 flood and again in the flood of 2011 A new, higher, swinging bridge opened during the summer of 2013 A new swimming pool was constructed in 2010 and is located in Victoria Park, along with numerous walking trails and a bird sanctuary known for its flock of peacocks The Rock Shop sells many rocks and all of different sizes and varieties There is a bird sanctuary in Victoria Park adjacent to the bowl There is a beautiful campground in Victoria Park that is usually booked to capacity

Bridge over the Souris River at Souris, Manitoba It spans 184 metres and has a weight capacity of 925 white-tailed deer This bridge was built in 2013 to replace the bridge that was demolished in 2011 due to flooding The first suspension bridge at Souris was erected in 1904

Sports

Souris is home to the Southwest Cougars, an ice hockey team which plays in the Manitoba Midget 'AAA' Hockey League It is also home of the Souris SW Sabres, which is part of the school program It includes; hockey, basketball, volleyball, football and rugby

Another local hockey team is the Souris Elks, which is a senior team in the Tiger Hills Hockey League

Souris is the hometown of former St Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings coach Andy Murray

Business

  • Restaurants - Woodfire Deli, Subway, Chicken Chef, Par-West seasonal, Sunflower Tea House, Plum Attraction, Tak Lee Chinese Food
  • Accommodations - Souris Motor Inn, The Guest Room
  • Gas Stations - Esso White Owl, Co-Op Cardlock
  • Automotive - Integra Tire, Bumper To Bumper, Souris Collision & Glass, Frank's Shop
  • Banks - RBC, Westoba Credit Union
  • Financial/Insurance - Kirkup Agencies Ltd, Western Financial Services
  • Grocery Stores - Big Way Foods, Robbins' Corner Store Minary Homestyle Bakery, Dollar Town
  • Stores - Home Hardware, Loony Toons, Whitfield's Rexall Drugs, Timeless Treasures, Plaza Pedals, Lauren's Corner Closet, Pembina Co-op Hardware/Lumber
  • Media - Souris Plaindealer/The Corner Pocket Newspaper, Southwest Post online newspaper wwwsouthwestpostca

References

  1. ^ https://wwwgovmbca/legislature/members/mla_list_alphabeticalhtml
  2. ^ 2011 Community Profiles - Census Subdivision
  3. ^ Encyclopedia of Manitoba Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications, 2007, p 648
  4. ^ "Manitoba town cuts historic footbridge to save dike" CTVNews 
  5. ^ French, Alice Masak at Kowalchukcs Funeral Home
  6. ^ , Censuses 1871-1931
  7. ^ , Census 1941-1951
  8. ^ , Census 1961
  9. ^ "Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000" Environment Canada Retrieved 23 August 2012 

External links

  • Former Town of Souris official website
  • Community Profile
  • Map of Souris at Statcan

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