Glenboro

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Glenboro is located in Manitoba
Glenboro
Glenboro
Location of Glenboro in Manitoba

Glenboro is a village in Manitoba, Canada, located about 80 km southeast of the city of Brandon. It is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of South Cypress. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 656. The village is the meeting place of the council for the municipality and is a service center for the surrounding farming community.

History[edit]

Sara the Camel, Glenboro, Manitoba

The Glenboro area was visited early in western exploration, possibly as early as the 1730s when the La Verendryes travelled to the Missouri and beyond. History records that the explorer and geographer David Thompson passed through the area in 1798 and made note of the quality of soil. The first permanent European settlers of the area (Jonas Christie and James Duncan) arrived in 1879, and after the federal Homestead Act passed in 1880, many more settlers arrived in the area, including a number of Icelandic settlers between 1889 and 1894. The arrival of the CPR in 1886 prompted Christie and Duncan to offer land for a town site. The Queens Hotel was the first permanent building of the village, constructed in 1881, and survives into the 21st century. In 1950 the community was formally incorporated as a village.

Steam riverboats were in use on the Assiniboine River between 1875 and 1885. The bow timbers of the last of this "prairie navy" are preserved in a park in Glenboro. The SS Alpha ran aground on April 27, 1885. By this time the advent of the railway had displaced riverboats for transport of passengers, HBC trade goods, agricultural supplies, and grain between Southern Manitoba communities and larger centers such as Winnipeg. A 1904 water tower was installed for watering steam locomotives. The tower was declared both a federal and a provincial heritage site in September 1996. One of the few remaining water towers in Canada, it was destroyed by fire in the early morning hours of April 4, 2008. The village was connected to the Manitoba electrical grid in 1927, and is the northern terminus of a 260 km, 230 kV electrical transmission line to Harvey, North Dakota, USA.

Economic activities[edit]

The village provides services to the surrounding farms such as a grain elevator, farm equipment dealers, and agricultural suppliers. Tourism is a secondary source of income, due to the nearby Spruce Woods Provincial Park and the Glenboro Golf and Country Club.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Glenboro
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 7.2
(45)
14
(57)
18.9
(66)
36.5
(97.7)
37
(99)
36.7
(98.1)
36.1
(97)
39.5
(103.1)
38.3
(100.9)
28.5
(83.3)
22.8
(73)
9.5
(49.1)
39.5
(103.1)
Average high °C (°F) −10.9
(12.4)
−7.5
(18.5)
−0.4
(31.3)
10.6
(51.1)
19.5
(67.1)
23.6
(74.5)
26
(79)
25.1
(77.2)
18.5
(65.3)
11.4
(52.5)
0
(32)
−9
(16)
8.9
(48)
Daily mean °C (°F) −16.6
(2.1)
−13
(9)
−5.7
(21.7)
4.4
(39.9)
12.3
(54.1)
16.9
(62.4)
19.2
(66.6)
18
(64)
12
(54)
5.4
(41.7)
−4.9
(23.2)
−14.2
(6.4)
2.8
(37)
Average low °C (°F) −22.2
(−8)
−18.6
(−1.5)
−11
(12)
−1.9
(28.6)
5.1
(41.2)
10.2
(50.4)
12.3
(54.1)
10.8
(51.4)
5.5
(41.9)
−0.7
(30.7)
−9.7
(14.5)
−19.3
(−2.7)
−3.3
(26.1)
Record low °C (°F) −41
(−42)
−42.8
(−45)
−37.2
(−35)
−29.4
(−20.9)
−11
(12)
−1.1
(30)
1.5
(34.7)
−2.5
(27.5)
−7
(19)
−25.5
(−13.9)
−38
(−36)
−40
(−40)
−42.8
(−45)
Precipitation mm (inches) 19.1
(0.752)
15.5
(0.61)
21.7
(0.854)
36
(1.42)
55.9
(2.201)
75.9
(2.988)
76.8
(3.024)
70.2
(2.764)
51.3
(2.02)
33.3
(1.311)
17.6
(0.693)
17.8
(0.701)
491
(19.33)
Source: Environment Canada[1]

The Community[edit]

  • An 11-bed hospital
  • Glenboro has had a 9 hole golf course since 1922, with all grass greens since 1970 and with a new clubhouse constructed in 1987. Nine more holes were later added.
  • Glenboro Airport is a nearby unpaved airfield suitable for light aircraft.
  • Glenboro School is a kindergarten to Grade 12 school, currently with around 230 pupils and 17 staff, and has offered high school courses since 1973.
  • CFB Shilo
  • Museum
  • Sara the Camel has stood at the side of Highway No. 2 since 1978, in tribute to the nearby Manitoba Desert.

Notable people of Glenboro[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000—Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 20 April 2011

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°33′16″N 99°17′31″W / 49.55444°N 99.29194°W / 49.55444; -99.29194